Monday, January 5, 2015

New Year Moon in the Khan's Kingdom

Sometimes a simple word or phrase or a series of unrelated things leads you down a surprising path.

For example, last week I came upon a pretty photograph of the moon, taken by Ginger at Ginger's Photography and titled "New Year Moon". This happened during a search for ideas for a treasury to enter in a weekly challenge that is held by one of my Etsy teams.

The inspiration item for the challenge was a beautiful hammered copper and silver leaf-motif ring with a leaf-shaped garnet setting. It was created by JooniJewelry.

Something about the two items, the new year moon and the striking garnet ring, and the fact that Mr Cha Cha and I have been watching Marco Polo on Netflix, started me on an imaginary trip to the kingdom of Kublai Khan.  Here is the resulting collection of items I gathered on Etsy:

Hope you enjoy this little journey to the land of the khan. To see the actual treasury with clickable images and details, click on the photo.

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