Sunday, October 17

LAST DAY! Novica Review and Giveaway

Have you ever purchased a piece of jewelry and wondered who made it?

Partnered with National Geographic, Novica is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They unite artists from around the world. With each piece, more than 30,000, you can learn about where it was made and by whom. I was hooked!

Novica.... with so many item to look at the only thing you'll need to do is make a decision on what piece or pieces you want. The site is clearly laid out and easy to use. There are three categories to choose from: Home Decor, Jewelry & Apparel and Paintings.

Home Decor is then broken down into ten subcategories. I really like looking at all the Tableware and Entertainment items. Jewelry and Apparel is easy navigate through too. There are 8,597 pieces of Sterling Silver.....need I say more? Just get your Christmas list and your credit card within weeks your gifts will be tucked neatly away into the closet. You can sip coffee with your feet up on the couch while listening to your friends stress about the holidays.
(Doesn't that sound perfect!)

The unique items have you eagerly clicking from one to the next. This is coming from someone who has spent hours clicking from one category to the next, no lies. I am fascinated with everything.

Well, let me show you a few of my favorites:
Khun Boom
"Being born into the varied and abundant culture of Chiang Mai, I was exposed to the world of traditional art and the customs from China and Southeast Asia. This contributed to my love for art, which began at an early age and has become a life-long passion for design and the creation. My love for art is ingrained in my personality, and it comes through in the care, love, and attention to detail that I put into every piece I design. I am so proud to be Thai, and I hope to share some of that pride with you."


Ceramic Salsa Bowl, 'Mexican Spice'
Retails$49.95 On Sale $29.66

Javier Servin
"I'm form the state of Guanajuato, but I began my apprenticeship in a ceramic workshop in Mexico City. I began as an assistant decorator and after two years I was heading that department. By then I decided to start my own workshop at my parents' house. It was just my wife and I.
"


Turquoise Cocktail Ring, 'Caribbean Mosaic'
Retail $166.95 On Sale $84.95

I love this ring! Click above to read about the artists Guilliermo Arregui.

As someone who enjoys giveaways....what's better than winning one? Hosting one!
This lovely Pearl Pendant necklace, 'Sweet Kiwi' (below)by Buana is another favorite of mine.
It's delicate, simple yet chic.
Do you want to win it? Here's how:
  • Go to Novica and pick out something you like. Then come back and share. Mandatory, this needs to be done to be part of this giveaway. (One entry)
  • Follow my blog; If you do or if you just started...leave a comment. (One entry)
  • Tell me about another item you like... Believe me, it's too hard to pick just one. (One entry)
  • One more entry? O.k. tell me something that made you smile today.
This giveaway will end on Sunday October 17th (my papa's b-day). I'll notify the winner by email, so make sure to put that with your comments.

Thanks Novica for asking me to host this giveaway. I was given a g.c. for this review. All information provided here is based off my own opinion.

Congrats to Natalie of The Adventures of Paul & Natalie... She won the Pillsbury Sweet Moments giveaway.

104 comments:

Mimi said...

My favorite is the Carnelian pendant, 'Incandescent Tulips'

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Mimi said...

I follow you!

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Mimi said...

My second favorite is the Pendant, 'Cross of Passion'

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Mimi said...

My husband just brought me home a New York style pastrami sandwich from a great deli, and that really made me smile!

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Monkeys ARDently In Sinc said...

I follow your blog.

Monkeys ARDently In Sinc said...

I like the "Inca Highways" mirror.

Monkeys ARDently In Sinc said...

I like the Blue topaz solitaire ring, 'Enchanted Bali' - topaz is my birthstone, but I LOVE the blue topaz, instead of the orange citrine color - yuck!

Eva Gallant said...

I like the flower necklace "Aqua Perfection."

Monkeys ARDently In Sinc said...

My husband proposed a "Deal or No Deal" to our kids today, of getting to decorate for Halloween in exchange for cleaning up their toy room. Two of my kids ran in and pushed my "easy" button from Staples, indicating to me "DEAL"! That made me smile!

