March Classes

Classes for March are blocked out. No class, other than the Saturday morning free class, for the weekend of 3/4-3/5 as the staff will be out shopping at the Denver show…yes, right back to it after our big Tucson trip. It never ends!

As always, please call the store at 303-786-9746 to sign up for classes!

Over the past few months, we’ve suffered from a surprisingly large number of no-shows for classes. This makes it difficult for us to fill some of the popular sessions, and there are few things more frustrating than having students fail to arrive for a full class that has a wait list. We will be charging a non-refundable $10 advance against the class price at sign-up in an effort to make sure that people who sign up will be incentivized to make it in. 

Classes and Events for March:

  • 3/4-3/5: No classes
  • Sunday, 3/12: Knotted Mala
  • Saturday, 3/18: Mala with Tassel
  • Sunday, 3/19: Wire Wrap Herringbone Pendant & Earrings
  • Sunday, 3/26: Channel Wrap Bracelet

Voices of the Stones at Nomad!

It’s that time again: Voices of the Stones will be at Nomad this weekend, February 18-20, Saturday through Monday. This is one of our favorite events of the year; Carole and Mary have exquisite taste in stones and pearls, and will be bringing along their huge collection of beads, gems, and a carefully selected group of pocket stones and crystals.

Prices on all their merch are as marked and are usually about 30% less than standard retail, so there are some swell deals here, along with lovely and unusual materials we don’t usually get to stock. We will be filling up two tables with new stuff – this is absolutely worth the time to come visit!

We are still hammering out the March classes and will mail out the list within a week. Hope to see some of you lovely people this weekend!

January Classes

are up! Please note that our schedule will be a little eccentric this month, as we’re dealing with preparations for the annual Tucson trip and miscellaneous staff commitments.

As always, please call the store at 303-786-9746 to reserve a space in a class!

  • Saturday 1/7: Ice Resin Pendants
  • Sunday 1/8: No class
  • Saturday 1/14: Mala with Tassel
  • Sunday 1/15: Knotted Mala
  • Saturday 1/21: No afternoon class
  • Sunday 1/22: Channel Wrap Bracelet
  • Saturday 1/28: No morning or afternoon classes
  • Sunday 1/29: Tree of Life Pendant

December – here we gooooooo

Finally we have a little snow, and a cold snap, and BLAM – the place is packed! Projects are getting made left and right! We at Nomad Bead Merchants are here for you as everyone figures out their bead needs for the season.

This weekend, December 2nd-5th, we will be hosting a mini trunk show for Carl Clasmeyer, who creates intricate and clever sterling silver clasps. These things have to be seen to be believed. Some of the clasps have secret catches or latches for security, and they are right up there with custom Tiffany or Fabergé in terms of design. Indulge and choose one of these tiny works of art to complete a special piece.


In conjunction with the trunk show, we’re going to have a select group of gemstone and semiprecious beads at 10% off. If any of the fancies in our glass cases are appealing, now’s the time to snap them up, for self or for gifts. Chocolate moonstone, rutilated whiskey quartz, luscious pearls, lapis and turquoise drenched in the richest blues and greens – we’ve got all kinds of top-notch choices and hope you will come in to take a look!

Also – December classes are up! As always, please call the store at 303-786-9746 to reserve a space.

  • Saturday 12/3: Pearl Knotting
  • Sunday 12/4: Kumihimo Bracelet
  • Saturday 12/10: Mala with Tassel
  • Sunday 12/11: Peyote Stitch Bracelet
  • Saturday 12/17: Channel Wrap Bracelet
  • Sunday 12/18: Knotted Mala

No classes for the weekends of the 24th and 31st, as they’re holidays. Many thanks to all!

November classes & events

November classes are up! As always, please call the store at 303-786-9746 to reserve a space in a class.

  • Saturday 10/29: Ice Resin Workshop
  • Sunday 10/30: Papier Maché Coffins
  • Saturday 11/5: Dreamcatchers
  • Sunday 11/6: Wire Wrapped Stick Pendant
  • Saturday 11/12: Basic Beaded Earrings
  • Sunday 11/13: Knotted Mala
  • Saturday 11/19: Channel Wrap Bracelet
  • Sunday 11/20: Briolette Earrings
  • Saturday 11/26: Mala With Snake Knot Finish
  • Sunday 11/27: Wrapped Loop Link Chain

October classes and events

October classes are up! If there are any specific classes you’d like to see during the ramp-up to the holidays, please let us know. We’re working hard on hammering out the November and December schedules.

As always, please call the store at 303-786-9746 to reserve a space in a class!

  • Saturday 10/1: Knotted Mala
  • Sunday 10/2: Channel Wrap Bracelet
  • Saturday 10/8: Roman Era Glass Necklace
  • Sunday 10/9: Sundance Style Necklace
  • Saturday 10/15: Mala with Fancy Tassel
  • Sunday 10/16: Wrapped Wire Hoop Earrings
  • Saturday 10/22: Stretch Bracelets
  • Sunday 10/23: Pearl Knotting
  • Saturday 10/29: Ice Resin Workshop
  • Sunday 10/30: Papier Maché Coffins

The Nomad staff is still tagging new material from the September show, and we’re continuing to add to an ever-mounting heap of gorgeous goodies.

Three Days at Nomad: Voices of the Stones

Voices rondelles

Carole and Mary of Voices of the Stones will be at Nomad starting Sunday, September 11, and running through Tuesday, September 13. We’re already starting to clear the tables for their arrival here at the shop.

We all hope you’ll stop in for this trunk show! Carole and Mary have incredible taste and will be bringing a huge selection of the finest in beads, ranging from just-for-fun glass beads to spectacular sapphires and other precious stones. They’ll also be bringing, for the first time, a concise selection of really good pocket and palm-sized rocks. Carole is one of the best when it comes to choosing stones for specific purposes, and we’re thrilled that they’re expanding a bit into this line.

September classes and events

Nomad will be closed on Monday, September 5. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend, everyone!

Weekend classes for September are up! As always, please call the store at 303-786-9746 to reserve a space in a class.

  • Saturday 9/3: Stretch Bracelets
  • Sunday 9/4: Love Beads Necklace
  • Saturday 9/10: Knotted Mala
  • Sunday 9/11Tuesday 9/13: Voices of the Stones Trunk Show
  • Saturday 9/17Sunday 9/18: No classes scheduled, including NO FREE CLASS Saturday morning
  • Saturday 9/24: Briolette Earrings
  • Sunday 9/25: Aspen Leaf Spiral Earrings

Lots of events this month, so our class list is somewhat abbreviated.

Please stop in for the Voices of the Stones trunk show starting Sunday, September 11. We will have two tables packed full of Carole and Mary’s top-notch goods, ranging from one-dollar crystal strands to thousand-dollar sapphires. This show is one of our favorite events and there is always something new and wonderful to find.

We’ll also be taking a class break on the weekend of September 17-18, since most of our staff will be shopping at the Denver wholesale shows. Please stop in after this weekend to check out some of our new loot! Get the first pick of whatever goodies we manage to find! What kind of goodies, you ask? We don’t know yet!