Monday, September 13, 2010

A Credit River Nut

Well, it's actually an acorn, but I think the word "nut" is funnier.  And, even though it looks natural, it's a handmade work of art from Julie Nordine's Credit River Art Glass.  This little piece of glass and copper goodness that came in the mail today is just the most wonderful thing to appear on this Monday!

This is Julie's photo from her Etsy shop...this is the actual nut that's
on my kitchen counter--but the lighting in my
apartment is so crappy I can't get any good photos myself.  :)
For me, Mondays are all about itchy uniform shirts and getting back in the swing of overwhelming amounts of email after a relaxing weekend.  But, the cooler weather and refreshing sunshine makes me so happy...autumn is absolutely my favorite time of the year.  I lost my mind (in a good way) the other day with all the cinnamon candles, pumpkin spiced coffee, and orange everywhere while shopping!  That smell is unbeatable.  Throw in some crunchy leaves and I'm hooked.  I'm immediately transported back to my huge yard at the house where I grew up on Juliana Street with the trails and mazes we'd make out of the huge piles of leaves, much to my raking parents' dismay.  As soon as they could get them in piles, we'd make sure they were spread back out.  I know my mom and dad will read this and remember that I've always been such a super helpful daughter!  haaaaaaaaaaaa

Anyway, back to the nut...and my original Bead Soup partner, Julie Nordine who I met back in the party in February.  She's been off the blog scene for a while getting her production and sales on, so I was thrilled when she celebrated a big Beadwork feature by putting some of her latest work in her Etsy shop.  If you're in the mood for some gorgeous organic glasswork combined with wonderful etched copper...Julie's your girl.

She etches these cool copper leaves that work beautifully
with the acorns...and she sent me one to work with!! 
I'm going to end up keeping it for myself, I just know it.
Julie's also filling up the galleries on her website with more photos, including a designer gallery.  She's including this piece from our Bead Soup swap that I crafted out of her artisan glass and copper bits...

Thank you, Julie, for the nutty treasures and the wonderful autumn sensations.  :)


  1. Isn't that awesome? I am hoarding, er, cherishing two nuts right now from the Bead & Button show. If you love Julie like I do, watch the Art Bead Scene. I just did an interview with Julie that should post some time this month!
    Enjoy the day!

  2. Julie is an incredible artist....That acorn is amazing!

  3. What a gorgeous little work of art! Can't wait to see what you make! Gotta love that etched leaf!!
    Have a wonderful day, Jenn!

  4. Julie's glass is amazing and so is that necklace you created. Wonderful that it is being included in her designer gallery.

  5. Oh....MUST HAVE!!!! I am very partial to Oak Trees and Acorns (Part of Nan's Oak Sisterhood).I'm saving up for a Julie Acorn of my own.

  6. I stalked her blog and shop to make sure I could get some! I scored two and I'm thrilled to pieces with them!


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