Sunday, August 30, 2009

Orange You Poppy Lure

So for those of you who aren't fellow Etsians (yes, we have a name for our community of crafters!), I'd like to explain a little about the Treasury feature on Etsy. The Treasury is a place where users can create a gallery of 12 items of whatever they want. They can have a theme, a similar color, a similar genre, or just random! It's a way to help other members get their product shown and just to show off your own style.

What's great about these lists is that Etsy will sometimes use them for their front page of their website. The front page is where you get MAXIMUM exposure for your product, so being on a treasury list is always extremely beneficial to your shop.

Now, creating a Treasury is the tricky part. You cannot create a list until the number of lists lower a certain number (they expire after a couple of days). This feature is really popular and a lot of fun, so most of the time, people are patiently waiting by the computer, obsessively looking at the number of lists or plotting when it will be down, then you look for the little button to create your own!

I was patient and fortunate enough to be able to create my own list finally! I named it "Orange You Poppy Lure" which was inspired by the Poppy Beaded Flower that I recently created of the same name. That flower was inspired by my wonderful photographer, Brandon, who loves the color orange and deserved a really special flower (thank you again!). I also figured that the orange/black combination would be good for Halloween.

I'm crossing my fingers that an Admin from Etsy sees it and uses it for the front page because I'm really proud of this list. All the products on it I really love!!! It's so exciting to see fellow artists create such wonderful, handmade, quality work! I can't wait to make another treasury soon!
Here' the link to the Treasury list:



  1. Love curating treasuries :)
    You have picked beautiful items in this one!
    P.s. your first follower, yay! :))

  2. Thank you for following me! I also love curating treasuries! Kinda makes me feel like I work for Etsy...what a dream that would be!

  3. I love your blog. It's really beautiful!

  4. I'm still trying to get a treasury! Lucky you! I left you a comment there as well. Great blog you have here!

  5. Orange and Black are awesome together!! Lovely treasury, left you a comment!

  6. I just wanted to say I love your blog and that treasury is oh so much color everywhere! :-D