I Made a Swank Pair of Lucet Shoelaces

I have a much-loved pair of Fluevog shoes that needed a new pair of shoelaces.  

And since I'm a girl with a lucet, I've got a handy way to whip up a pair of pretty shoelaces whenever I please. I also have magic powers in color-matching my laces to my shoes as long as I can find the right yarn color. (Try to find a full array of colored shoelaces for sale in the length and style that you need. Not going to happen!)  

I felt like keeping the look of these shoes classic and versatile. In this case black yarn was a pretty easy color to get a hold of. The sheen and weight of Lucci Rayon was perfect for my trusty heels.

I was lucky enough to be taking a cruise when my shoelace-making activity was going on.  Here's my view while luceting and enjoying a prosecco. Wish this could be my view every day!

I used the Basic Turn Lucet Cord worked to the length of the original shoelaces.

Then I also used pliers to attach these shoelace tips (called aglets) to give my laces an extra-fancy finishing touch.

Got any shoelaces that need replacing? Make yourself something fancy!

Learn to Lucet

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Do more with the yarn you already have! Learn to use this ancient Viking cording tool to make strong and very sturdy cords that you can use in so many ways.

Make your knit and crochet projects even better. Use them to make drawstrings, lacings, buttons and embellishments for your knit and crochet projects. Also make jewelry, designer shoelaces, home improvement hacks and more with these strong cords.

Author Jennifer Hansen teaches you 6 fundamental cord types and give you full instructions for 8 fun, easy and useful lucet projects.

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