$100 Giveaway!

I cannot tell you how excited I am about doing this giveaway. I am absolutely obsessed with this company now!!! When I got an email from them asking if I’d like to do a giveaway, I immediately fell in love with the idea of their site, and then proceeded to quite accidentally spend the rest of the afternoon browsing all of their products.

So this is a disclaimer – prepare to be totally enthralled (for the next few hours) when clicking on these links!!!

NOVICA is a fair trade artisan website that works with National Geographic to identify and give artisans around the world a chance to sell their products online – so they serve as a bridge between artisans around the world and the internet, giving them an opportunity to grow in their art and share their art, something that they might have never otherwise been able to do.

What I really fell in love with about their site were the personal touches. On each item you go to, you are introduced to the artist of that product – both in picture and by their personal story. This site allows you to shop as you would if you were locally visiting their village – with access to their products AND the opportunity to get to know them. It’s absolutely a stunning experience!

NOVICA sells many different product lines, including Home Decor (including some amazing clocks, crosses, and hammocks that I fell in love with), Sterling Silver Jewelry, Earrings, and Necklaces.

A lot of the jewelry is made with precious and semi-precious stones, but the prices are much lower than I find in jewelry stores here. In my searches, I fell in love with the Peridot Jewelry, and ordered a necklace and bracelet, both from India.

I was beyond myself with glee when they showed up in these amazing boxes:


And even more excited when I opened them up and found how beautiful they were:



There was a booklet with each piece of jewelry telling about the artist and products used to make it, and a postcard with a handwritten note from the artist:

Luckily for me, someone also translated their note:

The jewelry is of amazing quality, and I am even more thrilled with it because of the fact that by getting it, I was able to support an artisan in a third world country!

If you would like the chance to win a $100 gift certificate to be used for any product on NOVICA’s amazing site, go visit their site and come back and tell me what you might buy with it! I promise – you’ll be AMAZED at what you find!!!

You can earn up to four extra entries if you:

(be sure to leave separate comments for your extra entries.)

Best of luck! This giveaway is open until Monday, July 26th. The winner will be randomly selected and posted on my giveaway winners page on Tuesday, July 27th.

Disclosure: I received a gift certificate that partially paid for the products that I ordered from NOVICA so that I could review their site. This did not affect my opinions in this post – they are, as always, my own.

Leave your comment below!


  1. I'd get the Red Sunflower Fan Mirror. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

  2. Aisling says:

    I really like the Sterling silver pendant necklace, 'Morning Star'.

  3. rsbryswrrl says:

    I'd love to get something for my kitchen, like maybe the brown glass pitcher.

    rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

  4. i'm kind of obsessed with this bracelet: Sterling silver cuff bracelet, 'Soul's Beginning'. if i won, i would get that and maybe a matching pair of earrings. thx for the giveaway!

  5. i follow @novica on twitter. i'm @moanasweeps.

  6. i'm following you on twitter. i'm @moanasweeps.

  7. i'm subbed to your blog via RSS feed.

  8. i tweeted about your giveaway:

  9. Mimi the kitten says:

    I would LOVE their Celadon ceramic statuettes, 'Good Luck Cats' (pair).

  10. Mimi the kitten says:

    Following Novica on Twitter (@ThatKittenMimi) AND Facebook (Angela Townsend).

  11. Mimi the kitten says:

    Subscribed to your RSS feed.

  12. Mimi the kitten says:

    Following you on Twitter (@ThatKittenMimi).

