Sunday, November 14, 2010

Making Chatelaines

Today I decided to play hooky and make some beaded chatelaines. I went to a retreat with a few friends about a week ago and my friend Lee was making some beautiful chatelaines. So today I pulled out my beads and made eight. They are made with beading wire specific for making necklaces and bracelets and is very sturdy. The gold loop was from a sale rack necklace that I deconstructed

for parts. The loop is spacious for hanging sewing tools from such as seam rippers, threaders, scissors, and reading glasses. I wanted one to hang my glasses from while longarming, so that is what inspired me to make these.

I decided to do a giveaway of one of the chatelaines. I'm going to giveaway the purple and white glass beaded one that is shown in the last picture on this blog.

To qualify for the drawing, you need to post a comment to my blog, and leave your email in the comment. The drawing will take place Sunday 11-21-2010 at around 5 pm. I live in WI so it is central time.

All of the chatelaines are made with either glass beads, shell, or stones.

This lovely chatelaine could be your's, so please post to my blog. You may even want to list my blog as a favorite.

Thanks for reading.


  1. These are beautiful Norma. I still have a few to get the rings attached to and finish up the ones I was working on. I will try to post pictures on FB when I get them all done.

    Gee, just had a thought. I didn't even make one for myself. Guess I will have to get on that.

    I'm anxious to see who your lucky winner will be.



  2. Well, I would love one. Purple is my second favorite color (orange is first and goes well with purple) and I could use one for my glasses, too. What a great giveaway.

  3. And the winner is Gari. Gari, please email me at to give me your address for mailing out your new purple chatelaine. Congrats.