RareEarthWoodworks

Heirloom Quality Woodworks for the Body and Spirit

Shelton, Washington

Buyers are raving!

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

Announcement    Happy New Year! We made it through our holiday sales! Hooray! We want to thank all our customers for making this a good year even as the world held great troubles and uncertainty. We pray that all we've touched in some way have grown and been blessed by the spiritual/metaphysical products we make and sell. We are ever so grateful to be able to do this for our livings.

Purpleheart is now in high demand with little supply as it's been stuck on cargo ships, etc. We have a tiny bit left in our inventory and may be able to make some pieces, but others, especially for the larger pieces we will have to say, sorry! No can do! There might be others but for now we seem to be in pretty good shape. We're looking forward to seeing the new custom orders that always come at this time of year. We also have a few more surprises to add to our listings so bookmark us and come back! We're going to be adding some other exciting spiritual tools and art! ...if you haven't noticed, Karl's been "playing" with the creation of new products, so check out the new brass seals and the Trithemius Crystal Ball stand and he's got others in mind to work on, too! Exciting times here!

Keep reading if you're interested in shipping stuff, otherwise, we hope you have a Happy New Year and that your 2022 is truly magnificent!
Sarah and Karl

A note on shipping- we do our best on our side and will help as able, and once we take it to the post it's mostly out of our hands.
International Shipping- We are sometimes willing to ship to countries other than what we've got listed but do want to have a conversation before accepting these orders, so if you're looking from another place around the world and our shop says it won't ship to us, please do send us a personal note and doublecheck. We use the Etsy's Global Shipping, which uses USPS to a distribution center and then sends out via other carriers. The customs number comes to us on the tracking once it's left that distribution center and arrived in the destination country.

If you order from another country please check back on the tracking a couple days after getting the tracking number and see if you have your customs number. That's the one you will need to track it inside your country.

Errors in calculating shipping- Etsy's system doesn't always calculate the shipping correctly, especially on orders purchasing several items. It makes assumptions about packing into multiple boxes and may or may not have the correct weight for your box. Many times the system over estimates the cost we're finding. We promise we will send back any money (over $1) paid over the actual cost on our shipping when Etsy charges too much.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 24, 2021

Happy New Year! We made it through our holiday sales! Hooray! We want to thank all our customers for making this a good year even as the world held great troubles and uncertainty. We pray that all we've touched in some way have grown and been blessed by the spiritual/metaphysical products we make and sell. We are ever so grateful to be able to do this for our livings.

Purpleheart is now in high demand with little supply as it's been stuck on cargo ships, etc. We have a tiny bit left in our inventory and may be able to make some pieces, but others, especially for the larger pieces we will have to say, sorry! No can do! There might be others but for now we seem to be in pretty good shape. We're looking forward to seeing the new custom orders that always come at this time of year. We also have a few more surprises to add to our listings so bookmark us and come back! We're going to be adding some other exciting spiritual tools and art! ...if you haven't noticed, Karl's been "playing" with the creation of new products, so check out the new brass seals and the Trithemius Crystal Ball stand and he's got others in mind to work on, too! Exciting times here!

Keep reading if you're interested in shipping stuff, otherwise, we hope you have a Happy New Year and that your 2022 is truly magnificent!
Sarah and Karl

A note on shipping- we do our best on our side and will help as able, and once we take it to the post it's mostly out of our hands.
International Shipping- We are sometimes willing to ship to countries other than what we've got listed but do want to have a conversation before accepting these orders, so if you're looking from another place around the world and our shop says it won't ship to us, please do send us a personal note and doublecheck. We use the Etsy's Global Shipping, which uses USPS to a distribution center and then sends out via other carriers. The customs number comes to us on the tracking once it's left that distribution center and arrived in the destination country.

If you order from another country please check back on the tracking a couple days after getting the tracking number and see if you have your customs number. That's the one you will need to track it inside your country.

Errors in calculating shipping- Etsy's system doesn't always calculate the shipping correctly, especially on orders purchasing several items. It makes assumptions about packing into multiple boxes and may or may not have the correct weight for your box. Many times the system over estimates the cost we're finding. We promise we will send back any money (over $1) paid over the actual cost on our shipping when Etsy charges too much.

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About RareEarthWoodworks

Sales 8,077
On Etsy since 2013

A little bit about us here at Rare Earth Designs...

At Rare Earth Designs/Woodworks we specialize in the creation of metaphysical gifts, tools and supplies for serious spiritual practitioners of most any Faith. We design and fabricate our sacred art from our Land Sanctuary we call Erosia, which is situated at the base of the Olympic Peninsula in the rainy Pacific NW. Rare Earth's current incarnation is a blending of the Work of Karl Feret and Sarah Heartsong with her Heartsong Healing Arts. Their partnership has created an unique business offering our customers both sacred artistic tools and services.

Many years ago friends convinced Karl to share his skills beyond the circle of friendship. He was a stonemason/designer by trade - woodworker and metaphysical student/practitioner in everyday life. He spent over 40 years working with wood from building furniture with his father and custom homes. Now with Rare Earth Designs and building our Land Sanctuary on 13 acres of beautiful woodlands Karl works with the earth every day both on a physical and spiritual level.

Sarah is an ordained, nature-centered priestess who has served her community spiritually both as a professional and volunteer all her life. Raised an active Methodist Christian, Sarah pivoted in 1992 when she had an epiphany about the plurality and gender-full Nature of the Divine and embraced Nature as the center of her Path. She then studied intensely to gain a degree in Religion specialized in comparative Religions.

Especially interested in the spiritual traditions of indigenous peoples of the Earth with their Wisdom Ways Sarah holds a Masters of Arts in Communication Studies with intercultural communication as her focus. She, too, has a strong sense of design and comes with artistic talents hard passed down to her from both sides of her family. Most often it will be Sarah that you will talk to as she's currently working not only as an artisan, but as the office manager/director. Sarah is the Lady of the Land of Erosia, a business woman, a coach, a reader, a healer, a ceremonialist and often a teacher.

Karl considers himself to mostly be a Theosophist, gathering his beliefs and ideologies from a worldwide variety of sources and after studying the teachings of all major religions including Gnostic Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. He draws primarily upon Druidic, Wiccan, Reiki and Shamanistic traditions in his daily spiritual life. In addition to his obvious passion for trees, he finds solace in the energy of crystals and the guidance of the tarot, astrology and runes. He is the Lord of the Land of Erosia.

Caring for the Land, our Earth, is important to us. In the production of our art, we reuse old things, such as upcycling old wooden bowls to use as our hoops for the drums and locally sourcing supplies, buying them from thrift stores as much as possible while creating our art. We use shellacs instead of petroleum based wood sealants and we make our own all-natural wood balm for polishing and sealing our wooden products.

This year we started 2021 with a vision of adding a permanent shop building and camping spots to our 13 acres of wooded Land. The soaring prices of wood
put a damper on those plans this year. Hopefully this will happen next year so we can completely fabricate our boxes in house and expand our ability to create larger items. We also then will have better ability to accept guests and spiritual seekers as we work towards the development of this Land Sanctuary upon which we both live and work.

Explore what we have to offer. Perhaps you will find your next heirloom piece you will pass down to your descendants. Maybe you will be moved to create the next ceremony to mark a change in your life with incense, a new wand or divination tool? Whatever brings you here you are welcome! Please enjoy your visit and feel free to reach out if you are in need of a custom tool, gift or a service we offer or if you have any questions.

Blessings
Sarah and Karl

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

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