Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm doing the Etsy Front Page Happy Dance. A front page appearance is such an honor. Actually, it's two honors -- one for having something chosen for a Treasury and another one for having the Treasury chosen to grace the front page. Even though I didn't get to see either of these for myself, some of my Etsy buddies grabbed screenshots.

This gorgeous green Treasury was called Yes, it is Chartreuse; and it was curated by fellow Etsy BeadWeaver Ileana (aka enchantedbeads). She was nice enough to include my Midori cuff among the other beautiful pieces she featured. Two other EBW members, Jean (totallytwisted) and Cheryl (littlestonedesign) also had pieces in this collection. What a thrill to see this on the front page!

Ileana's beautiful Emerald Flower Pendant would have fit nicely into the Chartreuse treasury, don't you think?

As if that front page appearance weren't exciting enough, another of my beadwoven bracelets, Two-Tone Teal, was included in this dreamy Treasury (called 'love me do') curated by Lynne (lil922).

As soon as I saw that one, I thought it had front page potential; and I was right! I went off to check out Lynne's shop, and I found these beautiful Indigo Skies earrings. These are wonderful, and I can hardly believe they're only $15!

If you've read any of my recent posts, you know that I'm a big fan of numbers. My friend Carol Dean (SandFibers) recently posted something about the chances of having something selected to be in a treasury when there are so many listings on Etsy. I had to do a little exploration for myself.

The pieces of mine that made it to Etsy's front page were both bracelets, so I'm using that as the basis for this next little bit of information...

- Right now, there are 107,399 items tagged as bracelet (I presume it would have been a similar number when these two treasuries were created).
- Narrowing the search a bit, there are 12,833 items tagged as green bracelet.
- At any given time, there are at least 555 treasuries (between Treasury and Treasury West). With each treasury featuring 16 items, that means that at least 8880 items are included in treasuries. In reality, there are always more active treasuries than that.

I'm sure there's some statistician out there somewhere who would be able to look at those numbers and calculate the odds of my bracelets making it to the front page. Although I took classes in statistics way back when, I don't remember enough about the calculations to figure it out. So I'll just say a big THANK YOU to Ileana and Lynne for choosing my beadweaving for their treasuries and continue to do my Etsy Front Page Happy Dance. :-)


Enchanted Beads said...

It was an Etsy EVENT for me, since it was my FIRST Front Page ever! Without your beautiful pieces, I could not have done it! So thank you!

Also, thank you for featuring one of my pendants in your Blog.


Thyme2dream said...

Congrats on the FP- that is a gorgeous treasury and your piece is beautiful too:-)!!!

rockcreekcreations said...

WOW!!! That is so cool about the front page experience. About those numbers....A statistical genius could make those numbers be anything you would like! And since you do such beautiful work, I think the numbers are leaning your way!!


Maggie said...

Congrats on the front page!

Caroline said...

wow, congratulations on the front page, and double treasury appearance.

You're work is gorgeous, so it's no surprise to the rest of us that you got a front page appearance.

hazel said...

Congratulations! Beautiful pieces!

Imelda said...

unique and exceelent designs u have here. . .