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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  2. @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)

    1. You don’t see any of them? We have Gritchels all over the house and they all have moods and personalities. Open yourself to the experience. The Gritchel vase was mad at me for a long time, even though I wasn’t the one who broke the glass inside. Still works for dried arrangements and we have made peace. Relax and experience them. Tom owns one of the very first bags that lovely woman (Michelle? I forget, so many years) made. Happy new Year!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. @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.

  6. 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

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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.

  9. Bought several pieces at the renaissance faire. Beautiful workmanship and great imagination!! Use mine every day as does my son.

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