About Nancy Cain

Nancy Cain

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. 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. Playing with the beads and the one stitch she knew she began to explore it in depth. Teaching beginning peyote for the local store was a way to ‘work for beads.’ 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 with her husband, Kelly. She has two children, daughter, Talley, 17 a junior in high school and son Hunter, 20 a sophomore at college. 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 has appeared in Beadwork magazine 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.