Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Treasury Chest

According to Etsy, a Treasury is an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery comprised of lists of items. Lists contain 16 items. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme or whatever they like. Any Etsy member can create a Treasury list, and there is no limit to the number of lists you can create. A Treasury is not intended for self-promotion, but instead to acknowledge and share the many cool things for sale on Etsy. And their tips are:
  • Be diverse! No more than one item per shop.
  • Don't include your own items. Spread the love!
  • Make it beautiful.
Now when most people make Treasuries, they pick a theme and then choose many different items that relate to that theme. For example, if someone chooses to use a Spring theme, they may choose a sleeveless dress, a sunshine fine art print, a nice floral necklace, a vase for flowers - you get the point. For the most part, a variety of items are used in Etsy Treasuries. Now, when I create a Treasury, I pick a theme, and then choose one item in various incarnations for the theme. An example would be my guitar treasury, for which I used 16 different embellished guitars. For my zipper Treasury, I chose 16 items created by zippers. So therein lies the difference. I like to view Treasuries as a challenge, and a chance to be really creative and enlightening. I have not yet seen Treasuries by others that resemble my own constructions. I like being different and coming up with really unique ideas that have not been used before. Sometimes, my Treasuries are even based on a song. Well, why don't I just shut up and list the Treasuries I've created in the past 4 months since I've opened shop, and then you can click on the links and be the judge and jury. I welcome your comments and would love to know what you think of them. Here we go (in sequence) :

Acrylic Adornments

Scoring Skulls

Bite The Bullet

Toot Your Horn

What A Great Figure You Have

Our Lips Are Sealed

Custom Cookie Craftmanship

Stop Fighting Before Someone Loses An Eye

Can I Take Your Picture?

Lego Love

Rock Star

Zip It Up

Cuff Links

Pandora's Box

The Octopus's Garden

My Guitar Gently Weeps

Kick Up Your Heels

Whimsical Wedding Cake Toppers

Perfume Bottle Bonanza

Mosaic Movers And Shakers 

Answer The Phone

So whaddya think? Do you like them? Do you find them interesting? Are they fun-filled, action-packed, thrilling compilations? Or not? I want to hear from you. Let me know if I did those Treasuries justice! I enjoy making them immensely, so if you have any comments, advice or venom to spew, let me know! I want to create unique (and perhaps, a little eccentric) themes that support and expose as many artisans as I can. I also want to make Treasuries an enjoyable and visually appealing experience for all.


  1. YOUR treasuries are always great!
    I just love the one you did this morning with the telephones <3

  2. Thanks, Cathy! You have good taste!! :0)