Handmade Art Glass Beads & Jewelry by Julie Nordine

Prior Lake, Minnesota

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Note from shop owner 10/1/2021 - My shop will be closed for a few weeks. Click to be notified of when I reopen.



Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 1, 2021

10/1/2021 - My shop will be closed for a few weeks. Click to be notified of when I reopen.



Julie Nordine

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About CreditRiverArtGlass

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On Etsy since 2007

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CREDIT RIVER ART GLASS is my venture that I started up in early 2007.

I always find it a little funny & pretty predictable that when you read an “about me” page on an artist’s site it’ll probably start out something like “I remember sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen...” or “I remember watching my mother creating...”’s so sweet to think about where our creative sides were born & nurtured, but I promised myself that I wasn’t going to go back there...

but I couldn’t help it! It’s why I am what I am & why I do what I do...


I've spent my entire life creating in one way or another. My 2 older sisters were very creative & I always followed closely behind them, shadowing their every move. They taught me how to color within the lines... I was shading my Crayola creations by the time I was 5 or 6!

Drawing, painting, pottery, woodworking, stained glass, cake decorating, jewelry design, etc...the list goes on.

Professionally, I have a background in interior design. Since I had my first son in 1995, I've freelanced with other designers, designing & drawing (by hand) their custom furniture, cabinetry & other variously detailed fixtures. It's a pretty specialized job, they have their CAD designers, calling on me only for specific jobs that need finer details than a computer can get them.

As my kids got older & I had more time for ME, I found myself searching for a creative outlet that not only keeps me busy, but something that also feeds my soul! Who would've thought that GLASS & FIRE would be that something??

It makes sense... FIRE is pretty darned mesmerizing on its own... but then add to that GLASS. Beautiful, colorful glass. Molten. Manipulatable. Fabulous. When you walk away from your torch at the end of the day (with your family wondering what's for dinner & just as you are!), you have the distinct satisfaction in knowing that you've created these beautiful little works of art with your own two hands!! Talk about instant gratification!! :o)

The longer I play w/ glass, since January 2007, the more inclined I am to say "sorry, I'm busy" when the interior designers come calling with work. I'm enjoying life in my studio. I consider myself, at this point, a full time glass bead artist.

I'm very thankful for my design background as I've found that my eye for scale, proportion & color that allowed me to do so well w/ interiors has transferred over quite nicely to my beads.

I have continued to build upon my glass beadmaking skills through not only practice, practice, burning myself & more practice, but I have also been fortunate enough to take classes with some super talented artists, including Jennifer Geldard, Michael Barley, Andrea Guarino-Slemmons, Kristina Logan, JC Herrell, Michal Silberberg, Joy Munshower, Sara Sally LaGrand, Aja Vaz, Amy Kuczewski, Libby Leuchtman & some short workshop classes w/ Julia Lund, Anastasia & Michael Mangiafico. It's been wonderful learning new techinques to incorporate into my own style as well as learning more efficient ways of working glass.

In 2013, I started teaching glass beadmaking classes! I LOVE IT!

In 2019, I set up a silver studio next door to my glass studio, after inheriting my late sister, Jeri's silversmithing studio. You can check out the pics by clicking on the "About my home studios" link below. I really REALLY love working in "our space", where I truly feel a connection w/ her. I've taken a few silversmithing classes... Tai Salsbury @ Veberod, Francesca Watson @ Bead & Button Show, Chris Mode @ her schoolhouse studio & am really enjoying myself.

Get to know me...keep up with my new bead, jewelry & object designs, as well as any new news, giveaways, etc. by liking me on FACEBOOK...

& my website... ...where you can find a gallery of my work, my show schedule, contact info, sign up for my newsletter, etc.

Shop members

  • Julie Nordine

    Owner, Glass Artist, Silversmith

    Hi! I'm Julie Nordine...a married mother of 2 boys from Credit River, Minnesota. I've been making glass beads since January 2007 & Silversmithed silver & stone jewelry since 2018.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 21, 2019
WELCOME!! So glad you decided to stop by my shop.

Read on to find out how I work... I'm pretty easy to work with.

Check out my PROFILE to find out more about ME.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, I'll gladly exchange or refund the purchase price. Please contact me within 7 days from the date of receipt. International buyers have 2 weeks to contact to me from date of receipt.

All returned items must be sent back to me at your expense and in good condition before a refund can be issued. Refunds are given through PayPal & w/ original form of payment.

My beads & objects are kiln annealed for strength & durability. Remember, however, that they're still made of glass & can be cracked, chipped or broken if dropped or abused. If your glass bead or object is damaged at any point, please contact me & I will be happy to work with you. I will need to receive damaged item in order to fix or replace it, of course. Any signs of abuse or unusual wear will result in me returning the item back to you AS IS, unless you are willing to pay for replacement or restoration charges.
I accept PayPal & credit card payments through Etsy's Checkout only.

If you're brand new to Etsy, it's easy to place an order! Simply sign up with a Username and Password, then add items to your shopping cart & check out. Etsy will walk you through the process.

PayPal is one of the safest ways to shop online. Your financial information is safe & secure & will never be revealed to who you are purchasing from. Be assured you are purchasing from a verified PayPal member. When you choose PayPal, you can pay by two options:

• Sign up with PayPal and pay with your PayPal account.

• Pay with a credit or debit card. You DO NOT need your own PayPal account.
I ship within 1-2 business days of order receipt.

**I will refund any shipping overages, over $1, if actual shipping charges are less than projected.

Please note, U.S. Customs require for me to declare the value of the item(s) shipped. Also, international customers are responsible for all custom fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping to their respective countries. Thanks for your understanding!
Additional policies and FAQs
I would be happy to consider wholesale orders. Contact me to talk details.

HAVING TROUBLE REGISTERING OR CHECKING OUT WITH ETSY? Please email me at julienordine [!at] creditriverartglass [dot] com and we'll figure out the kinks. I'm here to help you through the process!