Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Treasury Therapy

I love creating etsy Treasuries. For me, its like playing Tetris. Each item has its right place and its up to me to shuffle the pieces til they land in their proper homes. It also kinda reminds me of using the beading board in jewelry design.

When I first learned about Treasuries, I viewed them as a way to drive traffic to my site, a bit shrewd I admit. But eventually, I learned that much like any creative outlet, it is usually best to allow oneself to be led by the muses.

A well-curated Treasury is a piece of art unto itself; a way to play at having a boutique filled with all of your favorite items, juxtaposed just so; to bring out their finest points.

               

'Strawberry Blossom' by littlewingdesigns

Yellow, green, and white.Clean, fresh, and light.


Shasta Daisy Earrings, Recyc...
$70

Pinched Porcelain Cup Plante...
$38

Ceramic Eco-Friendly Travel ...
$45

Beautiful low back, off the ...
$1300

Berry pink rose cut sapphire...
$1440

White Flower Blossom Nature ...
$12

Silver flower ring - blossom...
$28

Strawberry Rutilated Quartz ...
$28

Floral Cropped Cami with She...
$60

12x12 Spring Tree Roots Hot ...
$18.98

Mimosa Hair Comb
$140

Vintage Tea Cup and Saucer, ...
$24

Diamond Crown Petal Ring - 1...
$539

Modern Desert Print Archiva...
$16

Daisy Flower Dangle Drop Ste...
$65

Gorgeously Mod Green Daisy P...
$175
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Sometimes I like to tell a story with a Treasury. For this one, I even got to get my poetics on!


'Lovebirds Picnic' by littlewingdesigns

Hearts and hands entwine, like the friendly branches that surround, Smitten snuggling lovebirds in the fresh air, under the pink moon


silver heart pendant with tw...
$130

Rustic Heart Valentine's...
$7.95

Organic Picnic Blanket- Wate...
$180

Katherine Fingerless Gloves ...
$29

Pinecone Earrings Silver Cas...
$79

Watercolor Bird Painting, wa...
$20

Small and Sweet Round Sterli...
$40

Large berry bowl colander i...
$36

Black Bear foraging for berr...
$28

Moon Painting, Watercolor Ar...
$20

SALE pottery lovebirds
$45

Large Rose Cut Chrysoprase a...
$158
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Other times I just create a mood.



'Between Twilight and Dawn' by littlewingdesigns



Wide Wedding Band, Twisted G...
$798

ORGANIC Belted Cocoon Below ...
$145

The Stars Are Against Me Ton...
$35

Henry's Head : cat photo...
$30

Jeu de Ficelle / Print / Pos...
$15

sterling silver artisan &quo...
$350

Gilaite Medusa Paraiba Quart...
$100

Hand Forged Sterling Silver ...
$320

November Frost- Archival Pri...
$35

Between Twilight and Dawn ~ ...
$250

Medusa Loop Scarf - hand kni...
$6.5

Sticks 02. oxidized sterling...
$106

modern inverted gemstone hex...
$195

Illustration print - "A...
$25

Flint - White-Blue - FREE SH...
$159
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And sometimes I treat the Treasury as a love letter to someone I admire. This one was for Darby. ❤ ❤


'When I close my eyes, I feel like we're two tiny felted mice, hugging.' by littlewingdesigns

Mice. They're Just Like Us.


Little Farmer Mouse - Feltin...
$98

Miniature animal playing gui...
$19.5

itsy bitsy teeny tiny baby f...
$18

A Pair Of Dancing Needle Fel...
$136

Tiny Mouse Necklace / sculpt...
$40

Black Handcarved Rat Ring. A...
$35

Bunny Hug - Small Archival F...
$8

Felt toy, mini needle felted...
$30
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One of my fave tricks though, is to take a song or lyric and spin a treasury theme out of it. Especially Joni Mitchell. As she is a poet who paints with words, the options are truly limitless!



'Paprika Plains' by littlewingdesigns

Back in my hometown/They would have cleared the floor/Just to watch the rain come down/They're such sky oriented people/Geared to changing weather/I'm floating off in time/Joni Mitchell, "Paprika Plains"


Cat Print, Fine Art Photogra...
$25

Copper & Sterling, Mixed Met...
$185

ORGANIC Belted Cocoon Tunic ...
$135

Token eMBryo
$75

Vintage 1970s Purple Calico ...
$95

Hippie Cuff Bracelet - Mixed...
$72

Suede Jacket// Coat// Dyed R...
$118

Small Pretty Bell -137
$24

Alistair Print 8x10
$18

large abstract white paintin...
$12000

white rabbit earrings- hand ...
$45

Smoky quartz studs, rose cut...
$46
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I take way too much time creating my Treasuries, savoring the process, relishing the excitement of the hunt. This is also how I shop, its kind of  a trance state. There is nothing like the electric zing you experience when you unearth an item that will be *perfect* on your board.

Treasuries are a like a freeform art therapy with no overhead, no getting your hands dirty. The most you risk is whiling away some hours. The best case scenario is that you facilitate a sale for yourself or another etsy seller. Its downright altruistic:)