Anyway, I'm guessing I should be able to find some at Pennsic, but in the mean time, what to do so I can lace myself up? Any thoughts or ideas? Here's what I have so far:
- Heat shrink tubing - actually had a little left over in my corset supply stash and it worked ok, except that one pulled off already. I think this is fine as long as your eyelet to point ratio is not to snug. It also won't shrink to a very sharp point which is sort of an issue for that one inevitable smaller-than-planned eyelet.
- Thread wrap (any maybe nail polish) - this worked with just thread on a soutach lace I have, so far it seems like the best option, though I wonder if it would be sturdy enough on a fingerlooped cord
- Lots of glue - might not hold together well over several lacings
- Tape - won't hold up in the wash
- Something else?
Does anyone know of any other online resources for getting these things? I need some pretty small ones for the blue banded gown, the eyelets are small. I did come across some European sites with nice selections but they didn't give diameter measurements, and the prices were kind of high so I'm not sure that's the best solution.