Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NOVICA $25 Giveaway Association w/ National Geographic Handmade Goods and Fair Trade Artisans

Disclaimer: NOVICA provided me with a gift card to purchase a product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product and giveaway.

Just in time for your Holiday Shopping....

A wonderful new website that offers Modern and Fast products yet still holds true to the artisan crafted roots.

A site that offers the best of all Fair Trade Missions to help undiscovered artists around the world.

This site is called NOVICA and it is associated with National Geographic.  I was thrilled to have to chance to select an item for myself and giveaway a $25 Gift Certificate to one lucky person. 

When I looked around NOVICA's site I could believe all the offers in many different price ranges.  The best part is all the items for sale are sourced from around the world.  Each item is handmade and goes through a certification program.  This program guarantees that each product is 100% premium quality.

Novica practices fair trade which means none of the artists are charged any fees for listing their items on the Novica website.  I love that the artists are fully independent and can raise or lower their prices and even remove times from Novica.  So by doing this it adds to the value of both the artisans and the customers.

I know when I searched to find what I wanted to order I used a few different ways to locate the perfect hand crafted item.  I started with Unique Gifts and then went on to Gifts for Mom

And knowing I had a budget on what I could select I finally used the search feature Unique Gifts under $25.  And I found the most amazing handmade bowl I decided to treat myself to.

Look at it!!

It's it beautiful??  I can't wait for it to arrive and the shipping and handling was under $5!

Is is called the Spicy Blue Dip Painted Hand Carved Wood Bowl (Small).  And since the artist can select his or her own price....This beautiful bowl was suppose to be $50.95 but only currently cost 24.99!  I was lucky to get this great deal as there were only 2 more bowls left for order.

The Spicy Blue Dip Hand Carved Wood Bowl highlights the natural grain of palo blanco with its modern design.  The bowl is carved by hand and finished by dipping it in deep blue for a whimsical spot of color.

Feel I need to share a little about the artist who hand crafted my bowl.  His name is Victor Hugo Lopez.

This is some of what I found out from NOVICA about Victor. 

"Developing a new design is like planning for the birth of a baby. I draw, cut the wood, carve it, sand it and take it apart until I have a finished piece that makes me happy."


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19 comments:

  1. I love Novica! Right now I have my eye on the Regal Flora
    Talavera Ceramic Floral Square Serving Platter Hand Made. I have a couple of pieces from this collection--it's just beautiful!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  2. Honey WeavesLeather Accent Cotton Shoulder Bag

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  3. I like the Quartz and unakite beaded necklace, 'Thai Heartbeat'
    (Thailand) by Sasina. It would be a beautiful gift. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  4. I love the Aqua Fantasy mirror!

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  5. I would love the Lily Valley Handmade Alpaca Wool Scarf

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  6. I would love to have the Tranquility Hand Carved Wood Cutting Board

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  7. Love the Aura moonstone necklace

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  8. would love to win because I have jewelry from Novica & it is very high quality, & I'd love to get another pair of earrings from there!

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  9. I think these are beautiful and would look great on my tree and then I could use for window ornaments by Sharad Jain - Holiday DoveHandcrafted Indian Christmas Steel Bird Ornaments (Set of 4) from Novica

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  10. Wow I got lost on that site. Loved looking at all of the unique items! I would love to get the Coins of Earth bracelets for my granddaughters. They look amazing!

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  11. Violet Distinction
    Handcrafted Amethyst Jewelry Sterling Silver Earrings
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  12. I would like to win The Years that Pass By, a Realist Watercolor Painting.

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  13. I like the Alpaca sweater Charisma in mint green.

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  14. I'd like to win because I purchased a gift from them once, but never have gotten anything for myself from there yet....and there is a ring I have my eye on!

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  15. I like the Confetti hand blown pitcher and glasses.

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  16. I would love to win a gift card from Novica so that I could purchase a unique piece of jewelry for myself such as the Color MantraArtisan Crafted 7 Stone Chakra Earrings

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  17. I love their items they sale they have everything

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