F.A.Q.

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Do you Believe?

Nest & Tessellate strives to re-enchant relationships with the natural world through the use of magical folk art languages. We serve children of all ages, millennial feminists reclaiming roots and those interested in contemporary expressions of Scandinavian, Slavic and Celtic rooted folk traditions. This work is part of a devotional practice, grounded in the Earth’s seasonal cycles. For more on Cleansing, Consecrating and Charging your object for ritual use, view instructions here.

 

Where does the name Nest & Tessellate come from?

The name Nest & Tessellate comes from a passage in Bill Mollison's 'Permaculture Manual'. Permaculture is a farming practice that imitates how nature grows - in trophic layers and guilds. Every system supports every other in balance, creating a kind of synergy that produces abundantly and in healthier ways than Monoculture. Our logo is also derived from the principles of Permaculture, and illustrates how each element in nature fits within an intelligent pattern, tessellating across 2 dimensional space and nesting in 3 dimensions. This concept is more important to me than the medium, and I use the name and logo as a jumping off point to talk about how both nature and culture are systems wherein everything can work together to support synergy and abundance if we make these goals the focus of our efforts.

Do you accept Sickles, Galleons or first born children as payment?

Nope, but we might be willing to barter for a good pair of Ruby Slippers! Secure checkout is through Paypal via our SquareSpace webstore at NestandTessellate.art.

Will my package come via Flying Monkey or Owl Post?

Unfortunately not, but we do offer $5.00 shipping on orders up to 5 lbs (most orders total less than 5 lbs) via USPS Priority Mail anywhere in the United States. Orders upwards of 5 lbs are assessed by weight, and will ship for between $10.00 and $15.00 domestically. Please allow 5-7 days for your order to arrive.

Do you ship to the non-continental Wizarding World?

Yes! We do offer international shipping for most items. International orders are sent via USPS Priority Mail International for $15.00 on orders up to 5 lbs (most orders total less than 5 lbs). Orders upwards of 5 lbs are assessed by weight, and will ship for between $25.00 and $45.00 internationally. Please allow 6-10 days for your order to arrive, though shipping can take longer depending on customs and destination.

When will my order Magically Appear?

All items will be shipped within 2-4 business days of placing your order and a confirmation message will be sent when they are in the mail. We ship via USPS, so please allow 5-7 business days for domestic packages and 6-10 days for international packages to arrive. If your items require expedited shipping, please contact us to discuss faster options.

What if I have trouble using using your Enchanted Objects?

We want you to be happy with your purchase! If you are dissatisfied in any way, please email us as soon as possible at NestandTessellate@gmail.com. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns in a timely and satisfactory manner. Returns must be pre-approved and postmarked within 30 days of receipt. Please note that Nest & Tessellate is unable to absorb the cost of return shipping, and that this expense will be the responsibility of the buyer. Unless damaged on arrival, goods must reach us in excellent condition in order to be accepted for a refund of the purchase price. Be sure that when you package the item to send, that it is well protected for shipping (a good rule of thumb is to think of the impact the box would sustain if dropped from waist height).

What if I love my Magical Folk Art to pieces?

If an item gets damaged through regular use, please contact NestandTessellate@gmail.com for a repair form and return address. Repairs will have a fee assessed in accordance with the cost of time and materials involved, which must be paid in advance of the repair. Please note that Nest & Tessellate is unable to absorb the cost of return shipping, and that this expense will be the responsibility of the buyer. Once we receive the piece, please allow 2-4 weeks for repairs to be made unless otherwise communicated. Be sure that when you package the item to send, that it is well protected for shipping (a good rule of thumb is to think of the impact the box would sustain if dropped from waist height).

Do you work with individuals Witches to craft customized pieces?

Yes! Please contact us directly with requests for customized artwork by emailing us at NestandTessellate@gmail.com. We will asses these inquiries on a case by case basis, and reply with a price quote and time frame within 2-4 days, unless otherwise communicated. Should you accept the proposal, full payment is required in advance, at the time the order is placed. Shipping costs will be calculated and charged separately upon completion of work. Thank you for your interest in custom artwork, we always look forward to collaboration!

How should I care for my Magical Objects once I receive them? 

Our pieces are made of a variety of materials, but are primarily composed of base metals (brass or copper), ceramic stoneware and artwork applied to hardwood surfaces. Some jewelry findings are sterling silver to avoid irritation when worn against the skin. These materials are very durable and generally require little maintenance. All materials are sourced responsibly whenever possible. For more on Cleansing, Consecrating and Charging your object for ritual use, view our instructions here.

Will you keep my identity as a Magic-user private?

Yes, we respect your right to privacy! Nest and Tessellate collects information strictly for our own business activities and will not sell or redistribute your information to any third parties for any purpose other than order fulfillment. Thank you for your patronage, we are deeply grateful for your support!

What if I'm a Muggle (a non-magic user), can I still like your stuff?

Yes, we don't differentiate! If you like our art for aesthetic or cultural reasons alone, that's just fine with us. We support you on your path and hope that you will do the same for us. Nest and Tessellate values the experiences and voices of our non-conforming and marginalized community members. We do not discriminate based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, country of origin, spiritual beliefs or age. That said, over the years we have observed attempted infiltration by crypto-fascist elements within the local arts and heritage scene. If the term crypto-fascist applies to you, this artwork is not intended for you or your ilk.

Please feel free to email additional questions to NestandTessellate@gmail.com.

 
 
Studies of Slavic folk pattern and Icelandic Magical Staves, produced for an exhibition in 2019 entitled Liminal.

Studies of Slavic folk pattern and Icelandic Magical Staves, produced for an exhibition in 2019 entitled Liminal.