ModNorthandCo

Handmade Modern Boho Agate Decor ™

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
3,704 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

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

Announcement    W E L C O M E
Our little clock shop started with a humble beginning and has turned into a successful business. We are excited to be a vendor partner with Anthropologie! They have been carrying our Original Agate Desk Clocks since February 2020!! We are proud of the work we do and pour a lot of love into each and every piece. All of the designs shown began with ideas sketched on paper by myself, owner and interior designer, and brought to life. We have worked hard over the last 7 years and maintain a fabulous standing on Etsy and beyond. Our customers value our craftsmanship and loyalty to wonderful design and execution.

We designed the Original Agate Desk Clock™ and in addition, all of our Agate + Wood wall clocks are our own designs dating back to 2016. We constantly improve on them by using best in class materials and components to bring a high quality product to our lovely customer base. Our business is built on integrity and hard work, with an extreme attention to detail.

We very much appreciate all the love and support over the last six years and look forward to many more!! ✌️

▪ Proudly Made in the USA, Small Batch, Women Owned, Handmade

A B O U T-U S
Jessica is an interior designer turned maker and the founder behind Mod North and Co LLC. ‘Mod’ for offering gorgeous modern boho agate items and ‘North’ because it’s where she is originally from, the Midwest, in Wisconsin. After pursuing a 13 year rewarding career as an Interior Designer, Jessica opened her first Etsy shop selling vintage home décor and furnishings. Coming upon an old vintage agate clock gave her the idea to create a more modern and contemporary version. In 2016 the very first agate desk clocks were born and put out for the world to enjoy. Over 4,500 Mod Agate Clocks are in their forever homes today! Jessica lives with her husband and five young children in the lake country area of Oconomowoc, WI.

O U R-C L O C K S
Each clock is handmade to order using best in class materials and components sourced from Brazil and the US. Agates are ethically sourced with fair trade practices to help stimulate the local economy. Drawing on her design background, Jessica, implements many of the approaches for designing a space to designing her pieces. Extra thought and care goes into how the agate slab sits on the powder coated base for a visually appealing aesthetic. Then, we construct the timepiece with a quiet movement and gorgeous gold accents. Each clock is a little work of art, a delightful gift or a way to treat yourself. We all need to get the time, so why not have an elegant statement piece that will last a lifetime.

N E W S
▪ We have received PATENT PENDING status for our agate desk clocks!! USPTO No. 29/723,108
▪ We are a vendor for Anthropologie!! They carry our ORIGINAL Agate Desk Clock ™!!

S O C I A L
▪ Follow us on Instagram @modnorthandco for all new items and sale opportunities!!
https://www.pinterest.com/modnorthandco/
https://www.facebook.com/modnorthandco

N O T E W O R T H Y
▪ Home of the ORIGINAL Agate Desk Clock ™ as Featured by Etsy in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!!

📺 ETSY TV COMMERCIAL FEATURE 📺
Discover Home Decor Favorites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfiMz-I4jhE

💻 ETSY BLOG FEATURE 💻
What Your Zodiac Sign Means for Your Home Decor
https://blog.etsy.com/en/home-decor-finds-for-every-star-sign/

▪ Our offering includes our signature agate desk and wall clocks, agate garlands, agate fiber fringe wall hangings and rose/white quartz home décor pieces.
▪ All Designs are Original to Mod North and Co LLC
▪ Established 2014

👉 PLEASE NOTE: All items shown are ready to ship with no further customization available.

***PLEASE NOTE there is a copycat shop on Etsy, who blatantly copies us and our every move including all of our designs, listing descriptions, titles and tags as well as what we post on social media since the end of 2018. Please beware of their shop and know that they are in no such way affiliated with Mod North & Co. I am the only creator of these beautiful pieces and you are purchasing an Original Design.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 14, 2021

W E L C O M E
Our little clock shop started with a humble beginning and has turned into a successful business. We are excited to be a vendor partner with Anthropologie! They have been carrying our Original Agate Desk Clocks since February 2020!! We are proud of the work we do and pour a lot of love into each and every piece. All of the designs shown began with ideas sketched on paper by myself, owner and interior designer, and brought to life. We have worked hard over the last 7 years and maintain a fabulous standing on Etsy and beyond. Our customers value our craftsmanship and loyalty to wonderful design and execution.

We designed the Original Agate Desk Clock™ and in addition, all of our Agate + Wood wall clocks are our own designs dating back to 2016. We constantly improve on them by using best in class materials and components to bring a high quality product to our lovely customer base. Our business is built on integrity and hard work, with an extreme attention to detail.

