Tuesday, February 8, 2011

NOVICA - Review and Giveaway



NOVICA gives artists and artisans around the world a platform to express their artistic talents and creativity. NOVICA strives to provide you with unique, hard-to-find items from talented artisans from places such as Thailand, Peru, Bali, Mexico, and other countries. Whether it be home decor, jewelry, paintings, or apparel, NOVICA has beautifully crafted items that are hard to find anywhere else.





When first choosing a selected item for review from NOVICA, I spent a long time pondering and reading about who made the items and how they crafted them. I was in awe of the beauty and richness of the works made by those in different parts of the world.

My first selection of choice was a ring. I'm infatuated with rings as some women are to shoes and handbags. NOVICA has beautiful rings in all shapes and designs. Unfortunately, most only go up to a size 7. I have big fingers so I was unable to make a selection from my first choice. I'd love to see more rings available in sizes 9 and 10 for those with bigger fingers.


I was not too miffed though because there was still a grand selection of items to choose from. Again, I spent a long time deciding because I found so many things with character. My eyes seemed to keep being drawn to the wood sculptures, with their originality and distinctive looks. The wood sculpture I chose was Yogi in Meditation.



My wood sculpture arrived in a beautifully wrapped package with a decoration adorning the outside of it. Inside, the sculpture itself was carefully wrapped to prevent damage during shipment. A miniature postcard and artisan story card arrived with it.





The sculpture itself exceeds my expectations. It has been quite a conversation starter. I own many knicknacks and home decorations, but this one seems to always bring attention. I've had people ask me what it is and where it came from. People are fascinated by the overall design. I see serenity and strong will when I look at the sculpture. The wood itself is shiny and smooth. It is now one of my favorite pieces, both for the design and the story it portrays. The bottom of the sculpture is carved with the name of the artist, Luh Mas Sri Pertamiari from Bali and Java. She is a female wood carver who happens to share the same birthday as me. Her talent is remarkable.



Win It!

One person will win a $50 NOVICA gift certificate.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment with one of your favorite items from Novica.

Extra Entries:

Leave a comment with another favorite item from Novica.

Follow my blog via GFC.

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Blog about this giveaway or enter it in a giveaway linky (+3 entries).

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Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done once daily).

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Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE. Giveaway ends 2/25/11 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received product for review from NOVICA. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.

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Toesthattwinkle! said...

one of my favorite items is the Pearl cocktail ring, 'Iridescent Princess'
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I also like the Sterling silver solitaire ring, 'Quietude'
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Heidi Jane Blankets said...

LOVE this necklace!
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Love the take action wood statuette also
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CJ said...

Love the Iron and ceramic wall 'Sumptuous Sun' cjpeters(at)zoho(dot)com

CJ said...

Also love the Hardwood and leather tray, 'Renaissance' tray cjpeters(at)zoho(dot)com

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Chelsea said...

The rings are also my favorites, although it took me about 20 minutes of drooling over everything to decide this.

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Thanks!

Marlene said...

I like the Labradorite stretch bracelet, 'Intuition'.

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susie said...

luv their turquoise ring.

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susie said...

luv their hardwood tray.

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susie said...

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susie said...

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Tamara B. said...

My favorite is the beautiful Glass pitcher, 'Cobalt Light'
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heartnsoulcooking said...

One of my favorite items is the Pearl dangle earrings, 'White Lotus Bud'
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heartnsoulcooking said...

Another of my favvorites is the Celadon ceramic jewelry box, 'Tranquil Vision'
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Follow partymix25 on twitter @Gerisandoval
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Dominique S said...

My favorite item is the Wood, "Still In Love" backgammon set. I have always wanted one of those.

Dominique S said...

Another item that I really like is the Pearl Waterfall Earrings, "Whisper".

Dominique S said...

I follow you through GFC.

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I subscribe to you via email.

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I like Novica on FB.

BusyWorkingMama said...

I love their jewelry. I would get a silver beaded necklace. Thanks!
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sarah shult said...

1 From Novica I like Pearl and amethyst drop earrings "Tropical Symphony" sheshult@Hotmail.com

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2 From Novica I like Mirror "Pink Floral"
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*LLL with Leslie* said...

I like the Ceramic plate, 'Golden Harvest'

Thanks for the giveaway!

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amanda said...

i love the leather and wood umbrella stand
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amanda said...

i also love the eternal woman sandstone sculpture
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jc said...

I like the Hypnotic Geometry Cotton Blouse, casual and yet comfortably chic. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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jc said...

I also like the Licorice Chic Cotton Blouse, another so pretty piece. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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Anne-Marie T said...

I love the Lovestruck Arrows earrings

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Anne-Marie T said...

I also like the Wind chimes, 'Blue Moon and Stars'.

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jakiesmom said...

i'd love their white bubble beauty ring
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i also love the comet wrap ring
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ColleenMarie82 said...

I like the Blown glass wall planters, 'Ice Cubes'

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I also like the Rose quartz beaded bracelet

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I follow on Twitter as Halleelujahmom

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Shelly said...

Sterling silver brooch, 'Tiger Lily'

Shelly said...

Cotton jewelry case, 'Ebony Chic'

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Elaine said...

I love the Kingdom Coins earrings.

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bayctygrl said...

I love the Opal flower ring, 'Andes Daisy'

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bayctygrl said...

I also like the Mirror, 'Jungle Giraffe'

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LAMusing said...

Love the sterling silver Revolution bracelet
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I follow Novica on Twitter
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Norma said...

I like the Chocolate Charisma sweater. Also love the hammocks :)
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Another favorite item is the Arabic Lace bracelet
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Anne-Marie T said...

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Domestic Diva said...

I like the golden harvest ceramic plate.

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Domestic Diva said...

I like all of the drums -- how great to have a handmade drum. Or maybe a chess or mancala set. Wow!

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Stacey L said...

I really like the Wool backpack, 'Andean Lands'

Stacey L said...

I also like area rugs of India

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Nive said...

I like the 'Painted glass clock, 'Royal Burgundy' from NOVICA...Thanks for this giveaway...

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Nive said...

My next favorite item is the 'Ceramic vase, 'Paracas Masterpiece'...

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Anne-Marie T said...

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Ada said...

I love the selection of jewelry on Novica, and these earrings are my favorite:http://jewelry.novica.com/earrings/button/earrings-radar/93102/. I love their minimalism.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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Ada said...

Another item that I love is this throw: http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=172750
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Ada said...

I'm already following Novica on Twitter (my username is:ShouShouChic)
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Lynda Del. said...

I really like the Coconut shell dangle earrings, 'Tribute'.
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I also really like the Pearl earrings, 'Quiet Sun'.
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SweetShenanigans said...

I love the Mirror, 'Taokra the Trendy Turtle'
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I also love the Citrine pendant necklace, 'Energize'.
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mframe said...

I love the Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Fascination'
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I also love the Cluster earrings, 'Clouds'
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luckyfinds said...

Gold accent pendant necklace, 'Swirling Sea' is what I love from Novica

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Saretta said...

I really like this ring: http://jewelry.novica.com/rings/cocktail/favorites/peridot-cocktail-ring-constellation/86518/

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kla505 said...

I absolutely love these earrings http://jewelry.novica.com/earrings/floral/natural-leaf-silver-plated-drop-earrings-fern-love/164686/

kla505 said...

I also really like this necklace!
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Masha said...

100% Alpaca wool cardigan, 'Mystic Weave'is my favourite. :)

Masha said...

i also love Cedar jewelry box, 'Reminisce'. :)

Masha said...

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