By Jonathan Vatner
Angely Martinez, Jewelry Design '18, won the Future of the Industry award from MJSA, an industry association of jewelry designers, for La Inspiración de una Mariposa, a string of sterling silver butterfly wings dotted with tiny synthetic rubies. The student project was inspired by the glasswing butterfly, which blends into the environment with its transparent wings. “I’m interested in how animals survive—how nature survives,” Martinez says. She also won second prize in the Accessories Council’s Next Generation Award competition for her capstone collection, which incorporated a range of materials: vinyl, silver, rubber, and glass.