Masami Banman is a very talented jewelry designer. I met Masami during freshman foundation at RISD. Her work is absolutely stunning.
During our 3D class freshman year, we were given the assignment of creating bug sculptures out of wire, her finished piece (which I believe was a butterfly?) was lovely and her craft meticulous. At that moment I think the majority of our class probably realized which major she would choose - jewelry & metal smithing. Masami is talented across all mediums from drawing to sculpture, however, she really found her niche in jewelry. She is precise and has an eye for detail.
Visit her website to see more of her fantastic work.