One less excuse to wear skirts to work (as I'm often involved in opening doors, having keys on hand was an issue), plus the iPhone pouch that I made (following these instructions, and then adding eyelets to thread chain through) makes sure my phone doesn't sit in my purse which is locked up all day!
First I collected some chatelaine inspiration on Pinterest (where you will see I had inspiration from Lilla and Dawn of the Feathered Nest!)
I bought the chatelaine pin itself on etsy. It hooks over my skirt waistband and as a smaller hook to dangle other needful things off it.
The cream doily was made by my great-grandmother (yes, well, my mother cut it up first!), there's another doily on the back. Oh and it's 100% handsewn, including tacking on the doilies and lace because I did that after I sewed it all together.
The keys have satin ribbon between them to reduce the annoying jangling and they are attached to a fob watch chain owned by my great-grandfather.
So there you have it, my chatelaine project all done!