About Us

Nancy Cain



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.

Nancy 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 - Beadwork magazine. 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.

Upcoming classes via Zoom
by Nancy:  

  Santa Fe

Sat 1/14/23
(via Zoom)

Sun 1/15/23
(via Zoom)