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.
Novica is a company that is in association with National Geographic that unites consumers with over 2,000 artists around the world. Their website features artists from the Andes, Bali and Java, Brazil, Central America, India, Mexico, Thailand and West Africa. These artists not only share their inspiring stories with their world via their Novica virtual storefronts but they also offer a vast array of unique, handmade gifts. These items include home decor items such as area rugs and tableware, jewelry & apparel such as earrings and handbags and paintings. No matter what your taste, there is surely something you will love at Novica.
Here is a sampling of what they have to offer:
Since summer is among us, I decided to review pair of Amethyst Flower Earrings:
These earrings are absolutely stunning and were designed and created by Nyoman Rena, an artist from Indonesia. They are made of sterling silver with an antique finish and I can see them lasting for years to come. I can't wait to show them off!
Like what you see?
Then enter to win a $30 gift certificate to Novica right here!
Main Entry: You must follow me on Google Friend Connect (right hand side of the page) to enter.
After Following me or continuing to do so, leave a comment letting me know your favorite Novica item! (U.S and Canada Residents Only)
Extra Entries (Leave a separate comment for each):
(1) Subscribe to Young, Free and Frugal via email
(2) Follow me on Twitter (@sarbear3490)
(3) Follow Novica on Twitter (@novica) for three additional entries
(4) Tweet about this giveaway (Upto one time per day) 'Enter to win a $30 Novica Gift Certificate at http://www.youngfreefrugal.blogspot.com @Sarbear3490 @Novica'
(5) "Like" Novica on Facebook for three additional entries
(6) Purchase an item from Novica for ten extra entries! (Please leave ten separate comments)
(7) Blog about this giveaway and link back to my post for ten additional entries
Giveaway ends Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 10:00 PM EST.
The winner will be chosen using random.org, notified via email and must respond within 48 hours.
Thank you and good luck!
Disclosure: Novica provided me with a gift certificate. in exchange for this review. The opinions expressed are my own and were not swayed by the items mentioned above.