  13. I like the amethyst cocktail ring Five reasons!

  14. Wendy Lou says:


  15. blueeyeleo says:

    I like the Nazca Monkey Necklace
    They have so many nice things and very unique


  16. blueeyeleo says:

    I follow novica on facebook (sonya.allstun)


  17. blueeyeleo says:

    i follow novica on twitter username blueeyeleo


  18. blueeyeleo says:

    i follow you on facebook (sonya.allstun)


  19. blueeyeleo says:

    i follow you on twitter username blueeyeleo


  20. If I were the lucky winner, I'd pick the Auto part sculpture, 'Lion Majesty'. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

  21. I tweeted about your giveaway: codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

  22. I follow NOVICA on twitter un:codisweepstakes & facebook un:codipayne codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

  23. I'm a fan of you via Facebook. un:codipayne codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

  24. I follow you via Google Friend Connect / Blogger codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

  25. LittleEagle says:

    I would loke to get the iron sculpture "Seed of Hope"

    sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

  26. Anonymous says:

    I would like the Cotton tote bag, 'Bihar Dreams'..great website!!

  27. crazyred61 at
    Mirror, 'Red Cajamarca Warmth' is beautiful

  28. I'd love to get several home decor items like the Midnight Vineyard brass vase…on sale now!

  29. I like NOVICA on Facebook!

  30. I really like the Malachite long beaded necklace, 'Cool Moss'

  31. following NOVICA on twitter at rosidentevil

  32. Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

  33. following you on twitter at rosidentevil

  34. SolDucky says:

    I love the cobalt dreams set of 6 tumblers!

  35. SolDucky says:

    Novica Twitter follower Duckybunny

  36. SolDucky says:

    Your Twitter follower Duckybunny

  37. I like the origami constellation mobile

  38. thatlittlehouse says:

    I'd love to have the Andean Patchwork Ceramic vase

    nblexp at gmail dot com

  39. thatlittlehouse says:

    I follow you on twitter

    nblexp at gmail dot com

  40. thatlittlehouse says:

    I follow Novica on twitter


    nblexp at gmail dot com

  41. Kathy S says:

    I would get the Chalcedony Pendant Necklace "Floral Delight." It's so beautiful!

  42. paula michele says:

    I like the Leather shoulder bag, 'Weathered in Wild Brown'


  43. paula michele says:

    Follower through Google Friend Connect.

  44. paula michele says:

    I follow you on Twitter- ksh123

  45. I'd love the get the Blue topaz pendant necklace, 'Purity'.

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

  46. I follow Novica on Twitter – @kaleidoscopeq

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

  47. I follow you on Twitter – @kaleidoscopeq

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

  48. Hotsnotty2 says:

    I love the Cotton sundress, 'Rose Elegance', thanks!

  49. I would like the auto part chess set for my son, and the brass tic, tac, toe and wood box and dominoes for my granddaughter.

  50. Linda Kish says:

    I like the Morning Glory cotton blouse

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  51. Danielle says:

    Mobile, 'Ocean Mysteries' windchime its very beautiful and what i would buy.

    waitressdani (at) hotmail (dot) com

  52. I think that I'd buy the Leather travel bag, 'Passage of Time'

  53. I follow via GFC

  54. kakihara says:

    I've ordered from them several times and always been thrilled–I've had my eye on the soapstone vase moonlight paradise.

  55. i would get Aventurine and onyx beaded necklace, 'Bold India'

  56. idahomom says:

    Teak Jewelry box, 'Lilies'
    is nice.

  57. idahomom says:
  58. idahomom says:

    idahomom7 is following novica on twitter

  59. idahomom says:

    Kathy N Scott likes Novica on facebook.

  60. novica twitter follower

  61. twitter follower

  62. blog follower

  63. Erica C. says:

    I like the Liquid Confetti Tumblers.

  64. I like the secret garden hand bag.

    pandahugger at gmail dot com

  65. Barbarawr says:

    I like the Wind chimes, 'Moon and Stars'

  66. Barbarawr says:
  67. Barbarawr says:

    I Follow NOVICA on Twitter – bsw529

  68. Barbarawr says:

    I follow you on twitter – bsw529

  69. Barbarawr says:

    I subscribe with google reader

  70. Meet the Browns says:

    I like the reverse painted mirrors!


  71. Meet the Browns says:

    I follow on Google :)


  72. For weddings showers or just as birthday gifts side street studio has over 300 local artists (potteyr, jewellery, glass art, salad bowls textiles & more) over 2000 pages at
    It can make a change to buy well made local work at great prices!

