Soft and elegant, this butterfly cuff bracelet from acclaimed designer Fritz Casuse is a feminine treasure instilled with Southwestern beauty. The body of the delightful butterfly is crafted with a rectangle cabochon of pink opal, while its head is made from a gentle purple amethyst stone. Round gems of magnesite adorn the cuff, bringing a soft blue-green hue to the piece's spectrum of gentle color. Textured brass and highly polished sterling silver make up the butterfly's wings and the frame of the cuff. The bracelet measures 5-1/2" on the inside circumference x 1-1/2" wide. Made in America with gemstones from around the world. This piece was inspired by the Butterfly Symphony necklace, a unique collaboration of four award-winning Native designers. Click on the Inspiration tab for more details.
The 2010 SWAIA auction gala necklace was a collaborative effort by award-winning designers. Roderick Tenorio, Veronica Benally, Fritz Casuse and Cody Sanderson. Each Native Designer added their own elements to the necklace to create a piece that integrated different styles into one outstanding look. Inspired by nature, the necklace features butterflies created by each designer and Native symbols and flowers throughout. The necklace was sold for over $24,000 and generated significant interest by collectors. Each artist involved designed pieces that were inspired by the necklace, including two collaborative efforts by all four.
Fritz's butterfly can be found on the collaborative butterfly bracelet done by the four Native Designers. This butterfly design was inspired by his work on the 2010 SWAIA auction gala necklace.
For exclusive behind the scenes footage of how the necklace was designed as well as the 2010 auction itself, follow this link Butterfly Symphony.
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