RareEarthWoodworks

Heirloom Quality Woodworks for the Body and Spirit

Shelton, Washington On Etsy since 2013

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

RareEarthWoodworks

Heirloom Quality Woodworks for the Body and Spirit

Shelton, Washington | 5,828 Sales

Announcement    Thank you for your patience as we get back up to speed after the death and memorial of Karl's mother the last couple weeks. We are home from Colorado, working hard to catch up on orders and get new surprises ready for the holiday season.

Karl & Sarah

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 11, 2020

Thank you for your patience as we get back up to speed after the death and memorial of Karl's mother the last couple weeks. We are home from Colorado, working hard to catch up on orders and get new surprises ready for the holiday season.

Karl & Sarah

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About RareEarthWoodworks

Sales 5,828
On Etsy since 2013

Why I do it . . .

Years ago several friends convinced me to share my skills beyond the circle of our friendship - here it is! I was a stone mason/designer by trade - woodworker and metaphysical student/practitioner in every day life. I work with the earth every day on a physical and spiritual level, crafting a balance between nature and man. I have spent over 35 years working with wood from building furniture with my father and custom homes to what you see before you.

I have gathered my beliefs and ideologies from a worldwide variety of sources. I have studied the teachings of all major religions from Gnostic Christianity and Islam to Buddhism and Hinduism. I draw primarily upon Druidic, Wiccan, Reiki and Shamanistic traditions in my daily spiritual life. In addition to my obvious passion for trees, I find solace in the energy of crystals and the guidance of the tarot, astrology and runes.

Shop members

  • Karl Feret

    Owner

    Friends trust me to hand-craft their esoteric tools and implements because of my lifetime of woodworking experience and decades as a metaphysical practitioner. Every piece is an individual work of art revealing the beauty and energy in the woods.

  • Sarah Heartsong

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Sarah joined Karl in 2014. Sarah's background includes Religious & Cultural Studies. Her work includes altar boxes, icons, drums, plates, tarot boxes & apothecary cases. Helping with all aspects of the shop, you may talk to either Sarah or Karl.

Production partners

  • Charcoal Manufacturer

    China

    Charcoal Manufacturer

Shop policies

Last updated on March 2, 2020
Every land has tales of trees that are sacred to their culture. Like crystals and herbs, every tree possesses its own unique energy or healing qualities. Friends have trusted me to hand-craft their wands and other implements for years because of nearly a lifetime of woodworking skill and decades as a metaphysical practitioner.

Please be aware that in late March etsy will be forcing sellers to participate in their mandatory off-site ads program. This means that they will be advertising MY products without my permission, then charging me an additional 12% of the total (sale, shipping, etc) if that product sells. As such, I will need to raise the price on ALL of my items in order to cover this unknown cost. Etsy is not allowing sellers to opt-out. Please contact etsy and let them know how you feel.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I will refund the purchase price of an item returned within 14 days of shipping – no questions asked. I will replace any insured item damaged or lost in transit to the best of my ability; however, with each piece being individually created (sometimes under unique conditions) replacement may not be an option.
Payment
Payment is expected within three (3) days of purchase, but if you need a little more time or want to combine shipping with another piece, just let me know. I'll hold onto your item for as long as you need - no problem as long as you communicate. I file unpaid item claims after 7 days without payment or communication, and relist the item after 14 days. Things happen, let me know - I'm really very patient and understanding.
Shipping
Shipping costs cover the postage and cost of shipping materials. I usually ship the next business day once payment clears using high strength cardboard mailing tubes to guarantee safe arrival. My backwoods post office does not have Saturday desk hours, so unless I "go into town" packages go out Monday - Friday. USPS shipping times are in business days and can be unpredictable and sometimes frustrating. Express shipping is available upon request and at additional cost. I prefer USPS Express Mail or Priority Mail for International shipping, I have found it to be the safest and most dependable for the price. 1st Class is available for international shipping upon request.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wood Care -
I wax and buff every wand for several reasons: First, to bring out the natural beauty of the grain, but more importantly, to protect the wood. The natural oils in our skin may change the color of the wood over time as well as allowing dirt to penetrate the pores. Additionally, dramatic changes in temperature or humidity can create splitting or warping in such slender pieces of wood. I use a natural wax and oil in my shop to protect both newly created pieces and my own personal collection.