DryBones

DryBones Studios

Westminster, Maryland On Etsy since 2008

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DryBones

DryBones Studios

Westminster, Maryland | 126 Sales

DryBones is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner DryBones Studios is coming back soon!! The Maryland Renaissance Faire has been canceled due to COVID so we're bringing all of our Festival stock to you here! We plan to reopen in the next few weeks!


While the artist of DryBones, Cat Cooke, is still disabled from Adrenal Crisis and a severely injured shoulder, we are working to get everything we have online and available!


Memento Mori and See You Soon!
-Dry Bones Gang

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 25, 2020

DryBones Studios is coming back soon!! The Maryland Renaissance Faire has been canceled due to COVID so we're bringing all of our Festival stock to you here! We plan to reopen in the next few weeks!


While the artist of DryBones, Cat Cooke, is still disabled from Adrenal Crisis and a severely injured shoulder, we are working to get everything we have online and available!


Memento Mori and See You Soon!
-Dry Bones Gang

Cat Cooke

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About DryBones

Sales 126
On Etsy since 2008

Dry Bones - Fear not the grinning skull

Dry Bones Studios specializes in creating wearable are that exhibits the intricacies and haunting beauty of the skeleton.

Inspired by dystopian futures,primitive pasts, and the relationship society has with death, each piece focuses on the artistry rather than the macabre aspects of bone.

Dry Bones continues the long tradition of morbid jewelry echoing the aesthetic of ancient reliquaries, Victorian mourning fashion, and tribal jewelry from around the world. Jewelry and accessories all are hand made and adhere to a "no harm" policy. All bones used come from scavenged or recycled sources. Any part of the animal then can be salvaged is utilized.

Fear not the grinning skull, for Momento Mori... remember you too shall die.

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Shop members

  • Cat Cat

    Owner, Designer, Rogue Pathologist

    A member of the traveling Renaissance Faire community, Cat makes DryBones jewelry on the festival circuit accompanied by her chuckle headed dog and colony of bone cleaning moths.

  • Anwyn

    Manager, Insta Guru, Production Artist

    Fellow Rennie and Swamp Witch!

  • Kat Zotti

    Production Artist

  • Beth

    Besty, Shipper, Emotional Support

Shop policies

Last updated on July 25, 2020
Hello, hi. Welcome. all that.
A few brief words..
I started DryBones because I believe there is little in this world that is more beautiful than bone.
Beautiful, detailed, works of art hidden within the covering of a body.

With each piece, I change as little about the original material as possible, and still make it a wearable piece.

If you're grossed out or outraged, please see the FAQ.

-Cat
Owner, Designer, Artisan.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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)
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Please contact us if you experience any problems. We'll do our best to help!

At DryBones we stand behind our work and strive to make all pieces capable of taking a serious beating. However, things do happen. DryBones will repair or replace any damaged or broken items.

For damaged items please contact us at: DryBonesEmporium [!at] gmail.com
Payment
Paypal is preferred. Credit Cards, money order, and first born children are also accepted.
Shipping
USPS First Class or Priority Shipping.

THE BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE for knowing any laws or regulations about the possession of animal parts in their country, state, or county. Be aware, while all DryBones accessories are made from legally obtained parts that have been turned into art, some restrictions may still apply.
Additional policies and FAQs
A few FAQ's to go through----
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Do your pieces contain Nickel?
All pieces are nickel free unless otherwise stated.
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Where do you get the bones/feathers/etc?
Typically the bones (feathers/etc) come from animals that have been hit by cars. Many bones also come from owl pellets that have been donated to DryBones by birds of prey rescue sanctuaries. Other bones are found or donated. Some are obtained through licensed taxidermy services and are a waste product of other processes. Many of my feathers come from friends who own or breed birds. A portion of all feather sales go back to feeding and caring for these birds.

**No animals were directly harmed for making these products. Our moral code is firmly Harm Not. It's simply the process of using something that would have otherwise have gone to waste. **

DryBones also strives to conform to all local and national regulations regarding the possession, collection, and use of animal parts.
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Are they clean? Are they safe?
All bones are cleaned, sterilized, and put through a preservative treatment to increase strength and durability.
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If they're so clean can I put them in my mouth?
I don't recommend putting them in your mouth, but a lot of people do. It's just weird..
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Do you do custom orders?
While we love custom orders, unfortunately, we are not currently accepting them at this time.