Shoelace Highlights

Iridescent Shoelaces

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It’s hard to believe so many months have passed since my last post, and that’s all thanks to my fabulous customers who have been keeping me busy making custom shoelaces. Several new styles have been introduced into my shops these past few months, and probably my favorite addition has been the Iridescent Shoelaces.  I’ve exclusively featured the Lost in Lace shop at Etsy for the laces below, but they are also available at the All About Shoelaces shop.

Pink & Green

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(The Mauve and Sage on the left has softer shades while the pinstriped Fuchsia and Green on the right is a brighter way to go.)

Iridescent shoelaces stand out the most when they mix colors that are more distant on the color wheel like these pink and green laces.

Everything Purple

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(Hot Pink and Purple)
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(Dark Blue and Purple)
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(Violet and Dark Green)

 As usual I went a little heavy on the purple when selecting my iridescent shoelace ribbon.  Maybe I need someone to stop me from getting so much purple, but my customers seem to like all of these new purple shades too!

But Wait! There’s More!

(Top Left: Dark Blue and Gold, Bottom Left: Green and Brown, Right: Blue and Green)

There are so many styles to choose from, that I can’t list them all, but suffice it to say the Iridescent Shoelaces are going to be sticking around. If you want to see everything in one place, checkout the Iridescent Shoelaces section at the All About Shoelaces shop. They are too much fun to pass up!  – Ann Louise

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Buffalo Plaid Shoelaces – Welcoming the Season

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I notice that some shoelaces are more popular during different seasons, and it’s hardly surprising that these Buffalo Plaid shoelaces are popular during the fall and winter months. I’m all stocked up and getting lots of orders for these shoelaces at all three shops.

Warm & Fuzzy

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This time of year we just want to pull out those comfortable flannel shirts, and you can’t be accused of going for the grunge look when your shoelaces match your shirt…nothing grungy about that. (Click on the photo above to see these shoelaces at my Lost in Lace shop.)

A Touch of Gold

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The metallic gold edges dress things up a bit and make these shoelaces great for a country Christmas feel too. They’re adorable with those not-so-ugly holiday sweaters. (Click on the photo above to see these shoelaces at my Ribbon Shoelaces shop.)

A Perfect Bow

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This woven style of ribbon has a nice stiff drape that makes it ideal for shaping both smaller bows and larger bows.(Click on the photo above to see these shoelaces at my All About Shoelaces shop.)

All of the Tip Options

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All of the tip options are available for these shoelaces, but my customers lean towards the red, black and gold tips here. That seems obvious. 🙂 (Click on the photo above to see these shoelaces at my Lost in Lace shop.)

Dressing for the season is part of the fun and a great way to enjoy it while it lasts, so let’s break out the flannel!  -Ann Louise

Denim Shoelaces – A Perfect Fit

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Since I’m always looking for new and interesting ribbons to create shoelaces, it’s no surprise that I couldn’t pass up this fun new denim ribbon.

Choose Your Tip Options

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Just like all of my other ribbon shoelaces, you can choose your favorite tip option. I went with orange plastic on the pair I made for myself since it matches the visible thread stitched on my favorite style of blue jeans.

Just Like Denim

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While this ribbon is made from a more shoelace-friendly material than cotton (polyester), it has that true denim look. There is a faded blue front side with a lighter shade on the back side.

So Cute!

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They are so adorable and easy to lace without the actual frayed edges you’d get if you cut them straight from denim, but they sure look like they have been. At the moment I’m only offering these at my Lost in Lace shop on Etsy, but they’ll make their way out to my other sites sooner than later. 🙂 -Ann Louise

Black Shoelaces – The Sky’s the Limit

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Basic black shoelaces…we all need them, but do they really need to be so basic? When I first started making shoelaces I was focused on bright colors and crazy prints rather than the black, white and brown colors. As I started to expand and add more basic colors, I realized customers wanted black more than any other color. Who knew?  I do now, so my customers have as many options as I can possibly get my hands on.

Black Shoelaces in Satin, Organza and Grosgrain

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The standard solid ribbons are always satin, organza and grosgrain. I offer my customers satin and grosgrain shoelaces in 4 different widths (1/4″, 3/8″, 5/8″ and 7/8″), and I offer the organza shoelaces in all 4 of those widths plus a 1.5″ width. (Click on the pictures above to view these shoelaces at the Ribbon Shoelaces shop.)

Black Shoelace Groups

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Besides the solid satin/organza/grosgrain, I also offer several other styles of ribbon shoelaces with multiple colors to choose from, and of course I always offer the black when available. (Click on the picture above to view these shoelaces at the Ribbon Shoelaces shop.)

But Wait…There’s More!

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Between solids and prints and textures, I just keep curating more ribbons for black ribbon shoelaces for my customers. (Click on the pictures above to view these shoelaces at the All About Shoelaces shop.)

Whether you’re replacing a pair of basic black shoelaces or just want to upgrade what you’ve got, black shoelaces are available from subtle to wild. You can always find the perfect pair, and you don’t even have to look that hard. 🙂 – Ann Louise

Lace Shoelaces – For the Frill of It

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It seems I’m always getting requests for shoelaces made of actual lace. They look beautiful in wedding shoes, and they add a frilly look to granny boots, brogues, oxfords, sneakers…actually I think by definition it’s safe to say that lace shoelaces add a frilly look to any pair of shoes.

