I’ve created a treasury of celestial themed finds on Etsy. Not so many years ago, I was an avid treasury creator on Etsy. I loved curating finds that looked beautiful together and coalesced around a certain theme. It was a great way to find other hand made businesses and artisans and support each other. At one time Etsy used these as the front page, and there was a feeling of community in these shared collections. At some point Etsy did away with treasury making as well as a maker/user curated front page. I miss those days. I also miss being a shopper on Etsy. I find that if I don’t have a specific handmade shop in mind as a destination, I no longer browse Etsy.
I set myself the task of browsing and curating, just to see what would happen. I started with Buckleberry Ferry’s star map embroidery as I just loved it– and built the collection around that. Though it was harder to find hand-made items from small makers, and this was discouraging, I persisted. I was rewarded by seeing a lot of inspiring handmade businesses to celebrate. I also tried to prioritise European sellers as well. I hope you find something to love in this “list”.
Do you make Etsy lists (treasuries)? Comment with a link!