I made this piece for the 92nd St Y Benefit using material from a donation of stones.  I was drawn to the citrine beads, and, for some reason, I always like pairing rubies with citrine.  The colors work well together to me.

Besides making jewelry and sculpture, I am involved with exhibition design, and have worked with the Brooklyn Museum, Rubin Museum, African Museum, and others.  This is an exhibition of work at the Folk Art Museum in NYC.  Click on the image for more installation project details. 

I worked with Estee Lauder for a bit, produceing different prototypes for projects with some of the designers the company had contracts with.  Donna Karan wanted a new design for her Gold Perfume bottle.  Check out some of the things we did for this product.

Copyright David Butler - 2019