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Last updated on Jul 20, 2021

Welcome to Baerreis Collection Etsy.



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About BaerreisCollection

Sales 1,592
On Etsy since 2006

Designs by Baerreis is the selling venue for the work of four independent artists who happen to be family.

We make band saw boxes, puzzle boxes, fused glass jewelry, art cards, photographic prints, hair forks and sticks, wood spoons and hand hewn bowls.. pocket and lipstick mirrors, buttons and pins and magnets.. all from our original art photos or paintings or drawings... We knit, crochet and sometimes work in clay.

We believe in freedom and we believe in the power of kindness, love and mutual respect and consideration.

Other things we have in common (other than genes) are a love for nature and all things living. We love the process and take pride in each item we make. We are individuals and have strong opinions. We don't do trendy. We sign our work and take responsibility for it. We also take responsibility for our choices in life. We are not neat. We love to read. We cook from scratch and eat little or no meat.. We care intensely about the world and the people in it. We expect no special treatment, yet we know we are a little different. We also know we are not that different from indigenous artisans working long hours on dirt floors doing hand work. Work is our friend - and we are grateful that we can do it.

Our lives are full of creativity, pets, dust, books, projects, papers, doodles, lists of things to do and things we will never get around to doing.

Phil and Martha collaborate on the design and execution of their beautiful sculptural containers, kitchen ware, puzzles and hair accessories.. Collaborating on design and the implementation since 1972, they are grateful for the opportunity to continue to design and create new work.

Elisabeth works in several mediums - Wire, Glass, Textiles and illustration. She is self taught and her work is in collections around the world. Her work evolves and is mostly one of a kind in a series.. or one of a kind. She has made her living doing her work for over 20 years.

Nathan is a painter, poet and photographer.. Focusing on nothing - he does fine art images, sculptures, portraiture, and many music events. You will find some of his images in the pocket mirrors and pins - as well as pendants.. He is available internationally at

We do repeat designs and one of a kind pieces in wood, glass, metal, textiles, photography, oils, watercolor and print..

Life is Good!

Shop members

  • Nathan

    Maker, Designer

    Nathan works in many media - mainly photography here, but he is a wordsmith, painter, sculptor, portrait artist, doodler and just generally, makes art.

  • martha

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I work in several mediums - Here on Etsy, I primarily focus on my hand carved hair accessories..

  • Elisabeth

    Maker, Designer

    Elisabeth loves color and texture - whether painting silk or canvas, manipulating molten glass, clay or silver; twisting wire, knitting, crocheting - her work is always meticulously well designed and done..

  • Phil

    Maker, Designer

    Phil is well known for his beautiful band saw work. His bowls and boxes are original, whimsical as well as functional works of art.

  • Our New Gallery Showroom..:)


    We opened Gallery 26 around August 1, 2012 in Murphy, North Carolina.. We make everything in the shop - Nathan, Elisabeth, Phil & I - and we got through our first Christmas!! :)

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Last updated on Aug 13, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Hair forks are sized by "functional prong length" meaning the approximate inside length of the tines..

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are paid for in advance and are non-returnable.

Care instructions

We include care instructions with our wooden items..