Sunday, May 23, 2010

Treasure Hunting on Etsy

My learning curve in all things Etsy has become increasingly steeper in the last few weeks. Especially since opening my shop and joining the Dutch and European Street teams, I have been discovering new things everyday! Treasuries, what they are, who makes them and what for, is just one of them.
So, what is the Treasury? It's an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery of handpicked items. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme or just whatever they like. Etsy’s staff (“Admin”) often choose whole or partial exceptional Treasury lists to promote to the featured, handpicked items on Etsy’s home page. 

They are a lot of fun to make and the more you make, the better and prettier they get! I try to make them as beautiful and cohesive as possible and my primary goal is to promote quality items from European sellers and fellow teammates.
I have also had a few items featured in a treasury last week and one of them actually made it to the front page, which was super exciting! Plus, I got a million views on my shop and tons of hearts!!

I am currently featured in 5 treasuries and I am keeping my fingers crossed that one of them will end up on the front page again, bringing in all those new viewers that might not otherwise find b*lota! And wouldn't that be a shame?


  1. Treasury making is indeed addictive!
    I hope you end up on the FP one of these days, good luck!

  2. Such a great intro - I had no idea how they made those beautiful collages. Now I know the method behind the magic!!!

  3. That's a fabulous description of Treasuries for anyone unfamiliar! They are such fun to make, especially when there is such amazing talent to choose from on Etsy, like you b*lota my dear!! ;-)

    I hope you find yourself on the front page very soon, too! :-)



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