cniko

handmade jewelry from the mind of Colleen Nikoupour...

Lawrenceville, Georgia · 57 Sales

cniko

handmade jewelry from the mind of Colleen Nikoupour...

Lawrenceville, Georgia 57 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Colleen Nikoupour

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Colleen Nikoupour

Recycled Sterling Silver Adjustable Ring
$38.00
Sterling Silver Adjustable Ring
$32.00
Dragon Scales - Colored Copper Earrings
$42.00
Sterling Silver Teardrops with Recycled Silver
$66.00
Hand Stamped and Enameled Pendant
$18.00
Hand Stamped and Enameled Pendant
$18.00
Hand Stamped and Enameled Pendant
$18.00
Hand Stamped and Enameled Pendant
$18.00
Hand Stamped and Enameled Pendant
$18.00
Hand Stamped and Enameled Pendant
$18.00
Hand Stamped and Enameled Pendant
$18.00
Hammered Recycled Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
$48.00
Silver Hammered Bar Earrings
$36.00
Silver Hammered Bar Earrings
$36.00
Silver Hammered Bar Earrings
$36.00
Sterling Silver Adjustable Ring
$32.00
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SewRadDesigns on Jan 28, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I wanted to keep it for myself. Wehhh

Anonymous on Feb 5, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

THESE WERE AMAZING. Even better in person, no joke. Everyone was incredibly happy with their Christmas gifts, and others were incredibly jealous. :)

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Each pendant I make goes through many stages as it metamorphoses from a piece of copper into a wearable piece of jewelry. I enjoy every step of the process. At this stage I am melting enamel onto the back of a pendant charm. It's called counter enameling.

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Hand Stamped and Enameled Pendant
$18.00

About

It starts with a line, a color, a sound, a newly discovered treasure then it meets my hands to become your newest accessory.

Jewelry making has always been part of my creative expression. It started as a child helping my dad create his neon colored fiberglass jewelry for tourists along the Florida panhandle. My obsession grew the day I discovered this huge mound of dirt in my grandpa's backyard. It was filled with stones. I started digging and collecting these stones. I imagined them to be jewels. I bought a tumbler and even visited a locally owned jewelry store to see how a real jeweler spent their day. I was hooked.

Over the years I have dabbled in other mediums and even completed a college degree in Fine Arts. I learned to shape metal by creating large sculptures out of iron and steel. There is something empowering about using fire to shape and bend metal into beautiful works of art. I moved on from there and began studying the world of light and composition. I became fully immersed in learning how to become a photographer. My last experiment in college was beginning to learn about printing and photo silkscreen.

I am so full of ideas and inspiration that I just love to create no matter what the medium. One day I hope to incorporate all of my talents into one perfect creation...

I recently discovered the craft of handmade stamps. I myself have not learned the craft, but I collect stamps that are cut by hand into steel. The majority of my stamp collection comes from stamp makers from the Navajo nation. I am drawn to the lines and patterns the stamps create. It's almost like print making onto metal. I am in love with the process of hammering these designs onto a blank piece of metal. The possibilities are endless.

My current line of jewelry is inspired by so many aspects of my life. I draw inspiration from music, nature, colors, geometry, chaos, the still quiet when I wake up in the middle of the night, the little treasures I find in vintage stores, or from exploring a museum or another country. I hope my stories can help you tell your stories.

I am so happy that I can share my inspiration with you as an object that you can hold and wear. An object that will hopefully bring you as much joy to wear as it brought me to create it.

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  • Colleen Nikoupour

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Manipulator Of Metal And Words

    I like to think of myself as an inventor. My inventions are currently coming into existence in the form of jewelry. I started creating at an early age with paint and paper in my Grandma's studio. Today I tinker with metal and stones in my own studio.

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Last updated on January 1, 2013

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Payment Types: I accept payments through paypal. Items are sent within 1-3 business days of cleared payment (with the exception of custom orders please convo me to discuss time). Please pay within 7 days of purchase.
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All domestic US shipments are sent USPS first class with delivery confirmation. The price of shipping is on each individual listing. If priority shipping, express shipping, or insurance is desired, send me a message in the note to seller area and I will send you a separate invoice for additional charges. Or convo me before purchasing for detailed information on alternate shipping methods.
International Orders will be sent USPS first class unless otherwise arranged.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is very important to me that you love the jewelry that you've purchased. If, upon delivery of product, you are not happy, or something needs adjusting, please let me know so that I can work with you. All return requests must be made within 48 hours of delivery confirmation and must be sent and received in condition that they were sent within 10 business days. Shipping
charges are not refundable. Sale items and custom designs are non-refundable.