UNT alumna Tamar Navama's jewelry appears during New York Fashion Week

Tamar Navama (Photo by Tal Grossman)Jewelry designer Tamar Navama ('15 M.F.A.) had one of her most interesting career experiences this fall -- creating pieces for Naadam Cashmere clothes that appeared on the runway for New York Fashion Week.

"My best moments as a designer are seeing how people wear and style my designs," Navama says. "To see it done professionally on a stage in New York was an especially satisfying moment."

Navama also has experimented with creating leather goods from exotic skins, which she treats as precious materials -- innovation she honed in her years at UNT.

"My professors created a challenging environment that developed my confidence as a maker," she says. "And raised my own expectations for my work."