Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Etsy Team -- Team Awesome

I'm exploring something new for me, and if you've been following my blog, you've probably noticed that I started making my own Etsy Treasuries

Welllll, right about that time, I was invited to join an etsy team. Etsy teams were developed to help members promote each other's items and help each other out in general. Each team has it's own set of rules and guidelines for membership, there is no fee, but usually there are a few requirements. When approached about joining Team Awesome I jumped (well, not literally, but you get the idea) to join as it's main goal is for it's members to promote each other through the etsy treasuries and social media networking. (I'm personally not involved with twitter, or my space, but I do promote my etsy store on my personal facebook page, I should probably think about making a facebook page for my etsy store..).

Etsy figured out pretty quickly that shoppers were more likely to buy, when the listings were beautifully displayed, hence the treasuries . And I've said it before, but I'll say it again, if you haven't checked out the treasuries, you are really missing out on a great way to find some really awesome gift ideas. I also find the treauries to be very inspirational for my own creative process.

Necklace by
Amy is Team Awesome's captain..and the captain is, well, just what you'd expect a captain is, she also sells handmade sterling silver jewelry in her shop.

Handmade fabric coasters

by Merry of


Merry makes beautiful coasters, sewing machine covers, aprons and super-great list takers. She is also the team leader AND the etsy member that invited me to join the team. (Thank You Merry!)

If you want to view the treasuries made by a particular etsy shop, you just go to that shop, click on their "profile" and you'll find any treauries they've made at the bottom of the page. You'll also see any teams they are members of, favorite shops and individual items they've marked as favorites.

If you'd like to be involved with an etsy team, simply go to the teams homepage and request to join.

So far I'm having fun looking at the other team members shops and items! Be sure to let me know what you think of the treasuries...