Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Giveaway - $75 NOVICA.com Shopping Spree!!

NOVICA


NOVICA.com is a thrilling site that I discovered a couple of months ago, and I have been totally obsessed with them ever since.

They partner with National Geographic and act as a liaison between international artisans and the online world. They offer three different categories of art - Home Decor, Handmade Jewelry, and Paintings.

On each product that you look at, you will find a photo of the artisan and their story. It is so amazing to get to experience their stories in this way!

I personally love their jewelry offerings, and often find myself totally lost in browsing all of the options. All of their jewelry comes in regionally-specific and very exquisite jewelry boxes,

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many are made with precious and semi-precious stones,

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And they come with a hand-written note from the artisan group from that country:

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I have been so happy with all of my purchases, and am constantly amazed by all of their personal touches and the quality of their jewelry!

If you would like the chance to win a $75 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.

You can earn up to four extra entries if you:

  • Tweet, blog, OR Facebook about this giveaway
  • Follow NOVICA on Twitter or Facebook
  • Subscribe to OR Follow the Alabama Bloggers Blog
  • Follow Alabama Bloggers on Twitter

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

Best of luck! This giveaway is open until Monday, September 13th. The winner will be randomly selected and posted on Tuesday, September 14th.


Disclosure: I received a gift certificate that partially paid for the products that I ordered from NOVICA so that I could review their site. But I have bought other products from them on my own and absolutely love them. My opinions are, as always, my own.

181 comments:

Mama Hen said...

Can I have one of each? :)

I really liked all the ameythist jewlery. So pretty. I would probably choose one of those pieces.

Mama Hen said...

I follow AL Bloggers.

Ellen said...

Hi, I was bloghopping and found your giveaway. I love the Novica site and especially their handbags from Thailand! Your picks were beautiful, too. I'd be happy to enter your giveaway - thanks!

Cheri said...

I would probably choose some jewelry in silver or maybe a small chest for decorating. Hmmm....

Cheri said...

I follow Alabama bloggers.

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! If I win, I'd choose
Hemp and cotton shoulder bag, 'Lanna Patchwork'.

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following NOVICA on twitter (@fisiwoman)

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Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following NOVICA on FB (Ana Belén R M)

Ana Belén R.M
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Spain

fisiwoman said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/22639243865

Ana Belén R.M
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Spain

fisiwoman said...

Post it on FB: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000825276857&v=wall&story_fbid=148759241810893

Ana Belén R.M
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Spain

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Elaine said...

I like the floral star bracelet.

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meeyeehere said...

Cotton handbag, 'Quiet Forest' hand bag would be what I would love to have!!!!!Thanks!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

I follow Novica on twitter@meeyeehere
and Facebook Rachel Carter Crisman
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meeyeehere said...

I follow you on blogger
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meeyeehere said...

I follow you on twitter@meeyeehere

Jackamo said...

Love Novica! Would probably buy some awesome jewelry or some of the amazing purses.

Jackamo said...

I follow Novica on FB.

Jackamo said...

Posting about the giveaway on FB too!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I love it all. I would LOVE the Decoupage cross, 'Guadalupe, Queen of Heaven'...so me. Id wear it! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=154413
BUt I saw MUCH I would want to buy.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I follow Alabama bloggers

SolDucky said...

I love the cobalt blue glass tumblers!

SolDucky said...

Novica Twitter follower duckybunny

SolDucky said...

Your Twitter follower duckybunny

SolDucky said...

I am following your blog!

Denise S. said...

I like the Cedar and Leather Chest 'colonial cache.'
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Denise S. said...

I follow Alabama Bloggers on Twitter: lazybones344

Denise S. said...

I follow Novica on Twitter: lazybones344

Denise S. said...

I follow on Blogger
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Callina said...

If I won the prize, I would spend it on a Sterling silver filigree necklace ('Sanctuary') by Wayan Asmana. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Callina said...

I follow Novica on Twitter (ID @CKhalaj) and Facebook (catalina khalaj).

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Callina said...

I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect (Callina).

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Callina said...

I follow Alabama Bloggers on Twitter (ID @CKhalaj).

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abfantom said...

I really like to get Novica's Amber cuff bracelet, 'Golden World'

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abfantom said...

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Lucky's Luna said...

I think I would get Men's opal ring, 'Loyal Love' for my boyfriend!
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=166146

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Lucky's Luna said...

I follow Novica on twitter as @luckysluna.

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Lucky's Luna said...

I follow you on twitter as @luckysluna.

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Lucky's Luna said...

I follow you via blogger!

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Abbie the Basket Hound and Humans said...

I follow NOVICA on Twitter

Abbie the Basket Hound and Humans said...

I follow Alabama BLoggers on Twitter and Facebook!

Abbie the Basket Hound and Humans said...

I stalk...errrr I mean I follow the Alabama Bloggers page.

Abbie the Basket Hound and Humans said...

I tweeted about this give-a-way like a little bird!

Joy said...

