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Nancy Butler
Alley Cat Jewelry Studios


P.O. Box 886
New Castle, DE 19720-0886


Gallery Hours

By appointment only

About the Artist

My name is Nancy Butler. Born and raised in Wilmington, DE, I am self taught and lifelong jewelry artisan. I design and handcraft unique, original one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. I enjoy traveling around the country searching for unusual and great quality beads to incorporate into my designs. I work primarily with semi-precious stones, pearls, crystals, lampwork, and Czech glass, sterling silver, vermeil, copper, base metal, and lead-free pewter. When designing jewelry, I let each piece develop naturally, often taking inspiration from the beads themselves. I established Alley Cat Jewelry Studios in 2012. The Alley Cat name was inspired by my two real-life alley cats that my husband and I rescued a few years ago from the streets of Wilmington. Both cats also love to play with beads and string and often accompany me for hours at a time while working at the bead bench.


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