Luminita Hamilton ’10, earning a B.F.A. in Metals and Jewelry, expresses her passion about making jewelry in her blog and displays work from her Capstone thesis and study abroad in Scotland at luminitahamilton.blogspot.com.
“Since the fourth grade I have been making jewelry….We had a mini-society where we sold things with paper money, and I chose to make earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Ever since then I have been making (jewelry), and over the years I have had great opportunities to make jewelry for weddings, Miss America Pageants, Breast Cancer Collations, American Red Heart Associations, and working one-on-one with clients.” In addition to artwork from her Capstone thesis project, Hamilton’s blog also shows jewelry she created while studying abroad for six months in Glasgow, Scotland at Glasgow School of Art (GSA).
“At Glasgow School of Art, we had project that was about choosing a painting and hopefully getting inspired by making a jewelry piece from it,” she says. Her blog shows an abstract painting and how she used some of the shapes, from sketches to the final end product. “In the end I sold the piece in Scotland, which I am very proud of. It was a wonderful experience that I have ever had in my lifetime.
“I am so passionate about making jewelry and hope to continue forever,” she says.