Cotton clutch bag, 'Cat's Paradise' is beautiful.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

love the blue cobalt pitcher

Nicole C. said...

I love the Lapis and pearl pendant bracelet, 'India Sky'.

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Sharon Harmon said...

I would buy the beautiful and unique Chest, 'Red Secretaire'.
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Sharon Harmon said...

Liked Novica on Facebook.
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The Sunshyn said...

I might get the Cotton tunic, 'Floral Flair' if I won. http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=171636

The Sunshyn said...

I follow NOVICA on both Facebook and Twitter

The Sunshyn said...

I'm following the Alabama Bloggers blog

The Sunshyn said...

I follow you on twitter (The_Sunshyn)

h. mcnaron said...

I love their maracas! The ones with the star pattern are the best.

thanks

hmcnaron at gmail

McKim said...

I like the Quartz and lapis lazuli beaded bracelet, 'Blue Night'.
kimkmc@yahoo.com

Joy said...

Moonstone anklet, 'Moon Dancer'
magic5905@embarqmail.com

Lim said...

I'd probaly get one of Charly's parachute hammocks.

llinda29 said...

I will buy Silver dangle earrings, 'Sweet Sonnet'

mogrill said...

I love the Ghanaian wood mask, 'Dagomba Zebra
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

mickeyfan said...

Love the Touch the Earth ring.

erin m. said...

Their Bamboo boxes, 'Treasured Gifts' (set of 3) caught my eye for the living room!
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erin m. said...

Following @NOVICA via Twitter.
(erinxduh)
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erin m. said...

Following @AlabamaBloggers via Twitter.
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erin m. said...

LIKE NOVICA on Facebook
name:Erin M.
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erin m. said...

Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
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erin m. said...

Subscribed to the blog RSS feed.
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jlafount said...

Wood sculpture, 'Kitty Meditates'

sweepmom said...

I would get the Leather and cotton batik handbag, 'Tropical Paradise'.

CJ said...

I really love this dress!

http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=168699

Jessica said...

I like the Eggshell mosaic tissue box, 'Storm'
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Jessica said...

I follow NOVICA on twitter (@jjak2003)
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Jessica said...

I follow through google friend connect
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Jessica said...

I follow Alabama Bloggers on twitter (@jjak2003)
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sweetsue said...

If I won, I might get the Cedar and leather tray, 'Inca'. It is so beautiful!
smchester at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I follow Novica on twitter as ptowngirl.
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sweetsue said...

I am following AlabamaBloggers on twitter as ptowngirl.
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Aisling said...

I love the jewelry at Novice. One of my favorite pieces is the Blue topaz and citrine necklace, 'Graceful Petals'.

Bacallsmom said...

If I won, I might get these earrings: http://jewelry.novica.com/newarrivals/moonstone-dangle-earrings-sweet-sugar-cakes/173526/

bbentry [at] aol [dot] com

Bacallsmom said...

Following NOVICA on Twitter (@kailua67)

Dani said...

Silk and wool shawl, 'Magic Colors' is what i would probably buy

waitressdani (at) hotmail (dot com)

one frugal lady said...

I would get my husband one of their awesome hammocks!
onecheapaldy@yahoo.com

Julieh said...

I might get the Blue topaz solitaire ring, 'Enchanted Bali'. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

terri142 said...

I would love to get the Sterling silver anklet, 'Verdant Moon'.

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terri142 said...

tweet!

http://twitter.com/terri142/status/24186336105

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terri142 said...

I follow Novica on twitter(terri142).

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terri142 said...

I follow Alabama Bloggers on twitter.(terri142)

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sammi1 said...

I would buy the beaded rattan basket called ocean thunder. beautiful
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EMAIL ewalsh40@gmail.com said...

I love this jewelry box.

http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=150025

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EMAIL ewalsh40@gmail.com said...

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Chisum's Crew said...

I like the Amethyst solitaire ring, 'Essential' by Sandra and Lily. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Alice said...

love the Onyx link necklace, 'At Midnight'

momznite said...

The Art glass vase, 'Aquamarine Ice' is one of the tempting ways I could spend the gift certificate.
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codi said...

If I were the lucky winner, I'd pick the Silk batik shawl, 'Peacock Elegance'. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

codi said...

I tweeted about your giveaway: http://twitter.com/codisweepstakes/status/24262146800 codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

codi said...

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Crystal said...

I think that the Cotton blouse, 'Smart Chic' is pretty..very Greek!

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clynsg said...

I like the Alpaca wool sweater 'Charisma'.

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Jenn S. said...

I might get something like the Cotton table runner, 'Maya Kites'. So pretty.
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clynsg said...

Follower via GFC. Widget didn't load, so signed up through top banner, which I have found sometimes does not actually work correctly--have had to re-sign up for other sites sometimes.

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katfam95 said...

I love this Wisteria Garland Amethyst bracelet.

http://jewelry.novica.com/bracelets/beaded/amethyst/amethyst-beaded-bracelet-wisteria-garland/171914/

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Claire said...