Eva Gallant said...

My family got together today to celebrate my brothers 74th birthday. I did a lot of smiling!

Eva Gallant said...

I'm a follower!

Anonymous said...

Hi I am a follower!

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Anonymous said...

Well..I like you had a hard time selecting...but I like the earrings called Piroett...so very pretty! cher
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Anonymous said...

My next favorite would be the necklace you showed...that color rocks me...simple but elegant and the price is right!!!!!!!!

I love the table ware selections...they are ALL great! cher

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Jennie said...

I like the Iron and recycled glass candleholder, 'Ivy Revival' (pair).

The Schneiders said...

This one is so pretty...Pearl and onyx flower necklace.

The Schneiders said...

The rainbow tumblers are really pretty too.
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The Schneiders said...

My sweet kiddos made me smile as they played outside in the cooler weather.
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Nancy's Couture said...

I absolutely love the Cotton sundress, 'Rose Passion'

Nancy's Couture said...

I'm a new follower ;0)

Nancy's Couture said...

I also love the Princess dress.

Nancy's Couture said...

Playing with my babies in the pool.

Kristin said...

I really like the Natural leaf silver plated choker, 'Fern Love'. It is perfect for the fall.

Kristin said...

I am a new follower

Kristin said...

I also liked Silver choker, 'Wild Nature'

Kristin said...

I realized that I have enough apples from the apple orchard to not only make caramel apples but apple butter and other great fall recipes and that made me smile.

Busy Working Mama said...

I like the Leather shoulder bag, 'Trendy Black'
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Busy Working Mama said...

gfc follower already ;)

Busy Working Mama said...

Another item I like is the Leather shoulder bag, 'Milk Chocolate'

Busy Working Mama said...

My near-3 year old was decorating a birthday card for her friend with stickers and making the star stickers "hold hands." That made me smile ;)

Debbie said...

I like this vase: http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=100376

Debbie said...

I'm follower:)

Debbie said...

I decided to dream big and pick this necklace: http://jewelry.novica.com/necklaces/pendant/favorites/lapis-lazuli-pendant-necklace-blue-riches/175595/

Debbie said...

I got to run some errands with my son who is home from college for a long weekend. We laughed so hard together. That made me smile inside and out!

shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I really like the Mirror, 'Colonial Floral' (but it's a little expensive!). Thanks for the great giveaway!
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shala_darkstone said...

I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect.
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shala_darkstone said...

Another item I like is the Moonstone and amethyst jewelry set, 'Orbit'.
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shala_darkstone said...

My daughter is wearing her very first bra today. That made me smile!
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Beth said...

I LOVE the Carnelian jewelry set, 'Empress'
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Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the "Jute and leather shoulder bag, 'Sensational'" -- so very chic and cute!

Susan
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Lynda Del. said...

My favorite is the Carnelian and citrine choker, 'Floral Cascade'.
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Lynda Del. said...

I also like the Pearl flower necklace, 'White Pearl Bouquet'.
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one frugal lady said...

love the beautiful hammocks!
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Connie Black said...

My choice would be the Sterling silver cuff bracelet, 'Serpent Princess'. So stunning
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Connie Black said...

GFC follower!
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Leslie Block said...

White Pearl Bouquet is my choice, love this!!! Thanks so much for the entry!!

Leslie Block said...

A HUGE SMILE from me today when my 6yr. old son came up to me and said "mom your my girlfriend and I would marry you"

Leslie Block said...

GFC follower! Blockleslie@ymail.com

Tina said...

I really love the Blue topaz solitaire ring, 'Enchanted Bali'
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Tina said...

I was in the grocery store today and I heard a toddler just laughing and laughing. It made me smile. There is nothing more precious than a childs laughter.
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Natalie A. said...

I like the Cotton wrap around skirt, 'Thai Sophistication'! Thanks!

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Natalie A. said...

I'm a follower!

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Natalie A. said...

I also like the Rose quartz and garnet link bracelet, 'Romance'!

