origami butterfly necklace

by Andrea Panico $98.00

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Delicate and precise, the art of origami is steeped in romantic imagery and tradition. This lovely brass pendant celebrates the winged symbol of transformation while paying homage to the beauty of paper folding.

This enchanting piece came to be after artist Andrea Panico was asked to design a custom pendant for a friend's wedding anniversary. At their wedding, hundreds of paper origami butterflies created an ethereal centerpiece, and so a beautiful metal replica served as the perfect commemoration. Using 3D software, Andrea created a mold and now hand casts each butterfly, finishing them with a beautiful matte surface. Perched on a sterling silver chain, each handmade butterfly look as if it's about to take flight, lending natural magic to your ensemble. Handmade in the USA.

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brass, sterling silver
Chain: 18" L; Pendant: 1.5" D x 1" W x 0.75" H
Care: To prevent tarnishing of silver and brass, store in a plastic zip bag or in a jewelry box. If the jewelry does tarnish, lightly scrub the surface using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a mild dish detergent and water. If the tarnish is more severe, sterling silver chain can be dipped in a silver dip.
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Andrea Panico

Andrea Panico is an industrial designer with a strong background in a range of categories for both retail and to-the-trade markets. With twenty years experience, she brings a fresh perspective to jewelry design. Andrea has traveled extensively and been actively involved in the production process in a variety of settings including both domestic and international manufacturing facilities. Andrea earned her Master of Industrial Design degree from Pratt Institute, where she did a program in furniture design at Danmarks Designskol in Copenhagen. She has a BS from Cornell University. Andrea lives in Montclair, NJ with her husband and two children.

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