I like the Topaz solitaire ring, 'Blue Island'.

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

rah267 said...

higgs.rachel @ gmail.com
I like hammock glowing sapphire

Lynda Del. said...

I really like the Caramel agate pendant necklace, 'Sublime'.
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Lynda Del. said...

I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/09/novica-gift-certificate-giveaway_12.html

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Lynda Del. said...

I follow NOVICA on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda
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Lynda Del. said...

I “LIKE” NOVICA on Facebook! ID: Lynda Castillo
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Lynda Del. said...

I’m following you publicly via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074
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Lynda Del. said...

I tweeted
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Mimi the kitten said...

I'd love the Ceramic statuette, 'Cat of Hope'.

Mimi the kitten said...

I follow Alabama Bloggers in Google Friend Connect.

Mimi the kitten said...

I follow Novica in Twitter (@ThatKittenMimi).

Mimi the kitten said...

I follow Novica in Facebook (Angela Townsend).

Mimi the kitten said...

I follow AL Bloggers in Twitter (@ThatKittenMimi).

Debbie C said...

I would like to have the Silver filigree dangle earrings, 'Dragonfly' from Novica.

Debbie C said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/DchrisG3/status/24346483170

Debbie C said...

I Follow NOVICA on Twitter. @dchrisg3

Jinxy and Me said...

I like the Mirror, 'Poetry' by Marcos Luzalde

Jinxy and Me said...

I like Novica on Facebook.

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following you on Twitter (I'm @LuckyJinxy).

Kathy S said...

I'd get the "Amethyst Filigree Earrings, True Love" from the Andes. So delicate and pretty!
kateswen(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer R said...

I really like the Onyx and amethyst dangle earrings, 'Genie'

tallcapp said...

I would use the Novica gift card for the Zapotec wool rug, 'Dusk' (2x3.5).

Amanda S. said...

I love the Lacquered wood box, 'Elegance'. Thanks!

Erica C. said...

I like the Liquid Confetti Tumblers.

Jennifer Neal said...

I love the 'stars' mirror!

shiloh said...

I like the Timeless Lotus tea set.

kakihara said...

I want the soapstone vase moonlight jasmine--thanks for the chance to win!
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Tracey said...

I'd like to have the Citrine wrap bracelet, 'Garland'.
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susan said...

Quiet Forest is the bag I would choose. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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Jodi said...

I love the Palm leaf painting, 'Good Over Evil'

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loni said...

I would like to get the Leather travel bag, 'Brazil in Dark Brown' (medium)

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loni said...

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Ardy22 said...

I would get their Wood sculpture, 'Hold the World Gently II'

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Deb S. said...

I might buy the 'Verdant Sonata' Hammock.

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Deb S. said...

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Deb S. said...

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Hotsnotty2 said...

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

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Valancia said...

Bronze sculpture dancing couple.

Valancia said...

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susan1215 said...

Wood and leather jewelry box, 'Antique Tan'

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susan1215 said...

Following NOVICA on twitter susan1215

susan1215 said...

Like NOVICA on facebook Susan Smith

susan1215 said...

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susan1215 said...

follow via GFC

AEKZ2 said...

I'd like to buy the Beaded silk tunic, 'Ruby Jaipur Princess'

AEKZ2 said...

I like Novica on FB

Anonymous said...

Erin T

The cherished amethyst locket

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Chip said...

I would love the 'Mary With the Child' picture.
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Chip said...

Follow you on Twitter.
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Chip said...

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kimbly said...

I love the Leather shoulder bag, 'Urban Legend'

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Heather said...

I'd have to spend a little extra for the Blue topaz solitaire ring, 'Enchanted Bali,' but that's fine with me!

Emmy Coffee said...

I really like the Onyx heart necklace: 'Precious Love'

Leslie said...

I would love to buy the emerald jaipur princess tunic.

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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we would love a "Wood chess set, 'Winning Strategy' (large)" from NOVICA !

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brianpiero said...

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brianpiero said...

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brianpiero said...

GFC Follower: Brian E.

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gnwg said...

I might put it towards these pretty cobalt glasses.
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=14341
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Breanne said...

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

Breanne said...

I follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

Breanne said...

I follow Novica on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

I LOVE Novica - it's hands down my most favorite place in the world to shop! And I have a Wish List that's a mile long.

Composing maybe HALF of my Wish List are the exquisite designs of five Thai women: Nareerat, Anusara, Sasina, Danai and Busarin. They are all marvelous jewelry designers and artisans.

One piece I've been eyeing for a long time is "Pearl and Rose Quartz Beaded Necklace, 'Cloudfall'" by Sasina. It is breathtaking - and with such an exceptionally generous GC as this I could actually afford it!

jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

I Follow/LIKE Novica on Facebook

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Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

Public Follower of Alabama Bloggers.

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Atreau said...

I would buy the Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Evening Dew'

by Jantana.

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Gianna said...

Cotton dress, 'Romance'

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