Treasury Thursday

Happy Thursday everyone!

I know I’ve only been posting once a week, but today I experienced something pretty cool on Etsy, so I really wanted to share!

Today, some of my items were featured in fifteen different treasuries!!! Fifteen!?! That’s crazy! I was at work all day and saw a couple of messages about some of them but did not realize the extent of it until I got home! After favoriting, commenting, following and tweeting about each one all night, I wanted to find an easier way to share them. What I discovered was a pretty sweet tool called the Etsy Treasury Posting Tool on a website called Stylish Home, which I will have to explore more of soon. The tool lets you create an HTML code of the treasury, either with prices and descriptions, or without them. In the style I use below, you can hover over an item to see the details or click on it to go to its webpage, pretty cool, huh? I thought so!

Using the Etsy Treasury Posting Tool, I’ll share my favorite five treasuries from the day below! I am having so much fun with this new tool, I think Treasury Thursday may have to become a regular post! Enjoy!

‘Lovely items:) ‘ by rasyte – featuring my clay birch bark ornament

Leaps of Fire - Tribal Ladder Necklace, Red Coral & Brass Beads - peisyting
Avocado Vegetable Magnet, Food, Refridgerator, cute - Seriouslysillygirls
Neon Rainbow Hand Painted Rhinestone Necklace, Rainbow Necklace, Tom Binns Necklace, Rainbow Jewelry, FREE earrings - susansbeadhappy
copper leaf necklace woodland jewelry long chain - EclecticBead
Vintage Parrot . Wall Hanging .Cast iron - CabArtVintage
Our Journey Starts Now... DIY Printable Wedding Invitation - HowieandIce
Large Green Spider Buster B - SpiderwoodHollow
One RED Bear With Berries - PolaLab
Feather Love / Blue / Azul / Teal / Aqua / Pink / Magenta / Yellow / Watercolor Print - kellybermudez
Birch Bark nature lover ornament - hand sculpted - TaraWhiteStudio
Beaded Bracelet Tutorial/Pattern Pearly - CrownofStones
White Synthetic Turquoise Bracelet - AmaritaProject
Green Earrings.  Vintage Beads. - TheBeadedCottage
Coloring pencil brooch, whimsical geometric colorful brooch, upcycled, reporposed - ArtiKats
Deep Red Garnet Glass Lariat With Gold Wirework - Leeladoo
Honeycomb Orange Necklace - tsubasafan

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘day o the day:) ‘ by rasyte – featuring my red & silver clay feather necklace

Mandarin Headband - PolaLab
Onyx Druzy Geode Agate Pendant, Lilac Pendant, Valentine Day, Gift For Her Under 25 - kskalozubova
Frosted Dragonfly - Unique felted pin - PolaLab
Feather necklace - bright red turquoise silver - handmade clay - tribal unique - TaraWhiteStudio
Earrings red blue clay. - LindaVJewelry
Custom Boutique Halloween RAGGEDY ANDY Boys Size Costume Set - magicalattic
Peacock Hand Painted Rhinestone Earrings - Long Earrings, Dangle Earrings, Tom Binns, Teal, Blue, Green, Purple, Peacock - susansbeadhappy
Print of Watercolour Fashion Illustration 18" x 12" .  Titled - Blondie - silverridgestudio
PINK FLOWER French Coffee Press Coffee Cozy - DenizasDecor
Blue and gold glass beads 8mm 8 pieces - LoveJunkies
Fuchsia Octopus Puppet Kit - Full Color DIY Paper Bag Wonder - Teal Illustrated Toy - MariahScee
Ceiling light. Pastel color bubbles. - Flowersinlight
Ready to ship - PURPLE JELLYFISH' HAT - Burlesque fantasy purple ribbon violet mermaid mini top hat victorian steampunk renaissance seaside - ChimericalDragonfly
Vintage Pink Tuscan Teacup Bone China Footed Floral Design Made in England Gold Trim - LeVintageGalleria
Throw Pillow Retro 1970s Floral Decorative Pillow. Vintage Fabric. Pink Purple Cushion - Retro68
Girls jewelry, necklace and bracelet, set of 2, crochet childrens jewelry, wooden beads, kids photo prop jewelry, Ready for shipping - NatkaLV