We very much appreciate all the love and support over the last six years and look forward to many more!! ✌️

▪ Proudly Made in the USA, Small Batch, Women Owned, Handmade

A B O U T-U S
Jessica is an interior designer turned maker and the founder behind Mod North and Co LLC. ‘Mod’ for offering gorgeous modern boho agate items and ‘North’ because it’s where she is originally from, the Midwest, in Wisconsin. After pursuing a 13 year rewarding career as an Interior Designer, Jessica opened her first Etsy shop selling vintage home décor and furnishings. Coming upon an old vintage agate clock gave her the idea to create a more modern and contemporary version. In 2016 the very first agate desk clocks were born and put out for the world to enjoy. Over 4,500 Mod Agate Clocks are in their forever homes today! Jessica lives with her husband and five young children in the lake country area of Oconomowoc, WI.

O U R-C L O C K S
Each clock is handmade to order using best in class materials and components sourced from Brazil and the US. Agates are ethically sourced with fair trade practices to help stimulate the local economy. Drawing on her design background, Jessica, implements many of the approaches for designing a space to designing her pieces. Extra thought and care goes into how the agate slab sits on the powder coated base for a visually appealing aesthetic. Then, we construct the timepiece with a quiet movement and gorgeous gold accents. Each clock is a little work of art, a delightful gift or a way to treat yourself. We all need to get the time, so why not have an elegant statement piece that will last a lifetime.

N E W S
▪ We have received PATENT PENDING status for our agate desk clocks!! USPTO No. 29/723,108
▪ We are a vendor for Anthropologie!! They carry our ORIGINAL Agate Desk Clock ™!!

S O C I A L
▪ Follow us on Instagram @modnorthandco for all new items and sale opportunities!!
https://www.pinterest.com/modnorthandco/
https://www.facebook.com/modnorthandco

N O T E W O R T H Y
▪ Home of the ORIGINAL Agate Desk Clock ™ as Featured by Etsy in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!!

📺 ETSY TV COMMERCIAL FEATURE 📺
Discover Home Decor Favorites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfiMz-I4jhE

💻 ETSY BLOG FEATURE 💻
What Your Zodiac Sign Means for Your Home Decor
https://blog.etsy.com/en/home-decor-finds-for-every-star-sign/

▪ Our offering includes our signature agate desk and wall clocks, agate garlands, agate fiber fringe wall hangings and rose/white quartz home décor pieces.
▪ All Designs are Original to Mod North and Co LLC
▪ Established 2014

👉 PLEASE NOTE: All items shown are ready to ship with no further customization available.

***PLEASE NOTE there is a copycat shop on Etsy, who blatantly copies us and our every move including all of our designs, listing descriptions, titles and tags as well as what we post on social media since the end of 2018. Please beware of their shop and know that they are in no such way affiliated with Mod North & Co. I am the only creator of these beautiful pieces and you are purchasing an Original Design.

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"5 New Ready To Ship Agate Color Block Clocks looking for their new homes!! grin All one of a kind beauties!! Only at Mod North & Co!"
"Stunning, full-figured Beauty!! Featuring a 12\" Natural Agate slice mounted to Baltic Birch wood for a modern boho aesthetic! Only at Mod North & Co!"
"Just a few of our favorite things at Mod North & Co!! Your premier exclusive source for gorgeous individually handmade agate home decor that is heirloom quality!!"
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About ModNorthandCo

Sales 3,704
On Etsy since 2014

Designer/Maker of the ORIGINAL Agate Desk Clock and Proud Vendor with Anthropologie!!

Mod North & Co. founder Jessica Cortes is an interior designer turned maker who lives and creates in her home studio in Wisconsin.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from Mount Mary University, which propelled Jessica into a rewarding 13-year career as an interior designer who worked on hundreds of projects in the commercial design field. She was fortunate to design corporate, higher education, healthcare and military / government interiors. She left the design world in 2012 after the birth of her first child and enjoyed being a stay-at-home mother. Once baby number two arrived, she was eager to do something creative again, but wasn't sure what that looked like.

Following the advice of a good friend, she opened her first Etsy shop selling vintage home decor and furnishings called SoLoMarket. During one of her buying trips to Florida, she came upon an old vintage agate clock and decided to purchase it. It didn't work, and some of the dial markers were missing, but the agate slice itself was a stunning aquamarine blue. She decided to learn how to fix it and replace the dial markers and listed it for sale in her Etsy shop where it ended up sitting for over a year.

