Friday, July 23, 2010

In Good Company - Etsy Treasuries

July in  Arizona is not a month that inspires anyone to do anything but sit quietly in an air conditioned room.  Yes, you have all heard the little saying about the unbelievably hot temperatures of an Arizona summer - “Yeah, but it’s a dry heat!”.  I have somewhat deduced that there is about a 10 degree temperature differential from the rest of the universe.  When it is 90 degrees in Arizona - it feels like 80 degrees in Boston / when it is 115 degrees in Arizona - it feels like. . .well - REALLY HOT!  It is the kind of weather that inspires me to do absolutely nothing - and so I did!
Although I was doing  nothing - the rest of the universe was doing something!  My jewelry designs are also on several sites in addition to my own web site - one of which is called, Etsy.  Etsy is a site that focuses on  handmade designs of all kinds and the supplies that go into those designs as well as vintage items and antiques from all over the world.  It is a great way to amuse yourself on a blazing hot summer day!
Part of the Etsy culture is individuals that troll through the mountains of items (seriously, there are gazillions) looking for just the perfect styles and colors to create little themed “Treasuries”.  I suspect the curators are hoping that their treasury will end up on Etsy’s front page.  Although I have never tried to curate a treasury, I have been  featured in several and July was a very busy month for the rest of the universe - my jewelry designs were featured in eight 13 14 treasuries! I was also featured in Etsy’s “Storque” which is like an emailed newsletter that goes out to thousands.  Sadly, I did not get a snapshot of the Storque feature to archive.

If it is blazing hot where you are this summer, and you need some quiet internet trolling time - check out Etsy.  You will find everything from kitsch to couture and may just wish you had not thrown out your daughter’s Strawberry Shortcake Lunchbox!


C.J. said...

thanks karen! Just ordered a bracelet.

La Maison Fou said...

Great looking and unique items. I found you through Joni.
Love your work, it is so sculptural.
La Maison Fou