Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Une Chatelaine...

A what, you may ask... Well, back in the day, if you happened to be the mistress of a castle or a large fashionable household you more than likely wore a chatelaine. It is worn around the neck and usually made of fabric which contained "her lady's" needles and small scissors so she always had them at hand.



This is the one I just finished for my partner in a "Marie Antoinette" Mail Art swap. I used light pink silk, which was embroidered and another piece that was pleated or roushed. Embellished with satin ribbons, vintage roses and an old pearl brooch. The back is vintage creame felt with a small pink crocheted heart attached.

I still plan to tuck in some lace and then send it on it's way...


I have fallen in love with these and though, I am not the mistress of a castle I do believe I must have one :)


XOXO

Catherine


6 comments:

Terri said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So soft and feminine, you have created real beauty here.

Lorrie said...

Your chatelaine is worthy of a very fine castle. Such lovely colour and texture.

cristina said...

beautiful mama!
xoxo

Katsui Jewelry said...

That is gorgeous!

Cindy Welch said...

This is gorgeous. You do beautiful work. I cant wait to meet you in person!! So inspiring

Jenni said...

hi catherine! I wanted to swing by and say hello! I am going on the Greece Trip in September. I can't wait! :)