BALL SO HARD: PRE-GAMING WITH CFDA

CFDA + NFL Football Design Collaboration to Honor Super Bowl 50

Tomorrow, the Denver Broncos will face off with the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 (no roman numerals because well, it's hard.) CFDA designers have created 50 bespoke designer footballs, including a selection by some of our favorite jewelry designers! The footballs will be available to bid from Jan 20 - Feb 14, and 50 lucky football fans can become owners of one of these one-of-a-kind creations. The proceeds from this special opportunity will support the NFL Foundation.

 Click Here to visit the auction site to see the full CFDA Football collection or to place a bid! Scroll down for images and descriptions of these special creations by designers Irene Neuwirth, Jennifer Meyer, Jennifer Fisher, Kendra Scott, Melissa Joy Manning, Tiffany & Co, and Vida Fede.

GO BRONCOS!!! (JK, who cares.)

Irene Neuwirth

Irene Neuwirth

Irene Neuwirth Football

Design Materials:Precious and semi-precious stones

Production Time: HOURS! I attached each stone myself by hand so it was a labor of love!

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

 

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer Football

Design Materials: Custom dyed pink leather & Gold plated hardware. 

Production Time: Four weeks

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer Fisher Football

Design Materials:The football is coated black with an automotive lacquer paint with one of Jennifer's classic chain designs (Brass Plated 14k Yellow Gold) attached to the ball's laces. To incorporate Jennifer's charm necklace collection, three charms - the Jennifer Fisher logo, Super Bowl 50 logo, and the Golden Gate Bridge - all Brass Plated 14K Yellow Gold and Silver Rhodium hang from the lace chain. 

Production Time: About 4 Weeks

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott Football

Materials: Natural stone embellished football features a hand crafted gilded mesh of golds and iridescent elements.

Production Time: 40 Hours

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

Melissa Joy Manning

Melissa Joy Manning

Melissa Joy Manning Football

Design Materials: Our crystal NFL football is comprised of approximately 17,500 Swarovski crystals

Production Time: The ball took about 56 hours from concept to completion (most of that time was spent carefully placing each crystal!) 

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

Tiffany & Co - Francesca Amfitheatrof

Tiffany & Co - Francesca Amfitheatrof

Tiffany & Co - Francesca Amfitheatrof Football

Design Materials: The football is comprised of 12 pounds of sterling silver and .23 pounds of yellow gold. 

Production Time: 45 hours of master craftsmanship for completion, including silversmithing, chasing and polishing

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

Vita Fede - Cynthia Sakai

Vita Fede - Cynthia Sakai

Vita Fede - Cynthia Sakai Football

Design Materials: Brass, 24k Plated Gold, Made in Italy

Production Time: 45 days

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)