Wednesday, January 09, 2013

NOVICA Fair Trade Artisan Gifts Giveaway

NOVICA is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. Novica offers thousands of top fair trade corporate gifts, accessories, jewelry and home decor items on their website.

There are an amazing selection of artisan products including a stunning home decor range. I love these amazing geometric cushions called Crimson Riddle:
 


And check out this lovely Cotton kente shoulder bag, 'Ashanti Prosperity'

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I'm a jewelry fanatic and immediately fell in love with the designs of Jaipur based designer Bhavesh. I ordered his Blue topaz dangle earrings, 'Blue Flow' and was impressed by the craftsmanship and quality.



When Novica send you the earrings they  also include an artisan story card, giving the background of the designer, which is a lovely touch had it been a gift. For example Bhavesh says:
 
"I come from the enthralling city of Jaipur where I was born and brought up. I was raised by a single parent, since I lost my father when I was barely two and half years old. He died in an accident. Since then, my mother worked so hard to bring us up. After my schooling, I received a bachelor's degree in commerce and also did a short term course in the French language."
 
"Jewelry crafting is our family tradition, dating back to the ancient time when Jaipur was brought to its present structure by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. During that time, my ancestors were jewelers in the kingdom of Jaipur. Since then, the tradition and art have been handed down from generation to generation."



Next on my list of things I want from Novica is this amazing handblown vase, 'Fiery Topaz'

Golden topaz and fiery crimson surge upward from a crystalline base. Enveloped in crystal, the colors swirl in a vase of seductive beauty. Talented artisans craft it by hand of molten glass, employing glass blowing techniques brought to Brazil from the island of Murano in Italy.

I love their stuff and you will too! Enter today to win!

NOVICA $75 Gift Certificate Giveaway:

One lucky reader will receive one $75 Novica Gift Certificate.

Novica Giveaway Dates: January 11 - January 31, 2013 Midnight EST

How to Enter: Enter through rafflecopter- just sign into the widget and click the entries you want to complete.

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I received a Novica gift card that I used towards my purchase in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.

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79 comments:

suburban prep said...

I like the lapis lazuli waterfall necklace

Amber said...

I adore the Sterling silver cocktail ring, 'Sanur Swirl'!

kellyr78 said...

I Like the Garnet heart necklace, 'Love Surprise'
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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Huamanga stone candleholder, 'Andean Light'

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Rebecca said...

Love the pillow. If I thought my dogs wouldn't defluff it the way they do toys, I'd be all over that!

Lulu said...

Beautiful items. I try to buy from such resources any time I can.

Carolyn G said...

I love the Wool and cotton wrap bracelet, 'Maya Hummingbird'

Heather said...

So many pretty things but I like http://jewelry.novica.com/sterling-silver/favorites/sterling-silver-band-ring-spirit-of-love/184019/

debijackson said...

radiant natural fiber basket debbie jackson
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AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - new follower to yours! Love the story on Jaipur, one of my favorite cities in India - fantastic shopping! And the Ashanti pattern ... I recently did a post on that pattern - it is such a rich mix of colors!

shaunie said...

Cotton and leather accent tote bag, 'Maya Chess'

Paula Miller said...

Lovin' that vase too!

Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Gina Wildorchid said...

I love this mirror--http://mirrors.novica.com/floral/mirror-rustic-apple-blossoms/192832/

wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

flutterby said...

I love the Cotton and silk shawl, 'Kerala Rose'!

- Amy Z.

Michelle Pickett said...

they have unique rings.

Irfan Butt said...

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Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to get this scarf-
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=112513
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

I like the Ceramic wall adornment, 'Blossoming Eclipse'.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

I like the Mahogany and ebony puzzle box, ‘Angelfish’.

Vivian S. said...

Reed zampona panpipe, 'Andean Panpipe'

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to get this scarf-
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=112513
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Katherines Corner said...

I like the sculptures and well...everything else, LOL. thank you for the giveaway opportunity.Thank you for sharing at the hop xo P.S. I hope you'll add this giveaway to my win it page :-)

valerie2350 said...

I like the blue cobalt pitchers

Emily Reviews said...

my favorite - http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=174069

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dht04001 said...

i love the handbags from thailand
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wizardewu said...

I like the Ceramic wall adornment, 'Blossoming Eclipse'.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

I like the Mahogany and ebony puzzle box, ‘Angelfish’.

suburban prep said...

I also like the Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Gordian Knot'

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Emily Reviews said...

I like - http://handbags.novica.com/newarrivals/cotton-blend-tote-handbag-chanthaburi-forest/199326/

littleheathen9109 @ Yah00 d0t c0m

wizardewu said...

I like the Ceramic wall adornment, 'Blossoming Eclipse'.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to get this scarf-
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=112513
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

taletrader said...

I'm obsessed with anything owl-related, so it only makes sense that I would love these earrings! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=180781

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Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to get this scarf-
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=112513
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

I like the Ceramic wall adornment, 'Blossoming Eclipse'.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

I like the Mahogany and ebony puzzle box, ‘Angelfish’.