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Natalie A. said...

My husband made me smile today while talking on the phone with him!

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Vicki S said...

I really like Chrysocolla dangle earrings, 'Inca Priest
http://jewelry.novica.com/earrings/dangle/chrysocolla-dangle-earrings-inca-priest/174406/

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Vicki S said...

New GFC follower as "sswpss"

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Vicki S said...

Another item I like is the Cotton tunic, 'Chocolate Mint Paisley'
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=171224

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Vicki S said...

a chubby baby made me smile today :)

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Melissa said...

Love this necklace: http://jewelry.novica.com/necklaces/favorites/amethyst-and-rose-quartz-pendant-necklace-pastel-cluster/175540/!

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Melissa said...

Just started following with GFC (Melissa O.)

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Melissa said...

Love both the name and design of the silk dressed called "Moving in Joy."

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Melissa said...

What made me smile today? One of the youth that works for me told me I looked like a bumblebee.

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shopannies said...

I love the Silver drop earrings, 'Butterfly'

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shopannies said...

new follower blog
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shopannies said...

sister in law called I had not talked to her for quite a while
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Sarah said...

love the Turquoise and amazonite pendant necklace.

Sarah said...

also like the Agate beaded necklace.

Sarah said...

spending extra time with my daughter this morning made me smile. :-)

pmj said...

the Starlight silver coctail ring is nice.
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pmj said...

I follow you on GFC.
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pmj said...

The Mocha Marshmallow handbag is pretty.
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pmj said...

My smile was sitting with my daughter and watching a movie together.
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jhitomi said...

I love the Apple Blossom brooch!
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jhitomi said...

new follower on gfc as jhb
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jhitomi said...

I also love the White Rose pearl ring!
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jhitomi said...

what made me smile today: my poached eggs for breakfast turned out perfectly.
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Tina said...

I like the Leather shoulder bag, Amethyst Contempo
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Tina said...

follow via GFC
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Tina said...

i also like the Mohena mirror, 'Golden Parrots'
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lmurley2000 said...

i would like to have the coconut vase

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lmurley2000 said...

follow on GFC

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lmurley2000 said...

my crazy kids made me smile today several times

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Kimberly said...

I love the Smoky quartz pendant, 'Shadow Blossom'

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Kimberly said...

following you through gfc
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Kimberly said...

I also love the Pearl and malachite pendant necklace, 'Forest Moon'

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Kimberly said...

Something that made me smile today - my 6-month-old son grinning at me with his new toy.

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scrappysue said...

oh it's beautiful ann!!! great to 'chat' with u today!

scrappysue said...

oh it's beautiful ann!!! great to 'chat' with u today!
wherever you are heading to - have an awesome time! geography was never my strong suit!

Jodi Faye said...

I like the Silver drop earrings, 'Butterfly' by Gabriela Readi


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carol said...

I like the Pearl and onyx heart bracelet, 'Inspirational Aum'
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carol said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect.
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carol said...

I also liked the Ceramic figurine, 'Jade Owl'
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carol said...

My 2 month old granddaughter was here today with my daughter.When she smiles and coos at me she makes me smile and just makes my heart melt like butter. No better feeling!!
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Paige said...

I love the Embrace the Earth Silver Cuff bracelet.

http://jewelry.novica.com/bracelets/favorites/silver-cuff-embrace-the-earth/175933/

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Paige said...

I am a follower of your blog.

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Paige said...

I love baskets and am in love with these palm baskets.

http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=132438

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Paige said...

I smiled when I pulled up to my sister's house and my 18-month old nephew came running towards me trying to say my name!

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Paige said...

I participate in "I Love Being Carded"... THANKS for hosting such a fun giveaway and for the extra entry! Have a great week.

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Domestic Diva said...

I like the Bamboo zampona panpipe, 'Malta Professional'.

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

Domestic Diva said...

The Wood djembe drum, 'Good News' is great too.

Domestic Diva said...

Today my little one made me smile by running up to me and saying "Hug" and grabbing my legs. Very sweet!