Sunday, May 16, 2010

My newest Etsy obsession

I can be a bit obsessive from time to time. Not so you would notice. Recently, Etsy unveiled its newest treasury gallery, Treasury East, and it's a billion variations of cool. Before there were two treasury galleries, the Main Treasury and Treasury West. The trick to those two was this: You had to wait for the treasury to drop below the minimum number, and then snag one at exactly the right minute. While that appealed to my cat-like love of pouncing, it could also be a major pain in the behind. You had to sit and wait for the treasury to open, and it often wasn't very democratic. Many, many people were frustrated by how it worked.

Now, with Treasury East, you can create a treasury any time. I've probably made three dozen since Treasury East began, with topics from Bigfoot to Rainy Sunday Mornings, from Reservoir Dogs to Zombie Attacks, from Cameos to the lovely members of Team Bacon. It's a fantastic way to highlight Etsy treasures that you've discovered, and I've found a lot of new favorites in the process. Also, all sixteen of the listings that you choose are visible to viewers, instead of the traditional twelve listings, with your extra four alternates being all invisible. More room, more exposure, open all day and night.

The only downside that I can see is that the treasuries never expire. There are currently 799 pages of treasuries on Treasury East, each page with twenty treasuries. That equals. . . a ridiculous quantity. It's probably a good idea to delete your beautiful collections after several weeks, or we may have so many treasuries that we blow up Etsy.

So, here is the main page to Treasury East again, because it's kind of tricky to find. And, if you ever want to take a peek at my treasuries, click here. I put a new one together about every other day. It's fun, it's relaxing, and it's kind of taken the place of my evening crossword puzzle.


  1. I didn't know that Treasury East was so easy to do. I will have to make treasuries now. Thanks much for the info!

  2. omg i'm so obsessed as well. i made an "IT" themed one yesterday. creepy clowns, yay!

  3. I haven't made one yet because I'm like you: obsessed and I know I'll never get out of there!