Grichels Bags and Cases – A Wrinkle in Reality

Like most Etsy shops, Grichels sells limited edition handmade items.  Grichels has modified a lighted Sony Pocket Reader case by applying a piece of leather that has been wrinkled and combined with a pair of eyes to form Gonart, the reader guardian.  The Sony reader cover is $76.  The shop also offers a variety of bags, leather hair accessories, even earmuffs, all with these ethereal creature designs.

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11 comments… add one
  • Julie January 24, 2011, 7:40 am

    Ok, that’s a little creepy 😉 Cool. But creepy.

  • FluidDruid January 24, 2011, 9:16 am

    Definitely creepy. It reminds me of the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis from the Evil Dead trilogy…

  • Janet Cloninger January 24, 2011, 9:23 am

    @FluidDruid Wow! I’m disappointed! With your name, I thought for sure you’d see a tree spirit or something in that wizened face! ;o)

  • Sandee Cohen January 24, 2011, 9:52 am

    I love it. I see wisdom, curiousity, kindness, and just a hint of mischief in the face.

  • Mark Berry January 24, 2011, 12:59 pm

    It’s good to see that they are still around. I have a framed piece on my wall with three faces and a vase. I bought them years ago when they had a booth set up at the renaissance fair outside of Chicago. My girlfriend thinks they are creepy but guess what, they are on display anyway.

  • Tracie December 4, 2012, 6:35 am

    I just love them, they remind me of tree man. Grichels is my fave etsy shop! If I ever get chance to go to America ,I’m looking them up.
    Tracie Australia

  • Janet Cloninger December 4, 2012, 8:36 am

    @Tracie This is an online shop, and I’m not sure they have a retail location other than through Etsy. They do ship internationally, though.

  • meg September 19, 2013, 3:26 am

    Wait! Wait! Wait everybody!!!!
    I t was serendipitous that I had a few minutes with a girl while in Denver just this past weekend, who happenned to be WEARING one of these fantastic bags! My opinion is that I must get one!

    It was a friendly looking “tree “. So artistic! Viola! I’ll be looking to purchase one soon. (Depending on affordability )
    And predicting the wear, it may be the last bag I’ll ever need. Honest!! {U c? I’m 66 soon and still ‘hip’}

    And, I’ll be proud of my unique style.

    With love. Mo

  • meg September 19, 2013, 3:30 am

    Oops ….. should have been signed simply. …

  • Lady rebecca December 6, 2013, 11:40 am

    I love grichels, I have a bodice that’s sooo amazing, handbags and cell phone case, totally unique, and very well made. Worth every penny!!!

  • Cheryl February 14, 2015, 11:10 pm

    I have a few of their items. They have a shop at our Ren Faire. The faces remind me of the sorting hat in Harry Potter. They are definitely conversation starters.

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