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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Etsy Treasuries...Inspiration, Creativity & Fun

If I am at looking for a new bead idea, sometimes I play my "Etsy Treasury Game". Have you played it?

First I go to the Home Page of the Etsy Treasuries. I pick a page and scroll for a treasury. Then, without reading the titles, I click on one.

I have to choose something from that specific treasury to inspire my next beads.

I can't make it just like what it is. That's too close to copying, but I can find a color, theme, style or an element and use the general idea of it.

Because each treasury only lasts a few days at the most, I have an ever changing source of inspiration.

Here is one that my friend Lis Kidder made. My little strawberry is in it. And do you know about the "secret" other treasury on Etsy? We have Treasury West. It's not advertised, because it is the Etsy test treasury, when they are working on changes and it can disappear. (Not magically). But here is the url for it in case you want to check it out.

When you're just peeking through them, please don't forget to click on the images and comment. It means a lot to all of us who have items in them.

Try making one yourself. It's lots of fun. You don't have to be a seller on Etsy to do it, but you do need to be registered. And of course, if you do make one, I'd be ever so thankful for you to include something from my Studio Marcy Etsy shop.