Why are horseshoes considered “lucky”?

Often seen hanging over the entrance of a home, given to a newlywed couple to protect and attract good fortune for the family residing inside, or, more recently, worn as jewelry, horseshoes are thought to bring good luck and protection. Over the centuries, several origin stories emerged about why people the world over believe in the luck of the humble horseshoe.

In the Irish story of the blacksmith and the devil, one day a blacksmith was working hard in his shop forging horseshoes. Suddenly, the devil appeared and demanded his own shoes. The blacksmith, recognizing the devil, took a burning hot shoe and nailed it deep into the devil’s hooves. After walking away, the devil was in such excruciating pain, he ripped the horseshoes off and swore he would never go near one again. Thus, the tradition of hanging a horseshoe over the entrance of a house to ward off evil spirits was born.
Many believe that to hang it with the ends pointing upwards is good luck as it acts as a storage container of sorts for any good luck that happens to be floating by. Horseshoes were also considered lucky because they were made by blacksmiths, which is also considered a very lucky trade. Because they worked with elemental fire and magical iron, they were thought to have special powers.

What is the difference between a hanging horseshoe and a tabletop horseshoe?

All SparkleFox horseshoes come with hangers on the back *and* a standing easel back so you can use the horseshoe as a frame or a “lucky horseshoe” to hang over the door.

Do all horseshoes come with a standing easel back?


How do I hang the horseshoe?

There are two hooks on the back of the shoe. You can use wire, ribbon, light chain or whatever your imagination comes up with. Be sure that your knots are tight!

How long does it take to receive my order?

Generally, all orders are sent within one or two business days. Custom orders take a week to two weeks, depending on the complexity of the design and availability of materials.

What other kinds of things do you bling?

You name it, we’ll try it! We specialize in auto accessories (emblems, license plate frames, etc.), fashion accessories (shoes, hats, purses, glasses, earrings, etc.), and home accessories (switchplate covers, home décor, hardware, frames, etc.). If you don’t see it on our website, drop us an e-mail and let’s talk about your ideas!

What are the license plate frames made of?

All of our frames are made of high quality metal made by outstanding manufacturers (Cruiser, Bell, etc.).

What kind of Crystals do you use?

SparkleFox uses 100% authentic Swarovski Elements crystals. Swarovski is known for their outstanding sparkle and shine..

Why Swarovski?

The Swarovski company creates its glass with a special compound that imitators cannot duplicate. This special compound creates the incredible brilliance of their product. The delicate color palette is another quality that sets Swarovski crystal components apart from others.

I want a sparkly car emblem – can I use the emblems already on my car or do I need to order new ones?

It’s up to you. If you would like to remove and send us the emblems that you want crystallized, that’s great! We can order the emblems for you too – just give us the make/model/vin# and we will quote you a price and order it for you!