1/28/12

Review - Novica worldwide artisans

Have you discovered Novica yet? It's an amazing website, created in association with National Geographic, that works with thousands of artisans all over the world. Novica displays these artisans' beautiful creations on their website, along with their stories, giving them a place to sell their wares. I think it's a wonderful concept! Their creations include jewelry, home decor, paintings, and so much more!
I chose one of their wrap bracelets, called Butterfly Bloom, made with Garnet and Rose Quartz, by the artisan Busarin who lives in Thailand. It shipped to me from Thailand and arrived in a beautiful gift box, the bracelet hugging a pillow, with a little card telling me a bit about Busarin. What a lovely gift idea!
The attention to detail in this bracelet is amazing. The butterfly is just gorgeous and I love the colors. The beads are hand-threaded on wire threads and wraps around the wrist for a custom fit. It was really hard to decide what to order with my gift code because they have some beautiful silk scarves I really liked too. I'm so happy I chose this one though. It's perfect for upcoming Spring fashions!
Novica also has a new program called Novica Live where you can register as a Sales Consultant and show these creations to your friends at home parties. The Novica Live package includes everything you'd need to get started. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, you can find it on the Novica website. Be sure and tell them you heard about it on Planet Weidknecht!
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
THE GIVEAWAY
You know I love to reward my readers with giveaways, just because I think you're awesome. I've got a Gift Code for $37.50 that I'm going to give to a Planet Weidknecht follower, who is at least 18 years old, and has a US address. To enter just fill out the Rafflecopter form below before midnight EST on February 2, 2012. Only the first entry is mandatory; all other entries are bonus entries to increase your chances to win. Good luck my friends!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

108 comments:

  1. I'd go for the blue lily plate on the last page of tableware. I'd actually go for just about anything in that section or in glassware. Wow! Great stuff!

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  2. I LOVE THAT SITE. I SAW SO MANY ITEMS I LOVE IT'S HARD, AND TWICE AS HARD TO REMEMBER THE NAME. I LOVED THE "INKA DANGLING EAR RINGS". BUT I LOVED A LOT MORE. TOO PRICEY FOR ME. BUT WHO KNOWS THEIR WAS ONE PAIR I FOUND FOR $29.95. MAYBE....:)

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  3. I'll go for the birthstone Pearl and carnelian cluster earrings, 'Happiness'...I love handmade jewelries as I use to make them before...

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  4. Useing the 7 dollar off code I found on the companys site I would get the Wool handba Casual Stripes! Thanks for the giveaway for a good cause too:)

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  5. I really like the Leather wristband bracelet with Moon balloons at http://jewelry.novica.com/leather/under-$50/leather-wristband-bracelet-moon-balloons/174071/

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  6. I would love to get my husband their black onyx chess set! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters
    Bored2quickly@hotmail.com

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  7. They have some great jewelry. I would have to go with a pair of earrings. Christy E.

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  8. I would get some jewlery, but I can't decide what, for my friend's birthday. There's some great stuff.

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  9. An Andean Wool Rug

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  10. The site was down for maintenance, but I've been there before. I would love to get a mask, possibly from South Africa.

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  11. I love Black chalcedony and pearl pendant necklace, 'In Dreams'.

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  12. Marble mosaic photo frame, 'Mountain Trail' (5x7); so much beautiful stuff!

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  13. These elephant earrings:
    http://jewelry.novica.com/animal-themed/garnet-dangle-earrings-elephant-glitz/185934/

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  14. I'm pretty sure I'd be getting the men's ring called Structures.

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  15. I love the Iron and recycled glass coat hooks, 'Blue Revival'! So pretty!

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  16. I would buy the Bamboo chenille shoulder bag, 'Magic Forest'

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  17. I would buy the Pearl and quartz flower necklace 'Floral Moon'

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  18. I would probably get the Carnelian and crystal choker, 'Floral Tears'--it's my eldest niece's birthstone and so pretty and elegant for something like prom!

    Thanks,
    Jayme
    jaymee76 at gmail dot com

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  19. I like the Ceramic condiment set, 'Coriander Frogs'. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. The Beaded Floral Hearts ornaments
    t_freckleton at yahoo dot com

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  21. I like the Silver flower ring, 'White Rose'

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  22. Mary Calabrese1/29/12, 3:58 PM

    I like the silver heart necklace.

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  23. I like the Cotton handbag, 'Plum Abstractions'.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

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  24. I like the med greed ginger jar

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  25. I like the Garnet dangle earrings, 'Heart of Peace'.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  26. I might buy the Cotton scarf, 'Guatemala Turquoise'.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I would buy the Imperial Art onyx earrings
    805chick7 at gmail dot com

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  28. I like the Cotton robe, 'White Chocolate'

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  29. I like the Rose quartz pendant necklace, 'Butterfly Secrets' also by Busarin. She makes a lot of pretty things and I would have a hard time choosing.

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  30. not sure but I may get the Pearl dangle earrings, 'Taxco Pinwheels' so pretty

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  31. I love the Garnet pendant necklace, 'Star of Love'

    renfie.fields(at)gmail.com

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  32. I really like the Soapstone bookends, 'Owl Wisdom' (pair). Email in profile.

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  33. I like the peridot constellation ring.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  34. I LOVE THIS
    http://jewelry.novica.com/newarrivals/gold-plated-heart-ring-much-love/189438/

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  35. I would get the Carnelian floral earrings, 'Mystic Daisy'
    http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=147669

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  36. I would love to get Cotton handbag, 'Tribal Tradition'

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  37. Pearl drop earrings, 'Lilac Odyssey'

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  38. I like the Liquid Confetti Tumblers.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I like the snow queen pearl dangle earrings.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  40. I love the Silver and Turquoise Imagine ring! Thanks!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  41. silver heart necklace
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. the "song of the sky" bracelet

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  43. Batik robe, 'Bali Meadow'
    by Viktoria

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  44. I like the Wisteria Garland Amethyst Bracelet.

