Buckles, spray painted gold:
And here are the boot hooks/quick laces that I intended to sew to the corset piece. They followed my template for placement just fine.
But they faced the hooks towards each other, instead of away so I can't actually lace them when they're sewn in as intended.
I'll be setting rivets and adding buckles to straps next while hoping the company can quickly ship me replacement boot hooks. If not, then 1) I won't be using that company again and 2) I'll have to punch little holes along the slender edge so that I can hand stitch the hooks to the corset in the proper orientation. PIA. *sigh*