Sunday, May 20, 2012


I have a really awesome give-away to share with you...
A line of artistic items sponspored by National Geographic called Novica.
Here's a little bit about it.

"A Nation of artists throughout the world --
a village of carvers in Bali;
a family of ceramists in Brazil who have handed down their craft
from generation to generation;
a farmer in the Andes who hand-weaves alpaca sweaters.

It is a community of artists who have been isolated
for centuries by distance, time, and geography --
isolated from the very community of collectors seeking
their unique, inspired, and undiscovered arts and crafts.

Now, finally, there is a bridge connecting our separate
communities into one worldwide nation --
this is The NOVICA Nation.

A nation of people inspired by the arts and
empowered by the Internet."

I ordered this necklace,  the Brass beaded choker, 'Alive', made in Thailand.

It came in this beautiful box with a story about Chuleekorn, the woman who made it.

I had a hard time choosing.
They have a line of home decor, jewelry and apparel, and paintings.

Here are some of the other jewelry pieces I'd love to own:

I love their mission statement:

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 letting me give-away a $50 gift certificate to one of you!
Leave me a message telling me what you would order, and I'll pick a winner on Friday, May 25th!



mysteryhistorymom said...

Chrissie- That necklace suits you with the striking red and blue- gorgeous! I had such fun looking at the creations on this site. I really love the "Full Moon" pearl cluster earrings! So pretty! THanks for the giveaway! I am hosting a giveaway on my blog, too, so please stop by.:) Lori

Isabel said...

The necklace is gorgeous:O) I love all the jewelry but the cuff i Love because I have small writs and I can adjust it:O)

Mary said...

oh i would so order the necklace you did - it's beautiful, and it's my favorite colors!

i love purchasing things that are handmade and benefit the maker directly.

thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

joeandkris513 said...

I love the Blue Garnet and leather cuff bracelet, 'Koh Samet Blossom'. There are also several leather wrap bracelets that are really tempting. Thanks for the link to this was so much fun looking through!

Svetlana said...

I'd order a leather wrap bracelet. It's just gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy said...

Our family has a music group and the colors we wear to perform are black, white, and blue. The blue is just like that in the bracelet. It'd be fun for me or my daughter!

Katherine said...

I like the Elephant Pride necklace! They've got lots of great stuff!

Readings, Recipes and Rambles said...

What a beautiful site with such lovely items. I love all of the wrap bracelets! My favorite is the "New Midnight Tribal"!!! Thanks for sharing this site and for 'hosting' this giveaway!!:)

Karen said...

I would probably pick one of the lovely jewelry boxes.

Amy Eileen Koester said...

I love the leather wrap bracelet, but on the site there is an oil painting called "Red and Yellow Flowers" that I just need.

Cindy said...

WOW! Fun giveaway! Very cool company, you're right!
I checked out their shop and I love the triple wrap leather bracelet. I think my husband might love one of their leather bracelets too and w/Father's Day coming up, I could gift it to him if I win. :) Thanks for the chance and I LOVE YOUR NECKLACE!

Erin said...

I would probably order one of the batik tops or scarves. So beautiful!

Bunny said...

I really like the Pearl and turquoise dangle earrings, 'Blue Blossom'. I had never heard of NOVICA before. What a great idea.

Unknown said...

I would SO order that blue bead bracelet with the little charms. That make me go twirly! But the necklace that your ordered is absolutely gorg too! Oh what to order????