Friday, January 28, 2011

QTpi Brass and Copper Necklace GIVEAWAY


FIRST - important reminder that BRAND NEW SWAPPERS should have mailed their aprons to me by now (I've received one so far). If you are partnered with a BRAND NEW swapper as identified on the sidebar, please do not mail your package without contacting me first.

Now, our current giveaway - I've been so excited to offer this necklace to you gals. Enter, enter, enter .... and feel free to send to me if you win! ;) Just kidding. A little.

You may not know this, but I'm a real geek at heart. (Shocking!) So, when I was searching for Cutie Pie goodies and found this "Q T pi" necklace, I was hooked and zapped an email to the owner of Nikha Jewelry on Etsy. Here's a little about her:

Hello! My name is Niranjan (Pronounced "Ner-In-Jun"), and I have been making jewelry for almost 12 years! I love to invent new and interesting styles of jewelry and am constantly learning new techniques. A bit about me: I was born to an American Sikh family, which is why I have an Indian name, although I am Scots-Irish by ancenstry! I went to boarding school in India when I was 9 for 7.5 years, joined the US Army as a truck mechanic when I was 19, got married when I was 22, had a child when I was 26, got divorced when I was 29 and have lived in New Mexico for about 7 years now. My daughter is almost 10 now, and has her own Etsy shop too, you can check it out here:

My inspiration comes from nature, geology, science, art, other jewelry artists like Eni Oken, Iza Malczyk, Emily Gray and Lisa Barth, 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 full-time geology student with a special love and interest in volcanology (the study of active volcanoes). A lot of the pieces I make are geology related, combining two of my most enduring passions since I was a 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 have been designing and making jewelry since 1998!

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.

Thanks again for your interest, and don't hesitate to contact me with a special request...I thrive on custom work! If you see something you like, but would prefer another color, please let me know and a similar item can be created just for you!

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

~Niranjan Khalsa

QTpi - Cutie Pie Handstamped Brass and Copper Necklace

A brass disc has been stamped with "QTpi" and a flower and a swirl symbol. Underlying the brass disc is a larger copper disc stamped randomly with a floral design and then oxidized to show detail. This is a cute, geeky piece perfect for the brainiac or nerd in your life!
~ Brass and copper discs
~ 16.75" copper ball chain
~ Unique design - stand out from the crowd!!

Please click here to view her other geeky items!

be sure to leave your name in the comment since I can't always correlate your blogger name to your real name

Mandatory Entry: Visit Nikha Jewelry, browse around, then come back here and comment on your favorite item in the store - she's got so much, tell her everything you adore!!

Bonus Entries:
Post a sneak peek this week on the Flirty Apron Swap site! We need more pictures!!
Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway and link to this post and/or Niranjan's site. Tweet with the #FAS tag, Facebook with the @Flirty Apron Swappers tag

DEADLINE TO ENTER: 12 Noon on Monday, January 31


  1. Oh my gracious!!! I feel like I have been missing out on life not knowing about Nikha Jewelry!

    I love the vintage stamp pendants!

    And, the jewelry make w/ elements from the table! Be still my heart! Chemistry was always one of my favorite subjects!

    The cleverness of "Got Milk" totally made me laugh out loud!

    Now, once I am done drooling over this amazing jewelry I've got to dig for my camera cord so I can post a sneak peak!

    Stephanie J.

  2. Well, I could not decide what my favorite piece was, you are so talented Nikha, inspiring to all that will look at your jewelry!! I guess I liked the shine! pendant the most. I think it spoke to me!!

    Great site!!

    Jennifer Saia

  3. WoW! So many pretties to choose from! I guess if I must specify a fav it would be the...Silver coin with pearl necklace

    Very pretty!

  4. Oh what beautiful jewelry! I love the Pink Swarovski Crystal Chandelier Earrings. I could so see these as a gift for my daughter in law or other son's girl..

    Barb Boyack

  5. I posted this on my facebook page!/dogmomdiva

    Barb Boyack

  6. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I love this necklace! I am a math teacher, and this would be sooo perfect in my teaching wardrobe!

  7. I shared this giveaway on facebook.

  8. I would choose the sapphire & sterling--

  9. Beautiful jewelry! Love the Celtic Knot Sterling Silver and Zircon Gemstone Necklace.

    Elaine R

  10. I too love the vintage postage stamps...especially the Canadian one, since that is where I am from originally!!

  11. Love it ALL! My favorite favorite is the INSPIRE handstamped with the watermelon colored crystal! You are so creative! And by the way, love that you want to study volcanos! My son (he is 8) has wanted to do that since he was 5 as he is addicted to Mt. St. Helen's stuff!!! YOU ROCK!
    -Stacie S

  12. Wow!! Nikha is so amazingly talented! I have a soft spot for opal, and the ping Peruvian opal and pearl necklace was to die for! If I ever was privileged to wear some of Nikha's creations, I would fell like a royal princess!!
    Jennifer F.

  13. There is so many cute things I can't decide which one I like the best. I guess it would be between the Celtic Knot and the Vintage Postage Stamp.

  14. got in one more post and bonus entry for this cutie of a necklace.