I was recently introduced to a fabulous website called NOVICA, 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. They have thousands of jewelry and home decor items on their website. NOVICA unites you with more than 2,000 extraordinary master artists around the world. You can read about their lives, explore their fascinating cultures, and select from more than 30,000 handcrafted works of art. I am AMAZED at all of the beautiful pieces of art and jewelry that they have available.
I mentioned on Facebook the other day that I had started my Christmas shopping, NOVICA is where I started. I fell in love with so many pieces of their jewelry that I just knew my daughter and niece both had to have a piece and after hours of looking through I finally settled on a piece that fit each of their personalities. It was so hard deciding! There are some GORGEOUS earrings
but ultimately I chose a ring and bracelet
For Erin I settled on the Pearl floral bracelet, ‘Lilac Dream’
by Nareerat from the Trang province, in southern Thailand. Such a talented artisan! I love that each piece comes wrapped in a handmade box, made out of recycled paper. The box is as beautiful as the jewelry! And each piece also comes with a note telling about the Artist and their homeland. It makes such a personal gift.
Trust me when I say that you can spend hours looking through their Home Decor
section as well as their Silver Jewelry
Section. For example, the sculptures…WOW! There is one Artist that I am particularly taken with. His sculptures are amazing as well as very affordable. But the thing that most caught my eye about Armando Ramirez is that they would make perfect gifts for any occasion. Do you need a birthday present for the golfer in your life?
What about an anniversary or wedding gift?
I am telling you, I have absolutely fallen in love with his work.
I think you will too. If not, there are tons of other artists to check out.
NOVICA’s mission is to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, they 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 their philosophy, they want to create a bridge between you and the many talented artisans across the globe.
They want you to know about who you’re buying from. They want you to feel that attachment to the product and to the hands that created it.
NOVICA. The World is Your Market.
Thanks to the great folks at NOVICA one lucky reader is going to win a $50 gift certificate for an item of their choosing!
TO ENTER: Simply leave a comment stating something on the NOVICA site that caught your eye.
All entries must be received by September 17th at 11:59 PM EST.
This giveaway is open to residents of the US only
Winner will be selected via random drawing and will have 3 days to respond to the verification e-mail or another winner will be selected.
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