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘Enjoy some ORANGE juice’ by leeliadesigns – featuring my mixed media book cover collage

Minimal orange square ring- adjustable- organic form- Polymer clay - zdrop
Orange wall clock large tangerine tango mosaic mixed media - SirliMosaic
Book cover art - mixed media collage - Writer - Poet - Librarian - TaraWhiteStudio
No. 1 Fruit of the Spirit / Grapefruit / Red / Pink / Yellow / orange / Watercolor - kellybermudez
Coloring pencil brooch, whimsical geometric colorful brooch, upcycled, reporposed - ArtiKats
Sleep Mask - Cherry Blossom - Dantell
Retro Cocktail Ring - Bullseye, Mulitcolored, Chunky, Red, Yellow, Orange - PurpleSmoothie
Bead earrings, Golden wire wrapped earrings, seed bead earrings, ceramic golden earrings, spring earrings, circle earrings, summer earrings, - RasaVilJewelry
Gift packing tags 6 gold flowers - OksanaPiven
Woven Glass Bead Tube 6mm/o 2mm/i (S) - BeadsWovenToOrder
Elfica - 4x6" - 1st Edition - EliteWorldCreations
Red Coral Earrings Brass Wire - AmaritaProject
Basketball Earrings Orange and Black Enamel Silver - sherrollsdesigns
Hand  knitting gloves, orange fingerless gloves with bow cream, women accessories. 2013 trends, handmade gifts, Valentines day gifts. - BloomedFlower
Cheerful Buttons Necklace// Upcycled Geometric in Spring Colors - Karakoncolos
Decorative watering can with flower, fluffy, brown, decor, Flower Arrangement - JoyfulLadyBug

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘Shades I love!’ by Saturnmoon – featuring my purple clay feather necklace

Handmade Necklace with Colorful Agates Pastel Style - AmaritaProject
Tug Me Bright Pink Panties - M/L - Dantell
Bright Pink Mum Pendant Necklace Jewelry Fuschia Flower - sherrollsdesigns
Felt bracelet,  fuchsia felted bangles, warm cuff, modern fiber bracelet, Set of two - ArtiKats
Violet wire wrapped earrings in handmade, purple seed bead wire earrings, jewelry earrings with cabochon, bead earrings seed, cabochon - RasaVilJewelry
Feather necklace - neon purple plum - handmade clay - tribal fantasy unique - TaraWhiteStudio
women accsesories, women scarf, beaded lace, pink and purple triangle scarf,stylish accessory,thin scarf, women fashion - BloomedFlower
Framed Counted Cross Stitch Picture, Cat with green eyes, fluffy,  rose, pink, large, big, flower, girl present, gift - JoyfulLadyBug
Pastel Bullseye Rings  - Pink, Blue, Green, Spiral, Statement, Paper Beads - PurpleSmoothie
Orange square adjustable ring- everyday jewelry- shabby chic- organic- abstract- under 25 - zdrop
Woven Glass Bead Ring 20mm/o 17mm/i (A) - BeadsWovenToOrder
Red black fruit bowl mosaic inside and outside with pieces of mirror salmon pink - SirliMosaic
Aquila - 1st Edition - 4x6" - EliteWorldCreations
Tropical Waters// Neon Colored Fish Necklace - Karakoncolos
Orchid violet necklace - Botanical necklace - Flowers jewelry - OksanaPiven
Air Plant / Coral Sea Urchin / watercolor print / sea / ocean life/ Archival Print - kellybermudez

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘In the house of sun’ by karakoncolos – featuring my Frida Kahlo statement necklace

