Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Giveaway: NOVICA. the world is your market



I’m so excited to show you my new bracelet and tell you about today’s giveaway. Have you heard of NOVICA?

NOVICA is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market.


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They carry thousands of items – tableware, d├ęcor, fashion, jewelry and more. I was thrilled to be offered the chance to review a product and offer a giveaway.




I spent quite a bit of time on the NOVICA site because I couldn’t decide what to get. I finally settled on this beautiful bracelet from Thailand that I’m modeling above.

Now, I have to say, it took a few weeks for my bracelet to arrive. But that’s because NOVICA works directly with artists, stressing their stories as much as the art. Goods are shipped direct from the country of origin – cutting out the middle-man – and arriving with an exotic postmark and handwritten postcard




When my bracelet arrived from Thailand it was nestled in this beautiful box. 


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A little booklet tells the story of the artist and the product. The jewelry box is made out of mulberry bark. It’s handmade and uses a sustainable practice. Yay for being green!



I was surprised [and thrilled} that the bracelet is actually one long strand so I can also wear it as a necklace.



I love my bracelet. It’s absolutely stunning and I’m now a big fan of the NOVICA site and their products.


So here’s the best part. NOVICA is offering a $50 gift certificate to a homework reader. You can get a beautiful bracelet like the one I got or choose from any of their thousands of items. Here are a few words from NOVICA:

We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow. 
In the spirit of the Internet, let us bring you together. 
 
NOVICA. The World is Your Market.

And here are a few links to help you start choosing what you would like.
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Thanks for visiting.
Carolyn
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56 comments :

  1. Thank you for sharing this site! I now know what birthday presents to ask for.....

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  2. Lovely site...thank you for sharing!

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  3. There are so many things to chose from but I think I would have to go with a bracelet. In fact I see the ability to get a good deal of Christmas shopping done!

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!!

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  4. Hello Carolyn, I have been having difficulty viewing your blog and I've tried blogger reader list, google, bling and yahoo. All I'm getting is the comment section and when I click on the home link at the top of the page I am seeing you post that you did on Monday. Have you changed anything over? If you have can you please email me as I love looking through your link parties, all the great things that you blog about and I really want to continue following you with up to date posts instead of been days behind.

    Thanks
    Megan
    junglejane(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Hi! Thank you for this opportunity.. so, I love all items, really!
    I'm crazy for Pearl and garnet strand necklace, 'Romantic Thai'
    :)

    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

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  6. I browsed lots but am a terrible choice maker! Anything frmm the handbags to the wrap bracelets were getting my attention :) Gorgeous stuff!!

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  7. i would pick one of the silver amethyst earrings sets

    velvetelvis46@yahoo.com

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  8. Okay... this took me really a while! There are so many beautiful and stunning items at novica! I have found several options what I would love to have ^^

    For one I really like the Silk batik shawls and my favorite is: 'Fabulous Garden'

    But also their cushion covers, so bright and colourful! 'Hibiscus Haven' or 'Floral Celebration' or 'Choral'....

    ...or rather some ceramic plates made by Duangkamol...

    ;)

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  9. I love the Opal dangle earrings, 'Leaves at Dawn'.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Everything looks gorgeous and wonderfully exotic.
    Below are my choices. Thank you for the introduction to the Novica site!

    Sterling silver pendant necklace, 'Wonder'
    Highball glasses, 'Emerald Green' (set of 6)
    Onyx flower pendant, 'Frangipani Secrets'

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  11. I would get the Gold plated band ring, 'Elephant Pride'! Such nice products, it was hard to choose.

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  12. Seriously - How can I ever decide. I really like the "Cinnamon Clover" beaded wrap bracelet.

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  13. Such lovely things, it would be hard to decide, but I like the "Fresh Burgundy" top.

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  14. I'd choose the Citrine stretch bracelet, 'Sunlight'; its absolutely stunning!

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  15. I would love to have the Martini glasses, 'Ruby Red' (set of 6)
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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  16. What a beautiful find - in the bracelet and the website. I've been running around it trying to decide on what I like best and it's impossible! I think I've decided on the "Hummingbirds" wool rug - it's amazing!

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  17. That is so gorgeous and what a great company!

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  18. Thanks for introducing me to this site! So many wonderful things! I think I would choose the ceramic oil bottles "Frangipani".

    Brittany English
    bdani06 at msn dot com

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  19. So many beautiful things that is very difficult to choose one. I forced myself to choose some jewelery and from that a pearl necklace, but I think I may stll change my mind.

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  20. Awesome g-way! I like the Florid Brass Centerpiece! xoxo

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  21. i would love to choose a bracelet for my daughter, who loves jewelry,especially unique pieces lkie these.

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  22. I would put it towards buying an area rug, probably 'Gold Diamond Sky'

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  23. Blown glass pitcher, 'Confetti'

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  24. i like Blown glass wine glasses, 'Lime Globe' (set of 4)

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  25. Wow - thanks for the tip, I had no idea about Novica and it really is pretty amazing. The jewelry is all fantastic, but actually I think I'd get the Majestic Lion Steel mask for a friend of mine - Christmas is coming up after all :D And it really is quite lovely (http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=180936)

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  26. Love the Wristband bracelet, 'Forest Heart'. Beautiful pieces!

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  27. I like the Silk batik scarf, 'Love Awakens'

    Penny Saving Pamela

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  28. The Scarlett Thai shoulder bag is very sweet!

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  29. I like the star shine handbag

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  30. I might choose the necklace you have posted, or one of their celtic earrings.

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  31. Probably these earrings: http://jewelry.novica.com/earrings/dangle/gold-accent/gold-plated-flower-earrings-golden-lotus/195037/ they are gorgeous!

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  32. I like the Rayon batik sarong, 'Aqua Afternoon'

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  33. The Cobalt Classic Drinking Glasses.

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  34. I really like the Diamond accent amethyst solitaire ring, 'Lilac Sparkle'

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  35. I like Garnet Floral Ring 'Perfect Petals' .

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I love the Peruvian embroidered belts- I can't pick just one favorite!

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  37. I would get the Cotton top, 'Sea Breeze'. I am sure it would be SO comfortable here in the very hot and humid state of Texas!

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  38. I would get one of their kimono robes!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  39. They have so many beautiful items. I got some beautiful pieces from them.

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  40. love the radiant natural fiber basket
    debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  41. I would love to get this scarf-
    http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=112513

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  42. What a beautiful site. It took me awhile to decide. So many to choose from but I really liked the Chalcedony cuff bracelet, 'Arabesque'. I am found of blue and that has a wonderful blue stone.

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  43. Cotton shoulder bag, 'Journey of Black'

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  44. So many pretty things, but I love that bracelet you just reviewed:)

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  45. I might get the Lapis lazuli wrap bracelet, 'Butterfly Bloom'

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  46. I like the celadon ceramics. Grouped together they would make a beautiful statement collection.

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  47. I really like this: http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=171974

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  48. I'd love the Wood salt and pepper set, 'Eco Aesthetics' (4 piece set)! Pretty!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  49. Great stuff. The cotton shoulder bag is awesome. kandye dot morgan at yahoo dot com

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  50. I would like the Jasper beaded bracelet, 'Dazzling Green Red Harmony'.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

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  51. I would choose http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=79466&re=producta These vases are gorgeous!!

    kelynnma(at)gmail.com

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