Thursday, March 29, 2012

Etsy Treasuries

From time to time I have friends/family who follow my Facebook Fanpage ask me, "What is this treasury thing you featured on?"

If you aren't familiar with Etsy, it is an online market place, much like ebay, that allows members to sell and buy supplies, handmade and vintage goods. I've been buying from artists and selling my PIE jewellery line on Etsy since December 2008. Most of my experience has been very positive.
"Etsy is more than a marketplace: we're a community of artists, creators, collectors, thinkers and    doers." - Etsy . Its a great place for support and inspiration for emerging and established artists and hobbyists.

Part of the community of Etsy has treasuries: a collection of images tiled with usually a theme, curated by members from Etsy. Its a great compliment to be featured in one, just because you know that someone out there is appreciating your work enough to include it in what they think is worthwhile to showcase.

Treasuries are also listed as one of the ways Etsy suggests people to shop. If there is as Etsy member who prefers to shop this way, you are more likely to have your stuff seen if you are in great treasuries.

Another great thing about treasuries is that sometimes they will make it to the front page if enough people hype the treasury be commenting, viewing, "admiring" or "favoriteing" them.  I guess favoriteing isn't a word, but its much like "liking" on Facebook. Its kind of a no brainer, but if you sell on Etsy, you want to get on the front page. Its the first page people see when they go to Etsy.

Are you starting to get why I post and share almost all treasuries my work is in? Its mostly a lot of fun!

Here is a treasury I finished today!

Featuring : Salvagehouse, TheDrunkenWord, WillowontheWater, Orange CountyCandle, Letterpress, TheGirlintheSticks, SeeLifeShine, illusy, braggingbags, TheLonelyHeart, SeedSewn