LayersOfEarthShop

Honoring the moments through art

Baltimore, Maryland | 178 Sales

LayersOfEarthShop

Honoring the moments through art

Baltimore, Maryland 178 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(57)

Announcement   For the month of September, 10% of profits will be donated to the Rescue Freedom Projects {rescuefreedomproject.org}

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Layers Of Earth is me, Joanna. I'm a maker, painter, dreamer. Trying to honor the moments through art.

I see my work a visual conversation and an exploration to natural, compassionate style. My process is a juxtapose alchemy and quite often non-linear. Frequently beginning with hours spent gazing at the horizon and sky and then a dance with being open to what wants to be brought to life.

I have been a graphic designer for 15 years and received my Master of Arts degree from Savannah College of Art & Design in 2010.

I live a plant-based lifestyle and it is important to me to create with vegan materials such as, naturally dyed fibers, synthetic brushes and paints free from animal products. A portion of every sale goes to carefully selected animal sanctuaries & rescue organizations, dedicated to bringing a vibrant, peaceful life to animals in need. Visit our Compassionate Living page for more information.

When I am not busy making art and jewelry, you can find me gardening, spending time with my two dogs, playing in the sun and spoiling my 5 nephews.

Interested in having some of my pieces in your store? Or have you seen something on social media and it's not in the shop? Please reach out! My email is layersofearthstudio [!at] gmail.com

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 2, 2018

For the month of September, 10% of profits will be donated to the Rescue Freedom Projects {rescuefreedomproject.org}

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Layers Of Earth is me, Joanna. I'm a maker, painter, dreamer. Trying to honor the moments through art.

I see my work a visual conversation and an exploration to natural, compassionate style. My process is a juxtapose alchemy and quite often non-linear. Frequently beginning with hours spent gazing at the horizon and sky and then a dance with being open to what wants to be brought to life.

I have been a graphic designer for 15 years and received my Master of Arts degree from Savannah College of Art & Design in 2010.

I live a plant-based lifestyle and it is important to me to create with vegan materials such as, naturally dyed fibers, synthetic brushes and paints free from animal products. A portion of every sale goes to carefully selected animal sanctuaries & rescue organizations, dedicated to bringing a vibrant, peaceful life to animals in need. Visit our Compassionate Living page for more information.

When I am not busy making art and jewelry, you can find me gardening, spending time with my two dogs, playing in the sun and spoiling my 5 nephews.

Interested in having some of my pieces in your store? Or have you seen something on social media and it's not in the shop? Please reach out! My email is layersofearthstudio [!at] gmail.com

Joanna Otten

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Updates

Wearable reminder bracelets new in the shop!
The Sandstone necklace {reimagined}. Handmade linen rope with clay disk beads.

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One of my favorite parts of creating is learning to let go and embracing merry mishaps that bring new color ideas!

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About

for the free-spirit, rebel + compassionate doer

“Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With The Wolves: Contacting The Power Of The Wild Woman

Layers of Earth is the Baltimore based jewelry and accessories brand, owned and operated by Joanna Otten. Forged from necessity – a vegetarian for over a decade – Joanna found a void in the fashion industry: a lack of vibrant, fashion-forward styles created for the vegan lifestyle.

More than a jewelry or lifestyle brand, it's a mindset to live with intention, inspiration and kindness, to all living beings. Our commitment is to compassionately create and make a difference in the lives of so many animal friends in need.

All pieces are handcrafted with only plant-based, vegan and cruelty-free materials. And, a portion of every sale goes to carefully selected animal sanctuaries & rescue organizations, dedicated to bringing a vibrant, peaceful life to animals in need.

The Layers of Earth are the roots that connect us all.

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  • Joanna Otten

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    Hello! I am an artist, an earthkeeper, a souLsister, vegetarian and conscious creative. Welcome!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 2, 2018
Welcome and thank you for stopping by!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Refunds or exchanges will be handled on a case by case basis. Requests for exchanges or refunds must be made within 7 days of receipt. Shipping costs will not be refunded for any item returned. Unfortunately, due to sanitation concerns, I cannot accept returns on earrings. Returned items must be in new, unworn and unused condition.
Payment
I accept payment via PayPal (you can use a credit card and do not have to have a PayPal account), check, or money order. I appreciate immediate payment, or immediate initiation of the payment process, but will hold your order for up to 48 hours if you decide not to pay right away. If payment is not received within this time frame, I reserve the right to cancel the transaction.
Shipping
Many of my items are made to order. I will make every effort to ship your purchase within 5 business days of receipt of payment. If you choose to pay check, e-check or money order, I will wait for the payment to clear. Custom orders and some made-to-order items might take a little longer.

Domestic orders will be shipped via USPS First Class mail with Delivery Confirmation. International orders will be shipped via USPS First Class with Certificate of Mailing.

I am not responsible for packages that go missing or are damaged in transit. However, I will investigate missing packages and make every attempt to locate it. In most cases, a replacement item or refund will be sent. These are at my sole discretion. A package is not considered lost for 30 business days from the date it is sent (US orders), and 45 business days for International orders. If an item with delivery confirmation is reported missing, but is confirmed received via the tracking number, no refund or replacement will be issued.

International buyers, please be aware that you might incur customs charges or duties and shipping times are often longer than 6 weeks.
Additional policies and FAQs
Orders shipped to Maryland locations will be charged 6% sales tax at check-out.

Wholesale and consignment inquiries are welcome! Please contact me for pricing information.

Please note, my items and components thereof are not to be resold.

All Items, Images and Text within the Layers of Earth Shop: ©2011 Joanna M. Otten, All Rights Reserved.