Monday, June 16, 2008

Etsy Treasuries

Y'all know about treasuries? Etsy treasuries are member-created collections of items presented in gallery style, usually with a theme, for others to peruse and enjoy - kind of like a museum. The creator of the treasury is even called the curator.

The pictures on the Etsy Home Page are treasuries, pulled from the selection of hundreds of available treasuries by Etsy Admin, for exposure on the front page, where everyone who logs on to Etsy will see them.

I have never made it to the front page, but my items frequently are featured in treasuries. Yesterday, I was honored to be featured in two different treasuries.

In this one, Etsy's manamoonstudios featured one of my wire-wrapped rings in her gorgeously curated pink and green treasury. Manamoon is a frequent commenter on my Flickr page, and one of my favorite people. Thanks, Sharon!

This beautiful collection, curated by one of my fellow Beadweavers, totallytwisted, features my newest beadweaving creation, the Starfish Spiral. Didn't she do a fabulous job composing this? Thank you, Jean

The opportunity to create treasuries is limited, and there is always a throng of members beating at the gates when that window of opportunity opens. I was evidently in the right place at the right time yesterday, and managed to snag one for myself, and created this homage to my favorite breakfast food:

Want to know how to find Etsy treasuries?

Etsy Treasury List
The hard-to-find Treasury West

Check them out - individual treasuries expire every 2-3 days, so check frequently - you might find a fabulous hidden treasure!


Carol Dean said...

Loved your homage to Homer! :D Congrats on some lovely treasury appearances!

Sweet Freedom said...

Thanks, CD!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Congratulations on being in 2 treasuries and snagging one. Thank you for the little tutorial of what treasuries and front page appearances are.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for including me in your posting and even more importantly for sending me your blog link! Now I can check in on all your lovely postings!

Your creations are all so beautiful!! I loved your dedicated breakfast Treasury too, so cool how you worked in the donuts in different formats ;) ~ Sharon

Sweet Freedom said...

You're welcome, Sharon - and thanks again to you!

Regal Beads said...

congrats on all the treasuries!

Sweet Freedom said...

Thanks, Kim!

Marlaine said...

Congrats on making it into so many treasuries! AND on winning our latest challenge!

Sweet Freedom said...

Thanks, everybody!