Wedding Cotton Crochet Shoelaces

Several months ago I went on a search for lace trim that was suitable for shoelaces, and this cotton crochet style in white and ivory was the first I found. I’d actually tried crocheting shoelaces by hand, and while that worked nicely for my own shoes, it was way too time-consuming to try to do the same for my customers. As soon as I  started offering this style, many of my bridal customers opted for these over the popular organza styles. Certainly I make the majority of these shoelaces for wedding shoes. (Click on the pictures above to view these shoelaces at the Ribbon Shoelaces shop.)

Lacy Lace Shoelaces

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Until a couple of weeks ago I hadn’t been successful in searching for more delicate looking lace that could handle the task of lacing up shoes. Finding quality wholesalers in an ongoing challenge, so I was thrilled when my sister-in-law shared one of her favorites that just happened to carry this beautiful nylon lace in white and black. While the black obviously isn’t intended for bridal shoes, it has infinite possibilities with other shoes. I’m excited to hear what my customers have to say about these since I think they might just surpass the crocheted laces in popularity! (Click on the pictures above to view these shoelaces at the Lost In Lace shop.)

More Crochet Shoelaces

And that same new wholesaler also offered some crocheted lacing material in a variety of colors rather than white and ivory. Since these are brand new to my offering, I’m starting with a nice brown lace that’s more versatile than the other colors, but I expect as these start to get noticed by my customers, I’ll be back to get all of the other colors too. (Click on the picture above to view these shoelaces at the Lost In Lace shop.)

I don’t think I ever would have pursued lace instead of ribbon without the requests from several customers. One advantage to being a small business owner is the ability to quickly react to customer feedback and meet their needs. These lace shoelaces are a great example of how customers can get what they want simply by asking, and I’m always so glad when they do. 🙂 Ann Louise

Metallic Shoelaces – Time to Shine

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Metallic shoelaces are a year-round customer favorite, but they really get popular as the holidays approach. When the days get shorter and darker, everyone likes an opportunity to shine during all of those seasonal parties and festivities.

All Over Metallic Sparkle

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This selection of shoelaces tops everyone’s favorites list. The metallic threads are actually the color of the laces and not just some gold or silver threads woven into the ribbons. The white shade has a bit of an iridescent effect that makes it a frequent choice for wedding shoes. (Click on the picture above to view these shoelaces at the Ribbon Shoelaces shop.)

Silver  Linings

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At only 1/4″ wide, these silver-trimmed satin shoelaces don’t overshadow your fabulous new party shoes, but they do give them a hint of sparkle. (Click on the picture above to view these shoelaces at the All About Shoelaces shop.)

Heavy Metal

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While many shoes have either gold or silver hardware (e.g. eyelets, buckles, etc.) that commit you to gold or silver with the rest of your accessories…belts, jewelry, purses, watches…most shoes come without the extra hardware. These gold and silver shoelaces let you choose, switch and mix your metal colors as you please. (Click on the picture above to view these shoelaces at the Lost in Lace shop.)

Good for Blue

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Blue is great for any time of year, and I wear this navy pair every chance I get! We all have blue shoes that would look better with a little sparkle. 🙂 (Click on the picture above to view these shoelaces at the All About Shoelaces shop.)

Gold Rush

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With a nearly invisible organza background, these delicate gold laces are all about the shine. (Click on the picture above to view these shoelaces at the Ribbon Shoelaces shop.)

Whether you’re the type who can pull off metallic shoelace bling on a daily basis or just for special occasions, they always bring a cheerful glint and gleam. And how easy is that?  A change of shoelaces is such a simple way to sparkle and shine whenever you want. – Ann Louise

Animal Print Shoelaces – From Classic to Bold

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Animal print patterns range from classic leopard and zebra prints – used often in accessories, clothing and home decor – to the bolder prints and colors meant to stand out and make a definite statement. When used in shoelaces, pretty much anything goes!

Classic Zebra and Leopard

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These Zebra and Leopard patterns have some updated flair in these extra wide organza shoelaces. While we wouldn’t think twice to see such patterns on a purse or a pillow, using these shoelaces to replace an ankle tie in a pair of shoes gives a classic pattern a bold edge. (Click on the pictures above to view these shoelaces at the Lost In Lace shop.)

Subtle in Satin

For a classic pattern with a more subtle approach to accessorizing, these 3/8″ satin leopard print shoelaces are the right choice. Paired with any dressy brown shoes, you’ll always look well-appointed. (Click on the picture above to view these shoelaces at the Ribbon Shoelaces shop.)

And Now for Something Bolder

Sometimes you just want to stand out, and the bright colors in these animal print organza and satin laces aren’t going to let you blend in. With some colorful plastic tip options, you can’t miss the mark with these fun shoelaces. (Click on the pictures above to view these shoelaces at the All About Shoelaces shop.)

The bottom line is that we all have some room in our wardrobe from animal prints. Whether you’re the classic type or like to use a little color to express yourself, shoelaces are a great way get those animal prints into your wardrobe for a perfect “pop” of interest.  – Ann Louise