Nancy Cain’s bead story began in 1989 when
she wanted to make a beaded watch band. The local bead store had a
class that week and thus began her passion for beads. After making 147
watches, she wondered what the little beads were for and took a
beginning peyote class. Not long after learning peyote stitch, she had
her children and decided to quit her job as a Graphic Artist to be a
stay-at-home mom. Staying at home allowed time to play with the beads
and explore the one stitch she knew. Teaching beginning peyote for the
local store was a way to ‘work for beads.’ She became a national
circuit teacher in 2003 and continues to travel extensively. When
Nancy teaches a class, she takes the students into the process of the
technique and exploring variations within each component.
lives in Colorado. She has been teaching for the Bead&Button Show
since 2005, and has traveled and taught extensively around the country
as well as internationally. In 2007, Nancy was invited to teach at the
Bead Art Show in Kobe, Japan and again in 2011 for Coronet Co. Ltd.
She has taught on two bead cruises - one to Alaska and the other
through the Baltic Sea. She was named Designer of the Year for 2010 -
Her work is in Ray Hemachandra 2012 – Showcase
500 – Beaded Jewelry, Lark Crafts and in several book Gallery
sections. Nancy has twice been a BeadDreams finalist, exhibiting at
the Bead&Button Show. Her work has exhibited in several museums in
Japan including the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has an
online video class through Craftsy Inc. - 2013.