Introduction to Niobium

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Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at Kalmbach’s Jewelry & Beading Store. Marti was always interested in the arts. As a child, some of her fondest memories included art camp, painting in her basement, art classes in summer school, and involvement in choral music. Marti became a professional artist and craftsman after completing her BFA in jewelry making. She has been designing jewelry for over 38 years and loves creating jewelry and teaching. Marti works in a variety of traditional and contemporary jewelry metals and processes; currently working in niobium, a colorful metal, and of course beads. She is constantly looking for new sources of inspiration and has added beadweaving, wireweaving, Viking knit, polymer clay, felting, and PMC bead making to her techniques. Marti is a founding member of the Delaware Valley Bead Society encompassing Hunterdon County in New Jersey and Bucks County in Pennsylvania.

Currently not available.
Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $125

If you want to learn how to work niobium into your jewelry designs, this is the class for you. Learn to apply basic metalworking techniques to niobium sheet and wire and colorfully anodize them. Then turn your new pieces into beautiful, wearable jewelry. Students will learn how to cut, drill, shape, texture, file, and sand niobium sheet and wire; and anodizing techniques.

Kit includes: 20-gauge un-anodized niobium wire, 18-gauge un-anodized niobium wire, 16-gauge un-anodized niobium wire, 2” x 3” 24-gauge un-anodized niobium sheet, 1” x 2” 28-gauge un-anodized niobium sheet, and a 3M sanding pad

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