Emily Reviews said...

I'd also like - http://hammock.novica.com/fabric/cotton-hammock-maritime-brazil-single/176827/

littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

Patrick Olcott said...

cooking gifts

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to get this belt-
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=128837

wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

I like the Ceramic wall adornment, 'Blossoming Eclipse'.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

I like the Mahogany and ebony puzzle box, ‘Angelfish’.

Emily Reviews said...

I'd like - http://mirrors.novica.com/ceramic/tin-and-ceramic-wall-mirror-colonial-blue/186005/

littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

judy gardner said...

i love so many things, but this is one of my favorite: http://jewelry.novica.com/favorites/garnet-pendant-january-carnation/192853/

velvetelvis46@yahoo.com

wizardewu said...

I like the Ceramic wall adornment, 'Blossoming Eclipse'.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

I like the Mahogany and ebony puzzle box, ‘Angelfish’.

Amber said...

I also love the Turquoise cocktail ring, 'Caribbean Mosaic'!

wizardewu said...

I like the Ceramic wall adornment, 'Blossoming Eclipse'.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to get this scarf-
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=112513
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Emily Reviews said...

I also like - http://chess-sets-games.novica.com/memory-games/wood-memory-game-maya-weavings/172956/

littleheathen9109 @ Yah00 d0t c0m

LaProfesoraFrida said...

http://jewelry.novica.com/earrings/floral/sterling-silver/sterling-silver-flower-earrings-thai-elite/189423/

These earrings are gorgeous!

Howell said...

I like the Mahogany and ebony puzzle box, ‘Angelfish’.

Amber said...

I also like the Citrine wrap ring, 'Golden' by Aparna.

wizardewu said...

I like the Ceramic wall adornment, 'Blossoming Eclipse'.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to get this scarf-
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=112513
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Emily Reviews said...

I also like - http://unique-gifts.novica.com/womens/under-$25/lapis-lazuli-cuff-bracelet-ocean-day/197918

littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

Howell said...

I like the Mahogany and ebony puzzle box, ‘Angelfish’.

wizardewu said...

I like the Ceramic wall adornment, 'Blossoming Eclipse'.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

LaProfesoraFrida said...

I absolutely love the jewelry at Novica! I would have a hard time choosing, but I know I'd go for something sterling silver. :)

Amber said...

I like their pretty jewelry boxes!

tinagirl said...

I love the Mirror, 'Red Sunflower Fan'!

rafflecopter name: Tina Renee Barker
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Emily Reviews said...

I also like - http://furniture.novica.com/leather/leather-ottoman-cover-moon/69634/

littleheathen9109 @ Yah00 d0t c0m

Howell said...

I like the Mahogany and ebony puzzle box, ‘Angelfish’.

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to get this scarf-
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=112513
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

LaProfesoraFrida said...

There are SO many GORGEOUS choices from Novica!! :) I know I'd choose sterling silver earrings, but I'd have trouble narrowing down my choice!

wizardewu said...

I like the Ceramic wall adornment, 'Blossoming Eclipse'.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to get this scarf-
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=112513
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Emily Reviews said...

I also like - http://masks.novica.com/archaeological/copper-and-bronze-mask-amazon-chief/202663

littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

judy gardner said...

i like the amethyst chandelier earrings also

velvetelvis46@yahoo.com

Howell said...

I like the Mahogany and ebony puzzle box, ‘Angelfish’.

Emily Reviews said...

I also like - http://handbags.novica.com/cotton/cotton-hobo-handbag-darjeeling-wonderland/198841

littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

wizardewu said...

I like the Ceramic wall adornment, 'Blossoming Eclipse'.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Amber said...

They have really pretty sarves!

LaProfesoraFrida said...

I would choose some sterling silver jewelry! Too many choices to narrow it down to just ONE favorite! :D

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to get this scarf-
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=112513
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Howell said...

I like the Mahogany and ebony puzzle box, ‘Angelfish’.

judy gardner said...

i likw the garnet flower ring

velvetelvis46@yahoo.com

Hearts & Crafts Boutique said...

Such a great giveaway!

New follower from the blog hop! Hope you can stop by my blog and follow me back!

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Hearts & Crafts Boutique said...

Such a great giveaway!

New follower from the blog hop! Hope you can stop by my blog and follow me back!

Phylicia
http://heartsncraftsboutique.blogspot.com/

Chogavl Dave said...

Great review, as always! Thought I'd share bridal wedding dress a couple things here. I'd thought about making the game bigger than one level originally, but first, I wasn't sure if anyone would like the survival horror format, and didn't want to devote too much time and energy without knowing. Second, I'd envisioned a sort of "haunted city" type mod as a follow up, but it would use completely different textures and enemies, and wouldn't have fit with the BH wall and sprite set. Lastly, I was shooting for a halloween release, and only had a couple days till then when I started, so that played a part.