Wikipedia defines a chatelaine as a decorative belt hook or clasp worn at the waist with a series of chains suspended from it. Each chain was mounted with useful household appendages such as scissors, thimbles, watches, keys, vinaigrette, and household seals.

Chateleine bags were suspended from a waistband by cord or chain, which were popular from the 1860s to the end of the 19th century.

Chatelaines were worn by many housekeepers in the 19th century and in the 16th century Dutch Republic, where they were typically used as watch chains for the most wealthy. Similar jewelry was also worn by Anglo-Saxon women, as seen from the burial record, but their function is uncertain.

The name chatelaine derives from the French term châtelaine and was originally used disparagingly, as it referred to a device designed to have all the tools necessary for the woman of the household to sort out any problem she may encounter in her day, like a fraying curtain.

Ancient Roman women wore chatelaines with ear scoops, nail cleaners, and tweezers.  Women in Roman Britain wore ‘chatelaine brooches’ from which toilet sets were suspended.

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I have a broad set of Quilting tools and chatelaines that help keep the avid quilter organized and looking good.  Chatelaines are generally worn on a necklace and have both victorian and more modern appearance.  They are all sterling silver and natural gemstones.

Big Bubbles Sterling Silver Chatelaine with gem
Big Bubbles Sterling Silver Chatelaine with gem
The big bubbles chatelaine was designed using the lost wax process.  It has a nice vintage look, and plenty of space to attach your quilting tools.  Chain necklace can clasp in the front at one end.   Huge favorite!
$120.00 Add to cart
Big Flower Chatelaine in Sterling Silver
Big Flower Chatelaine in Sterling Silver
These ornate "Big Flower" Chatelaines have a lacy leaf for carrying quilting accessories.  They have the vintage style of the old chatelaines.
$310.00 Add to cart
Crescent Scroll Chatelaine
Crescent Scroll Chatelaine
This sturdy sterling silver chatelaine is a crescent shaped tube with scrollwork cut into it.  It is finished with a series of loops for your quilting tools.  Shown with a sterling silver foxtail necklace, it moves from side to side smoothly and self-centers.  Customizable with extra loops.
$160.00 Add to cart
Elephant Sterling Silver Chatelaine
Elephant Sterling Silver Chatelaine
This elephant is stamped in sterling silver.  Plenty of room to attach accessories and tools in the coil at the bottom.
$100.00 Add to cart
Fish-and-Seaweed Large Sterling Silver Chatelaine
Fish-and-Seaweed Large Sterling Silver Chatelaine
Sterling Silver. Fish Chatelaine.
$210.00 Add to cart
Flourish Sterling Silver Chatelaine – 13x18mm gemstone
Flourish Sterling Silver Chatelaine – 13x18mm gemstone
$200 Silver cht+$20 gem. This modern chatelaine can be worn as a necklace pendant on a silver chain.
$150.00 Add to cart
Geometric Chatelaine with gemstone drop
Geometric Chatelaine with gemstone drop
Tanzanite chatelaine is a modern sterling silver beauty!  The 5 loops hold your quilting tools/accessories.
$120.00 Add to cart
Hummingbird Wreath Chatelaine in Sterling Silver
Hummingbird Wreath Chatelaine in Sterling Silver
This Sterling Silver Chatelaine is cast with the hanging loop behind the hummingbird wing.
$150.00 Add to cart
Jan’s Heart Sterling Silver Chatelaine
Jan’s Heart Sterling Silver Chatelaine
Jan's Heart Chatelaine is dainty and unique.  Sterling Silver.
$100.00 Add to cart
Large Gemstone in Sterling Silver Frame/Chatelaine
Large Gemstone in Sterling Silver Frame/Chatelaine
Sterling Silver frame with unique gemstone in a 30 x 40 mm oval.  This can be worn with or without your quilting tools hanging off the bottom.
$170.00 Add to cart
Large Open Heart Chatelaine in Sterling Silver, with Pincushion
Large Open Heart Chatelaine in Sterling Silver, with Pincushion
Sterling Silver. Heart Chatelaine with pin cushion. Sold without the pincushion for $310.  Can be attached to chain or gemstone necklace.
$410.00 Add to cart
Large Open Heart Chatelaine in Sterling Sliver
Large Open Heart Chatelaine in Sterling Sliver
Sterling Silver. Can attach to gemstone necklace or Sterling Silver chain. 6cm diameter with 11 eyelets to connect your quilting tools.
$210.00 Add to cart
Large Open Heart/scarf Chatelaine in Sterling Silver
Large Open Heart/scarf Chatelaine in Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver. Can be worn on chain or scarf.
$210.00 Add to cart
Natural Gemstone Necklace/Chatelaine
Natural Gemstone Necklace/Chatelaine
Gemstone necklace and pendant.
$200.00 Add to cart
Pineapple 1, Sterling Silver Chatelaine
Pineapple 1, Sterling Silver Chatelaine
Sterling Silver pineapple bloom holds three quilting tools.  Loop on the back for chain.
$100.00 Add to cart
Pineapple 3, Sterling Silver Chatelaine
Pineapple 3, Sterling Silver Chatelaine
This sterling sIlver chatelaine has 3 pineapple blooms and 7 loops to hold your quilting tools.
$120.00 Add to cart
Pineapple 5, Sterling Silver Chatelaine
Pineapple 5, Sterling Silver Chatelaine
This large sterling silver chatelaine has 5 pineapple blossoms and 11 loops for hanging your quilt accessories and tools.
$370.00 Add to cart
Spirit Locker Sterling Silver Chatelaine
Spirit Locker Sterling Silver Chatelaine
Spirit Locker chatelaine is a heavy woven sterling silver herringbone.  Several finishes used to make each one unique.  Hand built.
$120.00 Add to cart
Sterling Silver Frog Chatelaine, with gem
Sterling Silver Frog Chatelaine, with gem
Frog Chatelaine is adorable!  Made of sterling silver, he can hang from the ballast at the top.  The design work was done using lost wax.  Gemstones are usually green:  Jade, emerald or peridot.
$120.00 Add to cart
Sterling Silver Jinny Beyer Logo Chatelaine with Gem
Sterling Silver Jinny Beyer Logo Chatelaine with Gem
This chatelaine is the Jinny Beyer quilt square logo in sterling silver with a center gemstone.
$110.00 Add to cart
Sterling Silver Owl with or without gem
Sterling Silver Owl with or without gem
Sterling Silver. 20x40mm chatelaine is done with or without the 13 x 18mm gemstones.   Please request current gemstone offerings.
$100.00$120.00 Select options