SquareOfTheBone

Square of the Bone - Art and Jewelry by Icka

Richmond, Virginia 450 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (40)

SquareOfTheBone

Square of the Bone - Art and Jewelry by Icka

Richmond, Virginia | 450 Sales

Icka Cantilo

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Icka Cantilo

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About SquareOfTheBone

Sales 450
On Etsy since 2016

Welcome to Square of the Bone!

A jewelry shop for the curious at nature.
Where you'll find insects, bones (and squares!) anatomy and underpants!!
A serious introspective mind with a quirky whimsical heart. If I wasn't a jeweler/craft artist I could easily find myself a surgeon, biologist, or osteologist. I'm fascinated by medical illustrations, insects and microcosm. Intrigued by visual mathematics such as perspective geometry, tessellations and topology.
Professionally trained as jeweler with a BFA from VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) in Sculpture and a BFA in Craft and Material Studies, with an unintentional minor in Math. Working high end jewelry production and sales for the past 6 years it was time for me to bring life to my own inspirations.

Square of the Bone is a collection of fascinations. I use imagery of objects and studies as wearable art. I illustrate by hand piercing and fabricating metal, glass firing enamels and lost wax casting. I use only ethically sourced materials. My metals are purchased through foundries using recycled silver and copper where I also send my own scrap to be refined and reused. Most stones used are found by hand and not mass minded. My leather and fur components are second hand scrap and re-purposed pieces.

If you are as curious as I am and like my style and would like a custom piece please email me your ideas.

Thank you for visiting my store!

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  • Icka Cantilo

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on February 17, 2016
Thank you for your interest!
At Square of the Bone each piece is handcrafted made to order uniquely for you. All my work is created right out of my home and I aim for sustainable quality. Re-purposing is my philosophy.My metals are purchased from foundries using recycled silver and copper where I also send my own scrap to be refined and reused. Most stones used are found by hand and not mass minded. My leather and fur components are second hand scrap and re-purposed pieces. I re-use bags and packaging whenever possible as well as using recycled content jewelry boxes, so that you can feel good about your purchase.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All of my items are lovingly handmade to order.

Because glass, glass enamel, bone and other fragile materials can be prone to breakage, this means that it is a bit harder for us to accept returns or exchanges, unless of course the item is defective.

At Square of the Bone I stand behind my work. I aim to create the highest quality products. If there is any problem with your order, please contact me first as I are usually able to resolve most problems for you.

If there's something actually wrong with your purchase, I will gladly give a refund once the item has been returned to me.

Positive feedback is very important to me as a small one-person business so please get in touch to discuss any issues if you are not 100% happy.

Refunds/exchanges will be negotiated on a case by case basis. You must contact me within 7 days of receipt to discuss a return/exchange. You are responsible for shipping charges for returns/exchanges.

I am unable to refund or exchange custom made orders. For hygiene reasons I cannot accept returned earrings.
Payment
I accept PayPal and major credit cards. Please pay for your order within two business days. All orders left unpaid after two business days will be canceled.

Reserve listings will only be held for two weeks
Shipping
Your order will be shipped in a maximum of 3-5 days after purchase. I will always make every effort to ship your item more quickly if it's at all possible!

If you require your item urgently, please send me a message to discuss. If it is possible I can undertake a rush order at an additional cost, sort of like paying overtime for work when I normally wouldn't be working! Please get in touch before placing your order so I can set this up for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
CARE TIPS:
Please take care of your jewelry by keeping it clean and away from water, soaps and lotions. Store your pieces in a dry location - preferably an airtight bag for sterling and brass. If the piece gets something on it, wipe clean immediately. We like Sunshine All Metal polish cloths or a soft flannel shirt. You can polish your sterling, bronze or brass pieces up to a high glossy shine or allow them to darken and age. It's up to you.