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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2007 07:27:13 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2007 07:50:16 PM »

this is the coolest piece of jewelry I've ever seen!  I could see this in relation to a number of different crafts beyond sewing.  You did a wonderful job Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2007 10:41:12 PM »

That is so pretty. The name Chatelaine actually comes from the job title...I've read about them plenty of times and have always tried to picture them, so yay.

Would it be possible to get an "in action" shot? like with the spool and needles on/in? I'm just having a hard time picturing them sitting on it, prolly cuz it's so pretty!
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2007 10:44:24 PM »

wow. intricate Smiley
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2007 07:51:14 AM »

really great job I love it.... Smiley cute and practical...

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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2007 07:06:06 AM »

WOW...now this is really something..I would not have the patience to do anything but admire all the work that went into this...great!
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2007 10:35:23 AM »

Wow, how useful!
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« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2008 01:03:53 PM »

Hey everyone,

I am posting a tutorial for this.  So here goes:

Necklace Chatelaine

Materials needed:  
  Plastic-Coated twisted steel core wire (I use fishing lure
          line, it's cheaper than the same stuff in the jewelry section)
  Crimp beads
  Pliers to smoosh the crimp beads
  Assorted beads of your choosing
  6-8 sets of Bar and Circle necklace closures (there are alot of decorative
           ones, so it's up to you)
  Assorted jewelry charms (your choice)
  Fishing Line Leader Closure
  Small clear plastic bottle (I used an empty bottle that Xacto blades came in)
  Soda Bottle Cap
  Small piece of fabric (I used velvet)
  Small amount of polyester stuffing
  Small amount of lace and gold edging
  Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  Metal spring clip, medium size

Begin by cutting a piece of the plastic-coated wire
about 41-45" long.  You are going to only make this
chatelaine 36" long, but you'll need the extra length
for doing the beading and to wrap around for the
crimping.  Start by putting on a crimp bead then loop
thru the metal spring clip, back thru the crimp bead,
pull up and smoosh it together real hard with the pliers.

Start adding beads for about  6", then add the Circle part
(of the Bar & Circle), bead for another 2", then add another
Circle, bead for another 2" and add another Circle.  This makes
for a total of 3 Circle parts.  Add charms wherever you want
along the way.  Bead until you measure 18", this
will be the center point, now start beading the other half
(18") exactly like you did the first half, but just in the
opposite direction, use the other side as a guide.  You will have a
total of 6 Circle parts to hang your stuff from.  Finish by
using a crimp bead the same way you did the first one.

Needle Holder:

Start by cutting a piece of  plastic-coated wire about
9" long and crimp to a Circle part of a closure,
bead for about 1".

Take the clear plastic bottle and using an old needle
or pin, heat the needle with a candle, poke a hole thru
the center of the bottom and the lid.  Make sure
you put a larger bead, then a flat bead next to
the bottom of the bottle.

Thread wire thru hole in bottom of bottle, add another
small flat bead first then bead til you reach the top of
the bottle (use relatively small beads for the inside of the bottle).
Thread wire thru lid top and  close the lid on the bottle,
add more beads for 1 1/2", now measure 1 1/4" of free wire.  

Add a fishing leader closure, and close off with
crimp bead.  The extra free wire is so that
you can open the bottle and put or get the needles
in/out of it.

Thread Spool Holder:

Cut a piece of plastic-coated wire about 6-8".  Thread
thru a Bar part (and if you want add a spring-type jump
ring & charm), use a crimp bead to close.  
Use small beads, drop them thru the hole of whatever
thread spool you intend to use.  I did this with both a
regular spool of thread and the quilting thread I tend
to keep on it.

Bead for about 4". add the fishing leader closure with a
crimp bead

Pin Cushion:

Cut a piece of plastic-coated wire 8-9" long and add some
charms (this is optional), close with a crimp bead.

To make the pin cushion, poke a hole in the bottom of a
soda cap with a heated old needle.  I glued a piece of velvet
to the bottom first, though.  I just thought it'd look better.  
Add beads for about 1 1/2", then put on a flat bead.  Thread
the wire thru the hole in the cap.  Now take a cup and draw
a circle on your piece of fabric and cut it out, do a running
stitch around the edge, draw it up so you have 2 strings,
stuff with polyester stuffing and pull strings closed and tie
with a double knot, I added a little glue on the knot, but
that is also optional.  Thread the wire thru the cushion from
the bottom.  Now put some glue on the sides of the cap and
push the cusion down into the cap and pulling the wire up tight.  Finish
the pin cushion by gluing lace around the edge and then add
the gold edging.  Use your imagination to make whatever
decorations you want, though.

Finish by adding beads for another 1 1/2".  Add a fishing leader
closure, and close with a crimp bead.  Below, you can see that I
found 2 kinds of closure that can be used.  I used the fishing leader
closure because I had them on hand when I made this.  On the other
ones I used the clip you see of the left.

You can also made these into a belt that fits thru the loops of jeans, I
made one for each my niece's and made beaded pieces to hang their
cell-phone, a coin purse, a pocket watch, etc.  I have this also as a .pdf so if
anyone wants a copy just send me your email and I'll send it to you.  I hope ya'll can follow this.  And thanks for all the complements.
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« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2008 07:10:43 AM »

wow that is amazing

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