May 1, 2011

Novica Review and Giveaway CLOSED

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.


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.

148 comments:

  1. I follow on gfc. Thanks for the chance.

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  2. I am following your blog publically on Google Friend Connect. GFC ID: dod.

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  3. My favourite Novica item is the Auto Part Sculpture, 'Fisherman's Luck', Product ID: 170180

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  5. I am following you on Twitter. My Twitter ID is @bullittmilner.

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  6. I am following Novica on Twitter.

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  11. I am a fan of Novica on Facebook.

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  12. GFC follower

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  13. Love the Natural orchid dangle earrings, 'Twilight'

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  25. I follow on gfc and my favorite item is the Blue chalcedony dangle earrings, 'Hindu Harmony'.

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  26. I like Novica on Facebook #1.

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  29. I like Pearl and amethyst strand necklace, 'Tropical Elite'
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  30. I really like the Garnet drop earrings called 'Light as a Feather'

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  31. I'm a twitter follower (@emmycoffee)

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  32. I'm following Novica on Twitter (@emmycoffee) 1

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  35. I like Novica on Facebook (@emmy coffee) 1

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  37. I like Novica on Facebook (@emmy coffee) 3

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  38. I'm a GFC follower :) I like the Liquid Confetti Tumblers.

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  39. I am following on GFC as Anne-Marie T.
    I love the Murano handblown vase, 'Jade and Amber Power'


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  40. Following you on Twitter (amt946)

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  41. Following Novica on Twitter (@amt946) #1

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  44. Likef Novica on Facebook (Anne-Marie T) #1

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  46. Liked Novica on Facebook (Anne-Marie T) #3

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  47. Tweeted (@amt946)
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  48. I am subscribed to emails using news(at)telus(dot)net

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  49. My fave is Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Empathy'


    by Aoy
    (Thailand)

    $29.95

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  50. Tweeted (@amt946)
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  51. I am a GFC follower.
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  53. I follow and I like the Licorice Chic Cotton Blouse.
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  54. I follow you on twitter: @lazybones344

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  55. I follow Novica on twitter #1
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  60. I love the Pearl and kyanite beaded bracelet, 'Sky Goddess'! It is so pretty!



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  61. Follower via Twitter (texaswitchtwin)

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  62. Following Novica on Twitter (texaswitchtwin)

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  63. Tweeted (@amt946)
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  64. I like the red sunflower fan mirror.I follow via gfc (julieh) honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  65. I follow on GFC. I would love the Silk batik shawl, 'Festive Flowers'!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

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  66. I follow you on GFC, I would buy the the Poppies Soapstone Jewelry Box. So pretty! (leigh bra AT gmail)

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  67. I follow Novica on Twitter as @Leighbra #1 (leigh bra AT gmail)

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  68. I follow Novica on Twitter as @Leighbra #2 (leigh bra AT gmail)

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  70. I like Novica on FB (they have fun FB giveaways!) #1 (leigh bra AT gmail)

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  73. I bought these for my SIL for her birthday coming up, she has the tea pot to match :) They're on the mother's day sale! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=74235 #1 (leig hbra AT gmail)

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  74. I bought these for my SIL for her birthday coming up, she has the tea pot to match :) They're on the mother's day sale! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=74235 #2 (leig hbra AT gmail)

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  75. I bought these for my SIL for her birthday coming up, she has the tea pot to match :) They're on the mother's day sale! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=74235 #3 (leig hbra AT gmail)

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  76. I bought these for my SIL for her birthday coming up, she has the tea pot to match :) They're on the mother's day sale! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=74235 #4 (leig hbra AT gmail)

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  77. I bought these for my SIL for her birthday coming up, she has the tea pot to match :) They're on the mother's day sale! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=74235 #5 (leig hbra AT gmail)

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  78. I bought these for my SIL for her birthday coming up, she has the tea pot to match :) They're on the mother's day sale! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=74235 #6 (leig hbra AT gmail)

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  79. I bought these for my SIL for her birthday coming up, she has the tea pot to match :) They're on the mother's day sale! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=74235 #7 (leig hbra AT gmail)

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  80. I bought these for my SIL for her birthday coming up, she has the tea pot to match :) They're on the mother's day sale! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=74235 #8 (leig hbra AT gmail)

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  81. I bought these for my SIL for her birthday coming up, she has the tea pot to match :) They're on the mother's day sale! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=74235 #9 (leig hbra AT gmail)

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  82. I bought these for my SIL for her birthday coming up, she has the tea pot to match :) They're on the mother's day sale! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=74235 #10

    Don't you love how they wrap the items you buy? Every time I order from them, I know that the item will arrive beautifully & whimsically wrapped. I love it. I also love supporting these artists. So glad I stumbled upon your blog, I'm going to enjoy getting to know you :)
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  85. i purchased 'Cosmopolitan Earth' on 4/15/11
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  100. I follow on GFC. I like the Wisteria Garland Amethyst Bracelet.

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  101. Tweeted (@amt946)
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  102. Follower on GFC!
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  103. Like Novica on FB - SJAlbers #1
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  106. GFC follower: Atreau.

    I love the Silver half hoop earrings, 'Ladybug Charm'.

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  107. follow gfc, ardy22

    My fav item is their Pearl and onyx double strand necklace, 'Midnight Dreams'

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  108. subscribe via email
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  109. follow you twitter
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  110. liked them fb 1
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  127. I follow on Google Friend Connect. My favorite is Silver cocktail ring, 'Hill Tribe Riddle'

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  128. I am Public Follower via GFC

    Since I currently have over 270 items on my Novica Wish List - choosing just one favorite is like, impossibe! But I can name my (current) top two favorite favorites:

    Wood Sculpture,'Buddha's Golden Greeting Hand'
    by Ning Charoensn (Thailand)
    and/or
    Pearl & Tigers Eye Jewelry Set "Exuberant Gold" by Anusara (also of Thailand)

    These would fall in the category "when money is no object" - I DO have several dozen (or more) items that cost under $30! Novica is for everyone in every price range.

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  129. gfc follower. I like the Pearl Dangle Earring Night Queens
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  130. email subscriber
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  131. like Novica on fb 1
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  132. like novica on fb 2
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  133. like novica on fb 3
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  134. Already a confirmed email subscriber
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  135. I already LIKE Novica on Facebook #1
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  136. I already LIKE Novica on Facebook #2
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  137. I already LIKE Novica on Facebook #3
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