EarthlyLeatherDesign

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Note from shop owner Unfortunately due to Supply Shortages, & trying to keep our Standard products in stock for In-Person Events; we've had to deactivate the products in our e-commerce site & stop taking custom orders.

Check out our Facebook or the Events List on our website to see if we will be at a future Event near you.

https://earthlyleatherdesign.com/events
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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 14, 2022

Unfortunately due to Supply Shortages, & trying to keep our Standard products in stock for In-Person Events; we've had to deactivate the products in our e-commerce site & stop taking custom orders.

Check out our Facebook or the Events List on our website to see if we will be at a future Event near you.

https://earthlyleatherdesign.com/events
https://www.facebook.com/EarthlyLeatherDesign

Danielle, and Randy

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Danielle, and Randy

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About EarthlyLeatherDesign

Sales 6,121
On Etsy since 2010

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I live and breath leather.

Earthly Leather Design is mostly a Made to Order Business. Meaning most of our Leather Products are made after Purchase to the Color and Size Specifications you give us. We typically run around a 2 week production time. So your item will most likely ship at the end of 2 weeks. If you need some fast ask us if we have something similar in stock.

In addition to our Made to Order and Customized Products, some of the Items we have listed on Etsy are One of a Kind, Stock from events that we vend.
If you would like to have us make an Item for you please visit our Website, EarthlyLeatherDesign.com.

This all started by making a few items for friends and then I thought I would sell a few things to make some extra cash. Now this has taken on a life of it's own and I love it!

I am second generation leather worker. I have honed my craft over trial, error, and time. I have made many pieces for my friends who all enjoy my skills. I have made everything from pouches, belts, mug straps, leather skirts, leather halter tops, and many other things over the years. My partner, shipper, assembler, web designer, photo editor, and handyman Randy, also helps me assemble items and helps me make my products top notch!
Every challenge is a new adventure and selling my products is the biggest adventure of them all.

My parents own Lutz's Leather, where I have worked for over 10 years, www.lutzsleather.com . We make our own custom saddle bags and other leather accessories. I owe my talents to my incredibly talented father, who started out in the basement of our house making leather belts. He then moved to a slightly bigger shop in down town Ellwood City. After about 10 years of building the business up, we moved to our current location about 3 miles out of Ellwood City, where I help run the business, with my mother on the front end, who also is our accomplished seamstress, and has taught me a trick or two herself. Then I help in the back making products to sell to our customers. Leather is my life and I enjoy every step of the creative process.

As well as being an accomplished leather worker, I have been machine sewing my own Reenactment clothing for about ten years. I went to my first SCA event about ten years ago and have been inspired by Middle Ages ever since.

I enjoy the craft so much that I am ready to share my talent with others. I hope my pieces bring as much joy to others, as they bring to me when I make them.

Shop members

  • Danielle Lutz

    Owner, Maker, Designer, I Do It All

    I work very hard to bring you gorgeous original pieces. I have over 20 years of leather working experience and I learn something new everyday!

  • Jake the Dog

    Manager

    Mascot, treat expert, official break maker. I make Danielle take breaks, so she doesn't burn out. I am all about my couch time.

  • Randy

    Maker, Customer Service, Shipper

    I've been a leather worker since 2008. I help with Production, Customer Service, and Updating Listings, as well as do the Shipping.

Production partners

  • Lame Beaver Trading Co

    Mountainair, NM

    Forges the Steel Striker for our Flint & Steel Kits. www.etsy.com/listing/108355941/boy-scout-striker-for-fire-starting

Shop policies

Last updated on May 18, 2022
I was raised with the Ideal of "Anything worth doing is worth doing right". So I guarantee all of my products. Leather is my life and I would like to keep it that way.

The Items we have listed on Etsy are One of a Kind and/or Leftover Stock from events that we vend. Earthly Leather Design is mostly a Made to Order and Custom Made Items Business. Meaning most of our Leather Products are made after Purchase to the Color and Size Specifications you give us. If you would like to have us make an Item for you please visit our Website, EarthlyLeatherDesign.com.

Please keep in mind I also work a full time job on top of my two Etsy shops and custom website. Yes I have three shops. The other shop is https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthlyLeatherSupply, and our website is EarthlyLeatherDesign.com.