Coloring pencil brooch, whimsical geometric colorful brooch, upcycled, reporposed - ArtiKats
ON SALE-50% off-Red-Yellow Pulp Necklace- Ready to ship - zdrop
Yellow Birch Tree Love No. 3 / Love Birds / Romance / watercolor print / grey / black and white and yellow / Archival - kellybermudez
Retro Cocktail Ring - Bullseye, Mulitcolored, Chunky, Red, Yellow, Orange - PurpleSmoothie
Yellow mosaic wall clock sunny golden honey sun large home decor mirror pieces - SirliMosaic
Red and yellow soutache brooch and earrings, soutache set, mothers day set,, embroidered brooch, red embroidery set, - RasaVilJewelry
Sleep Mask - Cherry Blossom - Dantell
Heart Shape Studs Earring - red with gold ornament heart - OksanaPiven
Woven Glass Dread Bead Tube 12mm/o 9mm/i (E) - BeadsWovenToOrder
beach shoes, bridal sandals, crochet sandals, wedding bridal, barefoot sandles, crochet barefoot sandals, wedding shoes, summer wear. - BloomedFlower
Frida Kahlo Victorian gothic polymer clay necklace - TaraWhiteStudio
Handmade Bangle Cuff Bracelet with Off White Turquoise and Red Corals - AmaritaProject
Portrait - 4x6" - 1st Edition - EliteWorldCreations
Yellow Rose of Texas Pendant Necklace Pendant - sherrollsdesigns
black wrinkled jersey ribbon with faux pearls necklace - Mikasian
Embellished frame, trinket - jewelry box, pencil holder, decorated cup, mug, ladybug, red and black polka dots, present - JoyfulLadyBug

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

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Jewelry Photoshoot

Jewelry Photoshoot

Perhaps more fun than making my jewelry and other crafts is photographing it for my Etsy shop. I love taking photos of things, especially macros, or closeup images of small objects. Since the photos are the only way buyers can see the item, it is very important to have clear, bright images that show all angles of the item. It is equally as important to have a beautiful, well-framed image that can be used in treasuries and other promotional efforts.

For the majority of my photos, I use my Sony Cyber-shot HD 10.2 mega pixel digital camera.

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My husband gave it to me for my birthday almost three years ago and it continues to produce high quality images that meet my needs.

The camera on my iPhone also works very well, that’s what I used to take the picture of my Cyber-shot above!

A few years back I purchased a photography “studio in a bag” that came with photo tents, lights on tripods and various fabric backgrounds. The goal I was hoping to reach with those was the stark white background with no shadows that seemed to make the front page on Etsy all the time. While I am able to achieve that using the white tents and ridiculously bright lights, the set takes up too much space for me to leave it set up and is too cumbersome to set up and break down as needed. For now, I only use the small photo tent as needed and have one light that stays out.

The rest is packed up for when I have a dedicated studio space.

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In all honesty, I only use the set above when I need to shoot at night. The best images, as Etsy suggests, really are those using natural light. Fortunately, my space is right next to our sliding door to the deck and there is light all day there. I have a beautiful, bright white cotton lace table runner on top of my cabinet that provides a beautiful and clean background.

Occasionally I like to include props in my photos. I prefer natural things such as shells, rocks, even birds’ nests!

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Today I shot images of my newest items, necklaces featuring handmade clay fossil shells as well as vintage buttons and other pretty embellishments.

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This necklace features one of my handmade clay “fossil shells”, which was carefully painted and glazed and embellished with tiny pearl beads. Thoughtfully selected vintage buttons, and ceramic, handmade clay and vintage pearl beads hang alongside the dollar from the antiqued bronze chain necklace (18.5″ adjustable with lobster clasp).

On Etsy you are allowed 5 images for each post and I always use all 5! The more the better for sure! I tried to show as much of the necklace as possible. Here I have a closeup of each piece hanging from the necklace as well as the necklace displayed on a rock made of shells!

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I finished making these necklaces this morning and am so happy with how they turned out. The photos definitely do them justice and the closeups really show off the intricate details that went into making the clay fossil shell pieces.

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I hope you enjoyed reading about my photographic process. If you like these necklaces, they can be found in my Etsy shop here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124509091/fossil-shell-button-pearl-necklace

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124508858/fossil-shell-button-pearl-necklace?ref=v1_other_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124508687/fossil-shell-button-pearl-necklace?ref=v1_other_2

Thanks for stopping by!

-~*`Tara’*~-