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WEAR AND CARE

Quick links to product wear and care topics:
WHAT ARE SHOE CLIPS
HOW TO USE SHOE CLIPS
CARING FOR YOUR SHOE CLIPS
LEATHER
BOOT CHAINS AND BOOT BELTS

WHAT ARE SHOE CLIPS

Shoe clips are essentially jewellery for shoes. They are a temporary attachment so they can be clipped on any shoe for added decoration, to co-ordinate a look or to add as a striking feature. The decorative part of the item has a clip attached on the back. There are small teeth on the inside of the clip that attaches the clip to the shoe. Lilli Blakk shoe clips can be used on any shoes.

HOW TO ATTACH SHOE CLIPS

To attach to shoes: gently open the clip, place it in the desired position on your shoe and squeeze closed. To remove the clip from your shoe, open the clip from underneath. Do not attach/remove the clip while your shoe is on your foot. Please note: to provide the best quality and functionality, Lilli Blakk shoe clips cannot disassemble whilst attached but caution must be taken when opening the clips as the lever may slip out of place if overextended. If this occurs please note that the clip is not broken- simply reinsert it into place. For best care, please avoid contact with moisture and chemicals and store Lili Blakk shoe clips in their box when not in use.

CARING FOR YOUR SHOE CLIPS

Lilli Blakk shoe clips have been lovingly hand crafted using mixed metals, beads, semi precious stones, sequins, feathers, chain and other embellishments. All our embellishments are attached by hand. You will notice inconsistencies in the colour, size and pattern of the shoe clips which is our intention. Most of our jewellery components are put together by hand. Please take care when wearing, as our beautiful pieces are delicate. If they are dropped or mishandled, stones may fall out, embellishments may break and we cannot take responsibility for any breakages that occur through rough handling. We recommend storing your shoe clips in the Lilli Blakk box they came in when not in use.

LEATHER

WHAT IS LEATHER?

Leather is the combination of raw hides from animals & the process of tanning. Tanning agents are used to convert the raw skin or hide into a stable non-perishable material. Most tanneries apply complex coatings onto the leathers to increase their stain and wear resistance. The concept of good leather care is to maintain these coatings for as long as possible. When allowed to build up, grime, dust, body oils and food stains can breakdown the coatings which may change the condition and appearance of your leather item.

CHARACTERISTICS OF LEATHER

Leather is a natural material and therefore inconsistency of colour and texture is a unique characteristic. Leather is designed to age with wear, and may fade, stretch and soften over time. Lilli Blakk is renowned for using leather with a particularly soft hand feel.

CARE TIPS

To keep your Lilli Blakk leather products looking their best, please follow the steps below. 1. PROTECTION
All leather should be protected before wearing. A good protector should also be applied regularly to help resist the effects of daily soiling. A protector can be used on most leather and suede items. Remember to cover any embellishments such as metal and beading when spraying the protector.

2. CLEANING
Most leather can be cleaned but it is important to find the correct cleaner for your leather item. Lilli Blakk do not sell any leather cleaners, so please visit your local shoe repairer to find the most suitable product. Always test it first and remember to protect your item again after cleaning.

3. CONDITIONING
Leather conditioners/gels are only meant for occasional use. They contain fats or oils that help to lubricate the leather and replenish the suppleness. They can be used on most smooth leathers but should NOT be used on any suede, metallic, pearlised, embossed or patent leathers. Please test it first on an inconspicuous part of the leather before applying.

4. POLISHING
Polishing is a great way to remove fingerprints and dust from your leather items, particularly high shine leathers such as patent.

5. STORING
Never store any Lilli Blakk leather items in plastic as they cannot breathe and always store them in a cool, dry place away from heat.

BOOT CHAINS AND BOOT BELTS

Our Boot Belts and Boot chains are all adjustable to fit a wide variety of boots. Just wrap the chain or belt around the base of your boots with either the chain around your heel or the front of the boot. For boot belts, buckles should face the outside. Adjust and fasten to your desired length. Lilli Blakk chains and belts have been lovingly crafted using a variety of different metals and leather. Our non precious chains are either steel or brass. Unless specified sterling silver, the silver components we use are silver plated. Unless specified 18ct or 9ct gold, the gold components we use are gold plated. Please store your Lili Blakk shoe accessories individually in the boxes they came in or satin/velvet pouches when they are not being worn.
 

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