I was contacted by people at NOVICA to do a review/giveaway for their artisan jewelry, and was Super excited since I LOVE JEWELRY!
Novica is a company that represents artisans from around the world. An exerpt from their website reads: 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.
|Click on photos to see larger!|
I browsed through the website and looked at the assortment of amethyst dangle earrings, garnet dangle earrings, and amber earrings, silver and gold rings, and assorted necklaces and pendants. In the end, I fell in love with the artist Jantana and her animal inspired pieces. On the website along with her photo, is a story told by Jantana: "My dream is to one day have a jewelry workshop and produce my own designs. My parents are jewelers and created made to order jewelry in our home. Because I've had the opportunity to observe the process and even to help out sometimes, I'd like to continue this family tradition. " I decided to choose my necklace from her elephant collection.
|The booklet tells about the artist and the design. (click to read larger)|
|Here's me, modeling my new necklace.|
|Jantana, the artist - as featured on the Novica website.|
Novica has also provided me with a GIFT CERTIFICATE to give to one reader to purchase an item of your own!
One Lil Family Blog reader will receive a $25 gift certificate to Novica to order any item they'd like.
Here's how to enter.
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This contest will end on March 15, 2012 at 11:59PM EST. No more entries will be accepted after that time. The winners will be chosen at random and announced within a day or two on the blog. The prize will be emailed to the winner within a reasonable amount of time. Please see my disclosure link on the top of the page for fine print.
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*EDITED* The winner is Comment #13 - judy! I am going to email you!