About Us

The Beginning... Pam and Jesse Schele, creators of Terra Natural Designs met when Jesse traveled to South America to study indigenous healing practices.   During his back-packing tour he met Pam, and mutually they knew they were going to spend their lifetime together working to create a better world. While traveling, they found local populations creating beautiful jewelry from the sustainable, durable materials grown in the forests. More amazing,they were developed in complete accord with eco-friendly practices.   The people of Ecuador and Colombia were creating jewelry from nuts and seeds, naturally and sustainably harvested from palms in the Amazon,…

Natural and Beautiful

Sustainable Accessories Terra´s team has been enthusiastically designing and developing sustainable jewelry made by people in South America since 2008. These pieces of earthy and elegant jewelry are handmade from the Tagua nuts and Acai seeds and fashioned into unique necklaces, pendants, rings, and bracelets.   Containing natural swirls of color, which render each nut and slice unique, the tagua nut is gorgeous. We take deep pleasure in training the villagers about modern designs, which helps them create a contemporary collection that is attractive for men and women of any age and lifestyle. And which brings these villagers a fair…

Environmental Impact

Tagua nuts and elephant tusk Ivory The use of tagua nuts as an exquisite and harmless alternative to the tusks of elephants and other animals.  (Poachers in Africa have continued killing elephants for their ivory tusks to the point that some populations of elephants are now 50% decimated.) Tagua nuts, also called vegetable ivory, offer a natural material that is as beautiful and durable as ivory.   Facts • 50% of Elephants are killed due to popular demand on Ivory. • 50 acres per minute of South American rainforest destroyed. 93% of Tagua nut remains is distributed as follows: • The…

Social Justice

Terra is a business/social project that has been created to: •Support environmentally responsible practices. •Help sustain indigenous practices that are based in sustainability. •Create awareness about alternatives practices in the Apparel and Accessories market. •Support Artisans in third world countries and empower them to grow as co-ups. •Create opportunities to women is South America and in the US. •Create beauty for women.   Terra Strives to Support: •Growth of individual artisans and local co-ops and traditional sustainable practices. •Offers healthy employment for the South American populations. Creation of business empowerment programs for artisans co-ups. •Tagua nuts and seeds come from…

Our Commitment

Terra’s Vision Our company exists to create a chain of well-being. It is our number one priority. Luxury products in today’s market impact our world with huge amounts of pollution--plastics, chemicals, and toxic by-products are evident everywhere in our world.   Our business allows us to provide beautiful, natural, sustainable, eco-friendly jewelry that has minimal impact on our environment. When you wear our jewelry, you are participating in the “luxury of awareness”; looking good and feeling good about your contribution to the chain of well-being woven for everyone connected to Terra.     Terra Commitment Today, Terra Natural Designs is…