Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fractured Fairy Tales

Ahh… the ever elusive Treasury. I remember the excitement I felt when I finally "snagged" my very first one. It was such a nervous thrill to see that little box finally appear asking me to type the title of my design. That magical number – 333 – always seemed to be more of a myth than a reality. I'm not going to attempt to explain how the Etsy Treasury structure works, but you can read all about it here. I will say that it's a brilliant system that promotes creativity, design and honoring your fellow Etsy artisan's fine work. And once you create one they become very addictive.

There actually is a method to determining when Treasuries will become available. All it takes is a little math and some prep time and you're as good as there. Or you can check this really handy website, Craftopolis, that has a Treasury Clock to do the work for you. To read more on Treasuries, visit this Storque article.

Here is my very first Treasury titled "Fractured Fairy Tales." I have since curated about 30 different treasuries and this one will always be my favorite.

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