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  45. Chinese checkers 'colorful contrast' set
    mannasweeps (At) gmail DOT com

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  46. Love the Trendy Blue Andes top!

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  47. Iron and glass candleholder, 'Solar Wind'

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  48. Onyx and Garnet Y necklace is beautiful!

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  49. Cotton dress, 'Morning Mist'.

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  50. i might get the Obsidian drop earrings, 'Eye of the Night'
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  51. I like the Cotton batik robe, 'Red Floral Kimono'
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  52. I love the selection of hammocks!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  53. I might get the Wood box and game set, 'Lady Luck'
    Thanks!

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  54. I would LIKE to get the Sterling silver filigree earrings, 'Tendrils'
    heartnsoulcooking at gmail dot com

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  55. might get their Wood sculpture, 'Eternity of Love'


    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  56. Jeanette Mays1/31/12, 9:15 PM

    I might get the Wood labyrinth, 'Dexterity Challenge' game. I love puzzle type things, and this sounds like something I would enjoy. Thank you for the chance.

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  57. I like the wisteria garland amethyst bracelet. Beautiful site.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  58. the Glass pitcher, 'Cobalt Charm' :)

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  59. Elizabeth Owens1/31/12, 10:24 PM

    If I won, I would for sure pick the Silk batik scarf, 'Pink Fantasy' Thanks for this giveaway!

    elizzzzzabeth@yahoo.com

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  60. buddha in nature sculpture

    rareblackbird@hotmail.com

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  61. Laura Jacobson2/1/12, 1:54 AM

    I love the Ceramic jewelry box, 'Honored Turtle'
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  62. I would get the pearl earrings for my daughter

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  63. I like the Temple Bells earrings.
    eg kaufman

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  64. I'd get the Bamboo chenille shoulder bag, 'Magic Forest'.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  65. i like theClick to view a larger picture Necklace, 'Star of Faith'

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  66. I would buy one of the wood carvings from bali

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  67. I would buy the pearl and kyanite beaded bracelet "Sky Goddness" $26.54

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  68. I will probably buy one of their beaded earrings. So many to choose from!
    roniros (at) gmail.com

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  69. I love the Crimson Paradise Batik Scarf.

    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  70. Cotton scarf, 'Guatemala Gladiola'
    by Chaquiya Artisan Women
    (Central America)
    on sale > $22.46


    cdziuba@aol.com

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  71. i like the Sterling silver heart earrings, 'Forever Love'

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

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  72. id choose the Chest of drawers, 'Rose Bouquet'
    http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=117016

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  73. I like the Pearl filigree necklace, 'Mighty Elephant'!

    kstrycker787@gmail.com

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  74. I would get the Garnet flower earrings, 'Lovely Daisies' for my wife.

    moltisantai1 at msn dot com

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  75. I would get the Cotton blouse, 'Waves' by Jariya Kakaew.

    Lisa Garner

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  76. Wood statuette, 'Heart Kissing'
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  77. I really like the Coconut shell shoulder bag, 'Earth Roses'.

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  78. I like the Gold plated onyx pendant bracelet, 'Aura'.
    russrpm@gmail.com

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  79. I like the Silk Batik Shawl 'Wine Garden.'

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  80. I like the Silk batik scarf, 'Pink Fantasy'

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  81. i love the jewelry at novica, i would get the blue topaz ring.

    sarahurick(at)comcast.net

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  82. i like the Drinking glasses, 'Cobalt Classics'

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  83. I'd buy the red sunflower fan mirror (julie hawkins)

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  84. The peridot ring!

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  85. I would love to have the Blue topaz drop earrings Sky Droplet

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  86. I think I would get the Garnet dangle earrings, 'Heart in Love' - they are very pretty!

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  87. Love the Pearl and amethyst flower necklace, 'Bali Garden'

    tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'd choose the Garnet Dangle Earrings from Thailand in the Valentine Collection (they're on sale!)

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  89. Blown glass champagne flutes, 'Lovely Rubies'

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  90. I would purchase the Sterling silver hoop earrings, 'Complexity'.

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  91. Thanks for the giveaway...we like the Blown glass pitcher, 'Lemon Sorbet'.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Brian E.

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  92. OH! I would get the elephant journeys necklace! Gorgeous!
    smallstarshines@yahoo.com

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  93. I would choose the perfect rose, amethyst choker

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  94. I'd choose the Pearl Wrap Bracelet-Garland.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  95. I'd love one of their linen red dresses.

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  96. I would purchase the Amethyst Pendant Necklace.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  97. i love this Leather wristband bracelet, 'Modern Thai Contrast' thanks crystal allen

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  98. black onyx chess set
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  99. I would love to get me the Blown wine glasses, 'Crimson Serpentines' (large, set of 6) They're just beautiful!

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  100. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Amethyst heart earrings, 'Love Is Wise' So pretty!!

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  101. I would love to get this scarf-http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=141024&rectype=2

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  102. I would get Ewe wood mask, 'Jumbo Task'.

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski
    twitter,gfc,stumble/ daveshir2005
    google +/ shirley pebbles

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  103. i love the time out vases

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  104. I would get the "breathe" bracelet. It's very nice.

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  105. I might buy the Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Songkran Joy'.

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