Before I went on vacation my friend and I went to Loods5, a lifestyle store not far from where I live. Sometimes we buy stuff there, but most of the time we go just for inspiration. One of the things I saw there were glass jars covered in metal wire instead of rope, like a sort of macrame. I really loved it, but thought I could make these myself. So I bought green wire and here they are!
When we were on vacation in Ruurlo, The Netherlands last week (how fast time flies when you're back to work, it seems like three months ago!) my daughters collected chestnuts, acorns, pinecones and such, as children do when fall comes. Normally it's roaming around the house in a plastic bag for a couple of week to be tossed away in the bin in the end, but this year, after my experimenting with plant pots crocheted from rope, I made a small basket for it, which is now standing by the front door, between the pumpkins and the heather.
You might think I'm getting better of it by naming the magazine I got inspiration from all the time, but honestley: that's not the case. It's just that I discovered Koel Magazine recently and I'm always very enthousiastic about new discoveries. Usually it lasts a couple of weeks and then: on to the next.
Anyway, this pattern I found again on the website of Koel Magazine, under the chapter 'Free Patterns'. You can find it under Macrame.
I had some left over rope from the plant pots and used it to make this Peacock Macrame piece.