October 17, 2010

My First Treasury on Etsy!

Rayela Art Treasury: 
"My Eyes Are On This Crazy Beautiful World"

Many of our TAFA Team Members enjoy making treasuries on Etsy.  If they get a lot of attention, they may land on Etsy's front page, so that is a nice incentive.  I had never done one and thought I would try my hand at it.  Whew!  It's not as easy as it seems.  You have to pick the items you want and open it to the item's page so that you can grab the url.  Then you paste it into these boxes on the Treasury form page.  

Once they are all there, you can move them around to what seems like the most pleasing arrangement to you.  It's best to move top to bottom so that the images stay where you want them to.  Then you have to notify everybody that they are in your treasury.  So, the whole thing does involve a chunk of time.

The most successful treasuries have a theme that unites the images into a cohesive story.  I was thinking of the Masaai greeting, "I see you." and how that acknowledgment not only greets the Other, but actually underscores the right to exist.  As we look around at nature, animals and people, how we "see" determines how we meet that presence.  I focused on eyes (or lack of them) as my theme.  And, I love how the diversity of our Team comes through with the images.  You can see treasuries on Etsy on this page:  Click

So, it was a fun experience, but one I probably won't indulge in often as I have so little time to play.  It did increase my respect and admiration for all those Etsians, especially our Team members,  who make the effort to promote their peers (you are not allowed to use your own items).  Kudos to all of you!

Go leave a comment on my Treasury and make my first (and maybe only) Treasury get to the front page!  

My Eyes Are On This Crazy Beautiful World


  1. We are proud of you Rachel!!!
    Keep creating treasuries it is fun and useful!!!

  2. I have yet to figure out how to make a treasury!

  3. Yay! Found a link from your treasury to create them :) Sweet!


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