I am happy to help you. I would like you to have a happy and long lasting experience with my items. There is no reason to threaten me or get nasty. I will treat you with the same manner as you treat me. Please feel free to contact me for clarifications or with any questions you may have.

All questions should go directly through Etsy. I check etsy about 3 to 4 times a day, but do not check my email daily and you are also likely to end up In my "Junk Mail" (stupid Filters, lol).
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Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard 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: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
~Earthly Leather Design Manufactured Products Warranty

Earthly Leather Design Offers a Lifetime Warranty on all Leather, Stitching, and Hardware on Leather Products made by Earthly Leather Design. If something breaks or needs replaced, all you pay is Shipping to and from us.
Any modifications you make to the Item(s), with out permission, will make the warranty void.
Leather does stretch and fade with ware. So fading and stretching is to be expected and are not covered by the above Warranty.
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If a Return or Exchange is required please contact us before shipping the Item(s). Do not return your item before you contact me, I will reject the package if I am not contacted previously.

~Returns of Regular Stock
If you are not completely satisfied, you have 14 days from the time you receive your Item(s), to return. Your Item(s) will be replaced or money refunded, minus shipping, after Earthly Leather Design receive the item.
All Sales are final, 14 days after you receive the Item.
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~Returns on Special Request/Personalized Items
If you Personalize or Special Request a product from Earthly Leather Design, all sales are final! Unless other arrangements are made. Special Request/Personalized Items will take approximately 2-4 weeks to Ship. All Special Request/Personalized are paid up front and in full.
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~Belt Returns/Exchanges (Buckle Belts Only)
There are absolutely no returns on belts, where you have given/ordered the wrong size. Earthly Leather Design belts are custom made & fitted to the size you give us. Once belts are cut down and holes are cut, we have no guarantee that we will be able to resell a cut and sized belt. So please make sure you have given/ordered the proper sizing. We provide detailed measurement instructions in every belt listing, as well as our FAQs section.

Exchanges may be accepted on a case by case basis and are subject to a restocking fee.
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~Seasonal Returns
The holidays are always coming and going, if your item is a gift please let me know so I can give you a special return date.
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Payment
~Order Cancellations
If you wish to cancel your order please send us a Convo through Etsy as soon as possible.
We reserve the right to refuse/decline service to anyone for any reason at any time.
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~Sales Tax
Earthly Leather Design charges sales tax for merchandise ordered on this Web site based on the applicable state sales tax rate and the location to which the order is being shipped.
Pennsylvania Residents are required to pay Sales Tax on our Items.
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Shipping
Made to Order Leather Products ship 2 weeks after you've completed your purchase. If you need something fast, ask us if we have something similar in stock.

In Stock items take 3-5 business days for order processing.

Orders are viewed within 24 hours of being placed.
I please ask that you check your Email/Messages within 24 hours of purchase, in case I have a question on your order. If you do not respond to a question with in 3 days, your order will ship "As Purchased".
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~US Shipping Methods

USPS First Class Mail - For shipments under 1 pound - Averages 3 to 5 business days depending on location. Fully insured, Signature required on purchases of $100 or more, with limited tracking through USPS.com.

USPS Priority Mail - For shipments over 1 pound - Averages 1 to 3 business days depending on location. Fully insured, Signature required on purchases of $100 or more, with tracking through USPS.com.
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~International Shipping Methods

Standard Shipping, USPS First-Class Package International Service - Averages 7 - 21 business days, but can take up to six weeks for delivery. Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International, Not insured, NO GUARANTEED TRACKING once the package leaves the US.
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~Shipping Disclaimers

At this time, Earthly Leather Design only ships merchandise to locations within the United States, U.S. territories, & Canada.

We do add an approximately $.50 - $1 Handling Fee to all product's Shipping Prices to pay for Shipping Insurance, Shipping Labels, Printer Toner, Tape, Boxes/Envelopes, Tissue Paper/Bubble Wrap, and Gasoline.

All Shipments are Insured against Loss or Damage, when available. All Purchases over $100 will require a Signature upon Delivery, when available.

Axe & Bear Trading / Earthly Leather Design is not responsible for actual length of time an item takes to get to you, nor damages to the Item, after it has been delivered into the shipping carrier. The risk of loss and title for all merchandise ordered on this Web site pass to you when the merchandise is delivered to the shipping carrier.

