Creative jewelry

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."