Thursday, July 29, 2010
I love unique home décor items, Handmade Jewelry and clothing! What makes it even better is when you know it’s all handmade and it’s top quality, right? Well I don’t know if you heard of NOVICA.com but I recently had a chance to check it out and I love it!! There is endless pages of products available that range from unique gifts, unique corporate gifts, gifts for her and so much more! Not only do they offer the artist and artisans a place to display their unique products they also offer them microcredit which allows them to not be charged any interest and the credit that they need to grow!
About NOVICA.com (Taken From Website):
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.
At the deepest essence of our philosophy, we want to create a bridge between you and the many talented artisans across the globe.
We want you to know about who you're buying from. We want you to feel that attachment to the product and to the hands that created it.
In the spirit of the Internet, let us bring you together.
NOVICA. The World is Your Market.
I was given a $50 gift certificate to experience NOVICA.com for myself! Now I thought that it would be a piece of cake to go shopping and pick out something special and unique, but boy was I ever wrong! I spent days and days searching for just the right item but it was so hard to choose from all the incredible shops and items they have for sale.
After a couple of days of going back and forth I decided on two necklaces, the $50 gift certificate didn’t quite cover both of them so I ended up paying the difference but in the end I could not be happier and I will be ordering more items from NOVICA.com and the wonderful artists and artisans in the very near future!!
The first item I chose was the Gold plated natural orchid flower necklace, 'Timeless Dancer' necklace and I couldn’t be happier with it! It was shipped really quickly and was packaged wonderfully and in a cute little jewelry box!
I’ve worn this necklace several times since receiving it and the compliments I’ve gotten has been amazing! I’m telling you the pictures just do not do this piece justice, even the pictures from the website don’t show it’s true handcraftsmanship and beauty!
Next I decided to go ahead and get the Marcasite heart necklace, 'Love's Exuberance' and I’m just as pleased with this necklace as I was with the first! Again the pictures just do not do it justice!
The craftsmanship of this necklace is just as impressive as the first! My sister is really wanting this necklace and I’m thinking that it would be a wonderful Christmas gift this year!
Now NOVICA.com doesn’t just offer jewelry they have a huge variety of items available! I had a hard time just choosing the two items above but I wanted to show you a couple more items I have on my wish list:
First this Bamboo chests, 'Lahu Diamonds' (set of 3) would be perfect to use in our guest bedroom and bathroom for extra storage!
I also love this Ceramic bath set, 'Ginger Garland' (set of 3) isn’t it just gorgeous?
I have never been happier with the necklaces I’ve gotten from NOVICA.com, I’ve bought handmade before but never with the quality and beauty that I got with my order on NOVICA! I feel that there are some really talented people out there and this is there time to shine with such a wonderful website that allows their products to be seen! I think that if you just took a few minuets out of your day to check out the selection of unique and different pieces they offer on NOVICA.com it would change the way you look at all things handmade! I also feel like if you purchase someone a gift from NOVICA.com you just a can’t go wrong! The prices are wonderful and the shipping is very fast and you will not be disappointed!
To purchase any of the items mentioned above and so much more for yourself visit their website!
NOVICA.com has offered one of my readers a $50 Gift Card to use towards the items of your choice!
Mandatory Entry: Visit NOVICA.com and tell me what you would choose if you won! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.
Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)
1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)
2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)
3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader
4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to NOVICA.com be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)
5. Follow NOVICA on Twitter
6. “Like” NOVICA on Facebook
Giveaway ends Aug 11, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I was provided a $50 gift certificate complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 11:32 AM