Etsy has a function where you can create lists of items that you like. You become a “curator” and your list is a “treasury.” The idea is to showcase work you like in a beautiful way, so others can see and enjoy it, too. I’ve just started learning how to do these, and it’s a lot of fun!
Months ago I’d heard about these from a fashion designer I met through RAW, and I tried to make one without much luck. There were so many things I liked, and creating a finite list of only a few items, and somehow making it go together and be visually appealing, seemed impossible.
Then a seller included me in a “pay-it-forward treasury.” Sort of like a chain letter, you create a treasury and ask the people whose items you included to include you in a treasury in a return. I felt I owed it to the seller to create a treasury with one of her items in it, and I decided it would be a useful way to get myself to do this thing I’d been wanting to do and failing at! I picked one of her items and created a list around it, and I discovered making treasuries is much easier if you have a specific place to start. Then I started getting carried away, and here I am four treasuries later!
My most popular treasury, “Equine Beauty, Captured,” features beautiful equine art. “Horse Magic” displays pieces featuring, you guessed it, magical horses! (Are we sensing a theme here?) “Living A Fantasy” is full of wearable pieces that help us become fantasy creatures. And “Phoenix Rising,” which I just finished today, showcases all things phoenix!
I have also been prepping for several upcoming shows–two in May and one in June! Been making items aimed at the kawaii crowd for Kawaiiland, of course, and I’m really loving experimenting with nail embellishments!