Then something magical happened. In the early spring of March 2016, Etsy featured the clock on their front page! It garnered a lot of attention and sold within a couple of hours. Over four thousand hits and many messages later, Jessica was overwhelmed with people asking her when she would be restocking the clock. Since she only sold one-of-a-kind vintage items, she had to tell them one by one that there wouldn't be any more.

Later that evening, she and her husband were discussing the day's events and how exciting it was to be featured and to have the exposure, when a light bulb went on. She said, "What if we could create a modern version of this awesome vintage clock?" She immediately went to work and figured out how she was going to design, create, and sell a more modern and contemporary agate desk clock. Shortly thereafter, the initial product listing went LIVE with the very first batch of ORIGINAL Agate Desk Clocks™ being shared with the world!

2017 was an exciting year, she decided to rebrand her shop to Mod North & Co. as well as expand the product line. She went to work adding agate wall clock designs as well as her exclusive agate garlands which took off like wildfire.

In the two years that followed, the design of the agate dreamcatchers and agate wall art ideas were born thus offering a cohesive round up of home decor products. Growing steadily, she made the business official with becoming a LLC and applying for her first design patent for her ORIGINAL Agate Desk Clock™ and several trademarks. 2019 also marked the beginning of her partnership with Anthropologie who sought Mod North & Co. out to sell her signature Agate Desk Clocks.

2020 brought a renewed sense of taking modnorth.com to the next level by changing ecommerce platforms and designing a brand new website. Marketing efforts were also expanded with a new partner, allowing the business to soar to new heights. Over 3,600 Mod North Clocks and Wall Hangings are currently in their forever homes today—with many more to come!

Jessica lives with her husband and five young children in the lake country area of Oconomowoc, WI. They recently welcomed their fifth child this past October of 2019.

OUR CLOCKS
Each clock is handmade to order using best in class materials and components sourced from Brazil and the US. Agates are ethically sourced with fair trade practices to help stimulate the local economy. Drawing on her design background, Jessica, implements many of the approaches for designing a space to designing her pieces. Extra thought and care goes into how the agate slab sits on the powder coated base for a visually appealing aesthetic. Then, we construct the timepiece with a quiet movement and gorgeous gold accents. Each clock is a little work of art, a delightful gift or a way to treat yourself. We all need to get the time, so why not have an elegant statement piece that will last a lifetime!

🖐 Wanna connect with us?!
▪ Website: www.modnorth.com/
▪ Instagram: www.instagram.com/modnorthandco/
▪ Facebook: www.facebook.com/modnorthandco/
▪ Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/modnorthandco/

Shop members

  • Jessica

    Owner, Interior Designer, Maker

    Call me a one-woman show! I design and make all of our items which includes painting/staining as required. I also handle all of our sourcing of materials needed, accounting, photography, listing & fulfilling of orders. Plus a mama to FIVE babes now!!

  • Our Kiddos

    Assistant, Cheerleaders

    A family affair!! Our little ones love to help out occasionally whether it's stuffing the shipping boxes with packing material or hanging with mama while she makes beautiful pieces. They love picking out the agate slices for the "tick tocks" too :)

  • Alan

    Husband, Shipper, Marine Veteran

    My business partner and Dad Extraordinaire, Alan helps out when he can with putting together all of our shipping boxes as well as watching all of our kiddos so this mama can get work done. He also helps with cutting our wood, drilling and staining.

Production partners

  • Our Woodcutter

    United States

    We work with them for our wood cutting needs.

  • Our Agate Supplier

    Brazil

    We work with our supplier in the selection of our agate slabs and slices.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 12, 2020
Please read all policy information carefully.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
G E N E R A L
Your satisfaction with your purchase and experience is of the utmost importance. Please do not hesitate to contact with questions and/or concerns and we will work to find a solution for the issue.

R E T U R N/R E F U N D S
Due to the nature of handmade work, returns and exchanges are not possible. Please make sure to view all photos, read product descriptions, check dimensions and shipping policies carefully before completing your purchase. Customers are encouraged to reach out to us via Etsy convo for additional questions and/or photos of items to assist in making the purchase. Video demo is also available for assistance in making a purchase.

If a refund and/or return is granted upon further review of the unique circumstances, there will be a 15% restocking fee of the original item cost. All return shipping costs are paid by the buyer. Original shipping costs will not be refunded. Those funds are allocated for paying the United States Postal Service and we do not get a refund back for items that have already been shipped.

