Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor who has taught at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, the Tucson bead shows and bead stores and societies on the east coast. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times and had an online video at Kalmbach’s Jewelry & Beading Store. Marti became a professional artist and craftsman after completing her BFA in jewelry making from Miami University in Ohio. She has been designing jewelry for over 44 years and loves creating jewelry and teaching. She has worked 34 years primarily with niobium, a colorful metal, often adding beads.