Niranjan Khalsa's Profile

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Hello! My name is Niranjan, and I have been making jewelry for 14 years! I love to invent new and interesting styles of jewelry and am constantly learning new techniques. My latest endeavor: I have been going to the New Mexico Faceters Guild Workshops for over 2 years and am learning to cut my own gemstones! I also have been cabbing gemstones as well.

My inspiration comes from nature, geology, science, art, other jewelry artists, music, jewelry makers catalogs, traveling, being a mom and the ocean. I have even designed some of my most unique pieces after being inspired by a wallpaper pattern,crop circle images, wrought iron fencing or someones tatoo!

I am a working…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 27
  • Joined May 13, 2009

Favorite materials

Sterling silver, gemstones, briolettes, peridot, gold filled wire, copper, brass, chains, upcycled found objects, metal clay, precious metal clay, agates

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Nikhajewelry
Handmade Artisan Gemstone & Custom Stamped...

About

Please click here to return to my shop!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/nikhajewelry

Hello! My name is Niranjan, and I have been making jewelry for 14 years! I love to invent new and interesting styles of jewelry and am constantly learning new techniques. My latest endeavor: I have been going to the New Mexico Faceters Guild Workshops for over 2 years and am learning to cut my own gemstones! I also have been cabbing gemstones as well.

My inspiration comes from nature, geology, science, art, other jewelry artists, music, jewelry makers catalogs, traveling, being a mom and the ocean. I have even designed some of my most unique pieces after being inspired by a wallpaper pattern,crop circle images, wrought iron fencing or someones tatoo!

I am a working geologist on a uranium project here in New Mexico, but have a special love and interest in volcanology (the study of active volcanoes). Although Earth science is my passion, I'm also a big fan of chemistry, physics and math (yes, a true nerd!) and I like to make jewelry for my fellow nerds. A lot of the pieces I make are geology or science related, combining two of my most enduring passions since I was a child...jewelry and the Earth! My special medium that I love more than any other in jewelry is wire working and I'm constantly trying to learn new techniques to add to my design capabilities. I also do work with metal clay, etching, chasing and repousse, and metal fabrication.

It's important to me to give back to my community when possible, so a portion of all sales is donated to various causes here in New Mexico; womens shelters, animal rescue missions and our local wildlife center.

Please contact me with any special requests you may have, and I will let you know if I can accommodate it.

Also, don't hesitate to contact me about reserving a piece for you, or to make a layaway plan!

Thanks again for visiting!

~Niranjan

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