Martha Nikla has been designing and fabricating beaded art and fashion jewelry for the last twenty years. She is recognized as creating unique, intricately hand-crafted pieces embodying metal smithing and beading techniques. Her work has been modeled on runways, published in books and magazines, and featured at Saks Fifth Avenue, the Florida Craftsmen Gallery, and the Penland School of Crafts where she recently co-taught a workshop with jewelry designer, Tom McCarthy. Her studio/gallery, Beauty & the BEADS, in Sarasota, Florida, is open from late October through June. Beadeck.com is the internet home of Beauty & the BEADS.