The Odyssey & Bead Expressions The Odyssey & Bead Expressions
The Odyssey & Bead Expressions
Marti Brown has been designing jewelry for more than 32 years. Marti received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in jewelry making from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She has studied jewelry and enameling techniques with Richard Mawdsley, Gene and Hiroko Pijanowski, Kent Vanderplas, Heiki Seppa, Eric Lowry, Bill Harper, Bill Helwig, Martha Banyas and Carole Wilcox.

Her most recent works use Niobium, Silver, Gold and PMC with beads and other accents.
It is the color possibilities in the Niobium (Nb) that appeals to her in designing.

Her niobium jewelry is colored using a paintbrush wired to her anodizer, producing a painterly, softer look than is normally found in Nb and titanium jewelry.
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All of Marti's designs are classics, with an eye toward transcending the limits imposed by faddish fashion trends. Her color combinations are attractive and versatile, easily accessorizing a wide range of clothing styles and decors.


Marti's current jewelry lines include earrings, pins, necklaces, cufflinks, and tie chains. She has also created framed niobium art pictures. Her jewelry is sold here and in her Etsy store.

Marti is a member of the Delaware Valley Bead Society.