Today is my son Max's 25th birthday. Happy Birthday, Max! Many years ago, when he was in grade school, his shoelace broke while tying.
I said "I can make better shoelaces than that". And I did.
Years later I decided to make some for sale. I found this great nylon crochet thread that comes from Mexico in lots of bright colors and has a great sheen to it.
I bought some heat-shrink tubing at the electronics store along with the special heating tool for finishing the tips of each lace. Although I have made several pair of laces, it never has really worked out to my satisfaction.
The tips are fat and do not go through the holes on many types of shoes. And worse yet, the tips do not always stay on. Glue could help out here, but I haven't tried it yet.
What I really want is a way to compress the ends of the laces and attach a small piece of tubing that will stay. Recently, I sent away for samples of metal "aglets" which are made for this purpose. They were much too small to accommodate my laces.
Anybody know of another source for aglets or have another idea for making a nice looking tip on these laces?