Forced Returns will not be accepted. Should a Return be granted, it will only be done so through the proper channels of using the Etsy Conversation system. Any packages sent back without a Return Agreement in place will be unopened and a Return to Sender will occur. Communication with us is key!

C L O C K S
If a problem arises from one of our handmade clocks, please let us know immediately so we can determine the best course of action. We want you to be happy with your purchase and in most instances, we can help resolve the problem for you.

Once purchased, the clock is run for a minimum of 48 hours with a fresh battery to ensure the clock mechanism is working properly. After that, it is packaged and sent out. This time is accounted within the processing time for all orders.

In the unlikely event that a clock mechanism should stop, be off with time or sporadically work, please let us know immediately so we can work out a proper solution. We are willing to work with you to make sure you are happy and to resolve the issue should one arise.

D A M A G E S
If your item is damaged in transit via shipping, a refund may be possible. Please contact us via Etsy convo within 2 days of receiving your purchase with images of the damaged item and shipping box along with a description of the damage.

Before a refund is issued, the defective product must be returned in it's original condition and packaging. In most instances, we will cover the cost of return shipping for a damaged or defective item. Once the item is back in our possession, we will refund the original cost of the item after we initiate the claim with USPS. We do insure each item with the chosen carrier for the full declared value of the item. We do not issue a refund payment until USPS has issued it first to us. The claim will be filed by us and typically the Buyer will need to fill out an Affidavit form confirming the damaged item.

Color and/or style variation will not be considered an acceptable description as a defective/damaged refund or exchange. Great care and time is taken to accurately photograph and depict the work with regards to the description. Please note color variations may occur because of differences in monitor settings.

© 2014-2020 Mod North & Co
Payment
Debit, Credit, Etsy Gift Cards and PayPal are accepted.
Shipping
PROCESSING TIME
The time needed to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, please see individual items.

CUSTOMS AND IMPORT TAXES
Customers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.

SHIPPING
Shipping time varies by item, please see individual items for specific information. If an item needs to be rushed, please send a message prior to purchasing so the best shipping method can be determined. Free Shipping is not available on expedited items, buyer will need to pay the increased costs.

Please make sure the shipping address is correct in the system as it is not entered manually by us once we print the shipping label. The system currently in use is Etsy/USPS shipping labels which the address is generated by the customer at time of checkout or when an account was first set up with Etsy. It is the Buyer's responsibility to ensure the correct address is entered in at the time of checkout. We are not responsible for incorrect addresses.

The default shipping is USPS (United States Postal Service) with First Class service. All items are insured and able to track. Priority Mail will only be used if the package weight is above one pound. We care about the environment, so the majority of our packaging materials are reused from incoming packages we get to our home. As a family of almost seven we purchase many household/pantry items in bulk and therefore end up with a ton of packaging materials which we use for all of our shop packages. Occasionally if we do not have the correct size box for a certain item, we will use an existing Amazon box.

For International customers, the default shipping is USPS First-Class International Service. If an item needs to be expedited, it can be sent via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate for an additional fee.

Please note, once a package leaves the US, it is at the mercy of whichever country the item is heading to. If there are delays, it is out of our control. We are happy to help with tracking an item if possible or opening a case with our US carriers if need be. However, once the item arrives to the intended country, it is the customer's responsibility to follow up with the receiving carrier to obtain the item.

© 2014-2020 Mod North & Co.
Additional policies and FAQs
PLEASE SEE OUR FAQ SECTION FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

RESPONSE TIME
We are a family run business and so with that, it is myself doing the majority of the work along with help from my husband when time permits. He has his own full time career. I am responsible for the creating/designing/making of all pieces, photographing, marketing, social media, administration, listing, packaging and shipping. As one can imagine, a lot of time goes into each of these aspects of our business. We also have five children ages 3 months to 8 years old so family time is very important to us, especially on the weekends. Please note, I will answer all emails and messages within 1 business day. I am very conscious about providing an excellent customer service experience and want you to be happy with your overall experience with Mod North & Co.!

© 2014-2020 Mod North & Co.

More information

Last updated on Aug 16, 2019
Frequently asked questions
I need a silent clock, do you offer that?

Yes, all of our clocks come with a quiet step (no tick) Seiko brand movement.

I saw an agate that I loved on your site, but noticed it is gone now. Do you have another just like it?

All agates are unique and one of a kind. Agates have many different color and style variations. No two pieces are alike hence what makes them so valuable. We can try to find something in the same color family, but not another duplicate.

Wholesale availability

For all wholesale inquiries, please email us at jessica@modnorth.com.