Organza Shoelaces

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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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

Shoelaces and Hair Ribbons – How to Find a Match

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As last month’s topic was about using shoelaces as an alternative to hair ribbons, the question has come up about knowing which hair ribbons match which shoelaces as shown in the the example I gave with the golf shoes below.

Matching 1/4″ Shoelaces to 7/8″ Hair Ribbons

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The one thing I’ve done across all of my shoelace shops as well as my hair ribbon shop is to provide consistent names to matching colors of ribbon/shoelaces for each fabric type. In the example above, the 1/4″ grosgrain shoelaces and the 7/8″ hair ribbon are both labeled as “Red”. I’ve done this for Satin, Organza and Grosgrain shoelaces and hair ribbons for all widths. The examples below show just how easy it is to match shoelaces to hair ribbons.

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5/8″ Satin Shoelaces

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If you’d like to match 5/8″ shoelaces to 1/5″ hair ribbons, note the colors on the listing.  You’ll notice that each color is available for both the shoelaces and the hair ribbons, and no matter how they may appear on your screen, colors with the same names match, so while Spruce may appear darker on the shoelaces listing, it indeed matches the Spruce on the hair ribbon listing.

For purchasing these items, the hair ribbons are available at one shop, and the shoelaces are available at three shops.

HAIR RIBBONS

Hair Ye! Hair Ye! – https://www.etsy.com/listing/239115908

SHOELACES

Lost in Lace – https://www.etsy.com/listing/182308287

All About Shoelaces – http://allaboutshoelaces.theboutiqueproject.com/mediumwidesatin.htm

Ribbon Shoelaces – http://ribbonshoelaces.theboutiqueproject.com/WidesatinShoelaces.htm

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5/8″ Organza Shoelaces

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7/8″ Organza Hair Ribbons

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The same applies to the 5/8″ organza shoelaces and the 7/8″ organza hair ribbons. Note that there are colors in the hair ribbons (yellow, rust and lime), that don’t have a corresponding shoelace color, so always do a cross reference before purchasing to ensure there is a corresponding match in your color.

For purchasing these items, the hair ribbons are available at one shop, and the shoelaces are available at three shops.

HAIR RIBBONS

Hair Ye! Hair Ye! – https://www.etsy.com/listing/240162998

SHOELACES

Lost in Lace – https://www.etsy.com/listing/185808045

All About Shoelaces – http://allaboutshoelaces.theboutiqueproject.com/58organza.htm

Ribbon Shoelaces – http://ribbonshoelaces.theboutiqueproject.com/WideOrganzaShoelaces.htm

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5/8″ Grosgrain Shoelaces

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7/8″ Grosgrain Hair Ribbons

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And of course the same holds true for the example of 5/8″ grosgrain shoelaces and 7/8″ grosgrain hair ribbons. Note that similar colors that are not identical have been intentionally given different names, so you’ll know they are not an exact match (e.g. Tangerine vs. Orange, Golden vs. Gold, Daffodil vs. Yellow, etc.).

For purchasing these items, the hair ribbons are available at one shop, and the shoelaces are available at three shops.

HAIR RIBBONS

Hair Ye! Hair Ye! – https://www.etsy.com/listing/238088194

SHOELACES

Lost in Lace – https://www.etsy.com/listing/159816849

All About Shoelaces – http://allaboutshoelaces.theboutiqueproject.com/58grosgrain.htm

Ribbon Shoelaces – http://ribbonshoelaces.theboutiqueproject.com/WideGrosgrainShoelaces.htm

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If you’re trying to match colors across fabric types, say grosgrain shoelaces and a satin hair ribbon, matching color names do not imply those colors will match. If you’ve got a particular combo in mind, just contact me via the customer services option at the shop you’re in, and I can confirm whether your combo is a good match or not. Actually that’s a great thing to remember. While I plan to slowly but surely provide information in this blog to answer your most frequent questions, don’t ever hesitate to contact me with more questions. You can reach me at Questions@TheBoutiqueProject.com for questions about any items at The Boutique Project shops, and I’m always quick to respond. I love hearing from my customers! – 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

Metallic Sparkle Ribbon Shoelaces - ♥ Buy Your Shoelaces Online the Easy Way ♥ - Over 15,000 Shoelace Designs Available - You Choose the Length - You Choose the Tips - You Get Just What You Want

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

Silver Linings Ribbon Shoelaces - ♥ Buy Your Shoelaces Online the Easy Way ♥ - Over 15,000 Shoelace Designs Available - You Choose the Length - You Choose the Tips - You Get Just What You Want

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

Heavy Metal Ribbon Shoelaces - ♥ Buy Your Shoelaces Online the Easy Way ♥ - Over 15,000 Shoelace Designs Available - You Choose the Length - You Choose the Tips - You Get Just What You Want

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

Gold Rush Ribbon Shoelaces - ♥ Buy Your Shoelaces Online the Easy Way ♥ - Over 15,000 Shoelace Designs Available - You Choose the Length - You Choose the Tips - You Get Just What You Want

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

Organza Shoelaces – Sheerly Beautiful

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Organza ribbon shoelaces were the first style of shoelaces I offered on Etsy. With some narrow crimp-on ends and little paddle dangles, one afternoon I decided to convert my excess stash of organza ribbon into shoelaces. The idea came to me completely on a whim, and I could see my husband thinking “here she goes again” as I sat on the floor cutting strands of organza and adding the tiny tips.

3/8″ Wide Organza

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1/4″ Wide Organza

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I was quite surprised by just how popular those shoelaces became, and ultimately that led to the opening of the Lost in Lace shop. To this day the organza ribbon shoelaces are the most viewed shoelaces on my site – specifically the 1/4″ wide shoelaces shown above rank the highest. These days I’m offering organza in several different widths (1/4″, 3/8″, 5/8″, 7/8″ and 1.5″) and have many more tip options. (Check out my article on Tip Options to see more on the available tips –  https://lostinlaceboutique.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/tip-options-for-custom-ribbon-shoelaces.)

5/8″ Wide Organza

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As for all of the different widths of shoelaces, those can be found at:

1/4″
https://www.etsy.com/listing/158117018
3/8″
https://www.etsy.com/listing/158129115
5/8″
https://www.etsy.com/listing/185808045
7/8″
https://www.etsy.com/listing/158118416
1.5″
https://www.etsy.com/listing/210116713

1.5″ Wide Organza

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The wider styles have been very popular with brides. There is quite a trend to go the comfy route on wedding shoes these days (especially on those long dresses where no one can see your shoes anyway), so I get a ton of requests from brides who go with blinged-out Converse instead of dressy heels. How much fun is that?!?!

7/8″ Wide Organza

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As my first style of shoelaces, it made sense to highlight my organza first and give a big “THANK YOU” to all of my customers who made me realize how much fun they are to make and got me rolling with Lost in Lace.

Thank you! – Ann Louise