All Delivery Dates and Production Times provided to you through this website, are estimates and may be longer or shorter depending on; the Number of orders received at any time; or or the length of time each shipping company holds each package before delivery.
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Additional policies and FAQs
Q; My Pants are a size 30, but when I measured where I ware my pants like you suggest in the belt descriptions, it says 36. Which size should I order.

A; The correct size to use is the one you came up with by measuring.
Unfortunately I can not tell you what size your belt needs to be based on your pants size. Many pant manufactures do not make their pants using actual waist measurements for their waist sizes. Another problem is that pants relax and stretch over time.
Think of my belts as being tailored. Getting as close to a specific measurement, on your body, as possible is best.
When you measure for your size please measure where your belt will sit. So if you’re a lady and wear low rise jeans measure where your jeans sit.
If you have any questions please contact me.
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Q; My current favorite belt is 45 inches long with 5 holes and I’m using the first hole, if I get any bigger I won’t be able to use the belt. Does the 45 make my waist size a 39 in your belt?

A; Unfortunately I cant tell you what size your belt makes you without measuring you. There is no standard for all belts on how far the holes are from the tip of the belt, nor the distance between the holes. They all vary by maker. Based on your description you can be anywhere between a 39 and a 43.
Think of my belts as being tailored. Getting as close to a specific measurement, on your body, as possible is best.
When you measure for your size please measure where your belt will sit. So if you’re a lady and wear low rise jeans measure where your jeans sit.
If you have any questions please contact me.
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Q; How do I measure to get the right size for my belt?

A; The easiest way is to simply take a tape measure and wrap it around yourself where you wear your belt.

~How to Measure your Waist
1) Take a tape measure, and/or peace of string/rope.
2) Put the end of the string/tape on the button of your pants and wrap it around once.
3) Pull the string/tape to the tightness that you will wear the belt.
4) Mark where the string/tape meets on your button.
5) Note the measurement of the string/tape.

When you measure for your size please measure where your belt will sit. So if you’re a lady and wear low rise jeans measure where your jeans sit.
If you have any questions please contact me.
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I seal all of my Leather thoroughly. But the color does fade with time, no matter what you do. It's just general wear and tear. How much you wear the Item, and how long it is in the sun contributes to how fast fading happens. Leather also stretches over time.
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I only dye the backs of belts and straps as a special request, and am very against it. I AM NOT to be held responsible for any color bleeding from the back of a belt/strap onto clothing. I have never had a problem, but accidents do happen. I only do it because people ask for it. I take multiple precautions to prevent bleeding.
1) I only dye the visible backing.
2) I only apply one coat of coloring to the back of the belt/strap. So it won't be dark black, but a soft black, more like a very dark gray.
3) I thoroughly seal every dyed back multiple times
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More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Q; How long will it take before I receive my order?

A; All of our Leather Products are handmade at the time of purchase. We usually run at a 2 week maximum production time for most orders, Assuming we received all necessary information with your order.
Shipping times vary based on the Shipping Option you chose at checkout, in addition to how the Postal Service is running at that particular time.

Q; How do I figure out my belt size?

A; First forget your pant size. The easiest way, is to simply take a tape measure and wrap it around yourself where you wear your belt & note that measurement. Make sure you've pulled the tape measure snug like you would your belt. This works for both Kilt Belts & Work Belts.

Q; Do your products come with a Warranty?

A; We offer a Lifetime Warranty on all Stitching, and Hardware on the Leather Products we make. If something breaks or needs replaced, all you pay is Shipping to and from us.

Q; Do you ship Internationally?

A; We do ship worldwide, but it could take a while to get to you. We cant control how long a package takes to get to you once I have shipped it, & many countries hold packages in customs for weeks before releasing them for delivery. You are also responsible for paying any Import Fees & Taxes.

Q; Do you accept returns or exchanges?

A; Of course, as long as it isn't an Item that has been used, or personalized with a name/initials, but please contact me before sending your order back.
If you are not completely satisfied, you have 14 days from the time you receive your order, to return it. We will replace or refund you the purchase price, minus shipping, once we receive your return.

Q; Do you take Custom Commissions

A; Currently we are not able to take commissions on items that we do not already make/have patterns for, including custom tooling.
However we do have a large number of products and embossing patterns already available. If you browse our shop, you may see something you like.