Saturday, April 24, 2010

In Remembrance Of. :: And, What's a Treasury on Etsy?

Photo: Cherry blossoms / Sakura / 桜 by Tanaka-san

Definition of The Treasury from the Etsy Blog:
"Satisfy your inner curator — Treasury to the rescue! The Treasury is 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. The Treasury is not intended for self-promotion, but instead to acknowledge and share the many cool things for sale on Etsy. Etsy’s staff (“Admin”) often choose whole or partial exceptional Treasury lists to promote to the featured, handpicked items on Etsy’s home page. Treasury lists are temporary and limited in number, so there is some competition involved in creating a list of your own."
In addition to the Treasury on Etsy, there are places to find "anti-Treasuries". An "anti-Treasury" is an off-site collection, usually posted on personal blogs, put together by members of Etsy who didn't get a chance to grab a treasury spot on the Etsy website. Anti-Treasuries are also a kind of protest to the fact that Treasury lists on Etsy are temporary and limited in number! Showing up in a Treasury or an anti-Treasury is a wonderful compliment!

To help all the starving artists at Etsy promote their wares, the hamsters have been running the wheels a lot lately to crank out a beta version of the Treasury called Treasury East and Treasury West. My Cherry Blossoms Necklace is featured in a Treasury West list curated by Linn of EarCandyArts: Quiet Cherry Orchard. For Cat.

Linn of EarCandyArts is a fellow Etsian and makes beautiful earrings that are so yummy-pretty her friend said they look like candy. That's how she got her shop name! Not only that, but her gorgeous earrings come as a pair with a spare so when you lose one (it's inevitable) it's mate won't end up a lonely earring at the bottom of the jewelry box. Also, Linn is part of a team called Etsy Project Embrace (EPE) "whose main purpose is to create awareness and support for people who have been diagnosed with Cancer, whatever kind it may be. " The Quiet Cherry Orchard Treasury is in honor and remembrance of a fellow member of the EPE Team, Cat, a photographer and jewelry designer who passed away Monday, April 19th.

May Cat be in the peaceful orchard of Heaven's Garden.

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