  73. Valancia says:

    Bronze sculpture dancing couple.

  74. Valancia says:

    Following you on Twitter id- skyxsky27

  75. susan1215 says:

    Wood and leather jewelry box, 'Antique Green'

  76. susan1215 says:
  77. susan1215 says:

    follow you via GFC

  78. susan1215 says:

    follow you via twitter susan1215

  79. susan1215 says:

    I like you on facebook Susan Smith

  80. susan1215 says:

    follow Novica via twitter susan1215

  81. susan1215 says:

    Novica facebook fan Susan Smith

  82. Would love to win !

  83. Pamela S says:

    I like these beautiful plates, “Celadon ceramic plates, ‘Orchids’ (set of 4)” Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

  84. I might very well buy the Leather shadow puppet, 'Ganesha, Lord of Knowledge'

  85. I would get the Cotton wraparound dress, 'Scarlet Dreams'

  86. I follow via GFC

  87. I follow Novica on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

  88. I follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

  89. Pamela S says:

    Follower GFC Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

  90. love the 100% Alpaca wool cardigan, 'Winter Swing'

  91. I like the Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Moonbeams' as well as several others. Thanks for the contest.

  92. FB like Novica: Slehan

  93. FB like you: Slehan

  94. CarrieAnn13 says:

    Wood sculpture, 'We Are One Family'

    by Mac Raymonds Wood Works

  95. Chrystal says:

    I would buy the Sterling silver pendant, 'Fleur-de-Lis Cross'.

    chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

  96. brianpiero says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we've got our eye on the 'Flowery Turtle' Wood chess set @ NOVICA.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  97. Chrystal says:

    Follow you on Twitter- @chryskay

    chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

  98. Chrystal says:

    Follow Novica on Twitter- @chryskay

    chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

  99. brianpiero says:

    Follow NOVICA on Twitter: @brianpiero

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  100. brianpiero says:

    Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  101. brianpiero says:


    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  102. Jennifer Neal says:

    I love the 'stars' mirror!

  103. Jinxy and Me says:

    I would get the Mirrors, 'Blossoming Harvest' (set of 6)

  104. Jinxy and Me says:

    I'm following Novica on Twitter (I'm @ThriftyJinxy).

  105. Jinxy and Me says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  106. Sarah Z says:

    Love the Sterling silver cuff bracelet, 'Trio'!
    Thanks – Sarah Z
    believedreamcourage (at)

  107. Sarah Z says:

    Follower on GFC!
    Thanks – Sarah Z
    believedreamcourage (at)

  108. ms-texas says:

    I really like the
    Cotton clutch bag, 'Cat's Paradise'


  109. ms-texas says:

    i tweeted about the giveaway


  110. Heather says:

    I love the Blue topaz solitaire ring, 'Enchanted Bali.' It's over $100, but that's okay by me!

  111. ms-texas says:

    following @Novica on twitter



  112. Heather says:

    I follow NOVICA on Twitter – choochoo428

  113. Heather says:

    I follow you on Twitter – choochoo428

  114. ms-texas says:

    following this blog


  115. ms-texas says:

    following you on twitter @bellows22


  116. barblong says:

    One item I might buy is the
    Hammock, 'Tropical Passion' (large deluxe).

  117. I love the Pearl cluster ring, 'Black Mum'.

  118. Anonymous says:

    I really like the Aluminum Tray in the Mexican Bouquet pattern

  119. Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster says:

    Novica is hands down my favorite place to shop. I have a wish list a mile long! Many of my favorites items are jewelry created by designers/artisans from Thailand. I would buy 2 or 3 long time favorites with this generous GC!

  120. Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster says:

    Follower via GFC

  121. Cotton dress, 'Romance'

  122. I love all of their beautiful jewelry and have one necklace already! I would love this…Pearl and lapis pendant necklace, ‘Ocean Moods’ ! Thanks! ♥

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