Square of the Bone original unique jewelry designs handmade by Icka Cantilo.
Each design is cut completely by hand using a jewelers’ saw, fabricated, formed, and textured. I heavily reference biology and natural sciences with textures, patterns and motifs. Using sterling silver, Rose gold, 14k Yellow gold and nickel free copper sourced from foundries specializing in recycled precious metals. Because of my quirky sense of humor my work rides the line of peculiarity while also being dainty and precious. But most important I create my jewelry to be highly expressive for a wide range of aesthetics.
Since I draw inspiration from natural sciences, biology and the vast expanse of Nature, I consider and weigh how my processes and actions as a maker affect Nature.
Richmond Native. Graduated from VCU School of the Arts with a BFA in Sculpture and a BFA in Craft and Material Studies. My work has been exhibited
throughout Virginia and featured in print media, markets and pop-up shops nationally. With the purchase of our new home I recently set up and perfected my home studio.