Thursday, August 27, 2009

Getting a Treasury 101 by KelliRene

Getting a Treasury 101

1) Check the status of both the main treasury and treasury west here:

(This is a nifty tool that lets you know how much time remains on both


2) Choose your treasury "Title" and "Theme"

3) Prepare your treasury ahead of time using your Poster Sketch tool:

This is where it is SO useful for members to have their "teamcac" tag in place on their items. So, when you search, add the key word you are looking for and add "teamcac" to your search. All members with that key word and tag will show up.

When you find an item you would like to add to your sketch, highlight and copy (control 'c') the listing number found towards the bottom just above the price. Then click in the item number box on your sketch and
paste (control 'v').

(You can shift your items around simply by clicking and dragging.)

*NOTE: Even though the actual treasury only shows the first 3 rows to the left (twelve items), you are highly encouraged to fill all spaces with workable items. Even the items that are on hold (to the right) are considered by the Etsy staff when choosing which treasury goes on
the front page.

**NOTE: It is now okay to add ONE of your own pieces to the treasury.

Just ONE.

OKAY! So, you now have your title and your treasury all ready to go!

The Clock is getting closer on one of the treasuries opening up. (Say, 10 to 15 minutes) Go to that treasury on Etsy:

Main Treasury:

Treasury West:

Once that treasury page opens up:

1) Click on the last number (page) of the treasury.
2) Click "expiration date" a couple times until the lowest (soonest) expiring treasuries are listed on that last page.

Now you can see not only how many treasuries need to expire before it opens up, but you can also count back on the list to see the remaining minutes.

Here's a trick I do:

1) Write your title in the search bar above.
2) Highlight and copy your title (control C)

SO, when the treasury opens up and you are asked for your title, all you have to do is put the cursor in the box, and 'paste' (control v), then hit the submit button.

****HERE'S the important part*****
When the treasury is down to the last few before opening up, DO NOT HIT REFRESH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


DO NOT HIT REFRESH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know it's tempting, but you can easily lose your treasury by doing this. Just sit back, try to be calm, and wait for that box to open up.

There IS A DELAY after the last treasury expires. Sometimes that delay can feel like forever. But, even so, do NOT hit refresh. It WILL open up. And when it does, calmly click your cursor in the box and paste and hit the submit button.

And there you go! You now have a new treasury!

Okay, now the fun part! Open up your Poster Sketch in another window. Then, one by one, copy and paste your item numbers into the new treasury's boxes. (I'm not sure if there is a more efficient way to do this or not) Or, if you have not built your poster sketch, you can do your searching and pasting at this time.

Once it's all set up, PROMOTE PROMOTE PROMOTE!

It is good sportsmanship to visit other treasuries and leave positive feedback. It is also encouraged to click on each item in a treasury to increase it's chances of being noticed by the Etsy Staff.

That's about it. Hope I didn't forget anything!
Good luck and Happy Treasury Making!


Christie Cottage said...


Just wanted to post a comment so you would know I stopped by!

Anonymous said...

Thats what my prob has been i hit refresh!!! THANKYOU!!

Barbara said...

thanks for the info. I have been trying to learn how to do this. I too know now my problem is refresh. Great post.