Thursday, October 3, 2013

Novica's New Website Review

I know that by now everyone knows what Novica is and what they do but they have launched a new and improved website recently and I wanted to share some really awesome new arrivals that they have added to their vast array of beautiful products for us to shop for, especially now that the holidays are not far away. You can find this tunic and other gift idea's for Mom in the For Her Gift section.
I saw this tunic in their Women's Fashion section and thought it was just absolutely gorgeous. I love tunics because they are so carefree and easy to wear and so darn comfortable. I haven't had the pleasure of getting one from Novica yet, but if I did, this would be high on my list. Clothes are something I am a little bit afraid to order online because I have to try them on first due to my RA and the how it makes my body swell sometimes, so I am not sure I will, but it is very tempting!
I am a huge earrings fan and when I saw these earrings in the New Arrivals, I just had to grab the picture to show you these awesome amethyst earrings! They have several styles similar to this one in color but I just thought this one was really unique and breathtaking. I sometimes wish I wasn't so into earrings, they can be my downfall as I hardly ever ask for anything else! My husband says he is getting tired of shopping just for earrings all the time.
Novica has got one of the largest collections of jewelry that I have seen just about anywhere, especially considering the type of jewelry that it is. They are all handmade by artists from all around the globe and that is what makes them so extra special. When you get your handmade item you will also get a picture postcard from the artist with a short note. I love that attention to detail and the personal connection.
Another thing that they have a really nice selection of is handbags! I thought this one was especially cute with the bright blue colors against the brown. I normally don't go for brown colored bags, but this one is really eye catching.
You will find evening bags and clutches from Bali, fine leather purses from Peru, stylish recycled handbags from Brazil, slings and totes from Thailand, traditional shoulder strap weaves from India - a favorite new handbag awaits! Where else can you shop around the world for handbags like these?
I tried to grab a little something from each category and I thought these candle holders were awesome to behold with all the designs that are made into each one. They had so many different pieces of home décor to chose from so it made it really hard to decide what to showcase but I figured we all loved a beautiful candle holder and this one fits the bill nicely! All kinds of Unique Gifts await you at Novica!
You will enjoy exploring Novica's unique lamps and lighting collection, including table lamps, wall sconces and candleholders - all handcrafted by artisans around the world. Bring light into your favorite rooms in myriad forms: from cotton batik lanterns and rustic ceramic and canvas Mexican lamps, to exquisite Celadon ceramic candleholders.
Lastly, I thought I would give you a glimpse at something unusual to hang on your wall or to put in a display case if that is how you like to show off your art. You definitely won't go wrong with any of the art from around the world at Novica. You will find some awesome gifts in the Home Décor section.
Global, Tribal & African Masks - historically, masks have defined us, defied us, and thoroughly beguiled us! Masks provide a window into the soul of a culture, and provide us with great conversation pieces for the home. Bring the faces depicted in myth and legend into your daily lives with this stunning selection of masks from around the world.

I love having unusual and beautiful pieces sitting on my end tables or in my curio cabinet and this piece of sculpture of an elephant is absolutely one of the best I have seen!
My kitchen is done in blue and white and I thought these Vases would look awesome in there. Not sure what I would use them for, but they are too pretty to use for anything that would get them dirty so it would have to be something maybe for the top of the fridge, well out of prying hands that might break them!
Gosh there is a lot more to Novica than what all I can post here. You will need to just go by there and check them out and make sure you leave plenty of time because if you are like me, I had a very hard time deciding what to get!

 Over $46 million sent to artisans around the world!

About Novica:
NOVICA was founded in 1999 by a group of people from around the world, including Andy Milk, Charles Hachtmann, Michael Burns, Mina Olivera and Jose Cervantes. Pictured here are co-founders Roberto Milk and Armenia Nercessian.
Co-founders Roberto Milk and Armenia Nercessian
When we set out to expand and transform NOVICA this year, one of the concepts that kept jumping out at us was happiness.

Empower. Connect. Preserve. Those are all powerful, fundamentally important mantras that drive us. But at the very core of what we do, at our very essence - we've succeeded only if we make both artisans and customers happy.

Happiness. Global Happiness.

An elusive and simple emotion. And yet an impossibly large call to action. How could a small company like ours have any measurable impact on global happiness?

Happiness is fleeting. It is trite. And the world is an angry mess anyways, right? Maybe. But our time on earth is also fleeting. And if we can contribute to making others happier, we've done something worth doing.

More than fair trade, more than microcredit, more than anything else we can think of - if that artisan family is happy, we've succeeded.
Connect with Novica:

Call:  1-877-2-NOVICA
Fax:   (310) 255-6590

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


spock7005 said...

I love the "Gentle Sigh" earrings!

melissa cushing said...

I would love any of their pottery items! I love the vases that you had pictured above.... very cool site, never knew of it before! Thanks!!!

spock7005 said...

I commented on your FB page:

melissa cushing said...

I should leave my info..... I swear I CAN follow directions. :)

melissa cushing,

Darby Elizabeth said...

I like the mystic brown owl sculpture

Gala said...

Fair TurquoiseHand Loomed Cotton Blue Scarf would come on handy for fall and winter' seasons

Dorothy Teel said...

I love Novica they have such pretty and unusual stuff, I especially like these - Kirno Monda Wood batik coasters (Set of 6)

Rodney Jackson said...

I like the vigilant owl and the radiant natural fiber basket

mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

Pam OLeary said...

I would love to have the Assam Garden Cotton Shoulder Bag Handmade in India freddie8768 at gmail dot com

Bakersdozen said...

I might get the ornate cross earrings. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kayla said...

I would get one of their chess sets!


Colleen Maurina said...

I really like their Amethyst Tulip
Recycled Glass Water Goblets.

colljerr at comcast dot net

Megan Parsons said...

I'd get the Ceramic figurine, 'Ivory Offering'skull
makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

Kim Pinch said...

I like the Owl Ceramic tea set. kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

Anita Yancey said...

I would like to get the Mystical Petal Blue Chalcedony Pendant Necklace. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Ken Ohl said...

the owl ceramic tea set. thankyou, ken

Debbie said...

I like the Infinite Dance sterling silver earrings. Debbie @fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail(dot)com

AmandaSue said...

Elephant Safari
Soapstone coasters are a top favorite for me, love all the beautiful elephant items though!

Valerie R said...

Love the pottery items.. would need time to decide.. ;)) just gorgeous. vals_hemi at yahoo dot com

MELINA said...

I would get the Family Love Sterling Silver Elephant Bracelet

Michelle S. said...

Feline Fantasy
Sterling Silver Cat Earrings
buckyandtux at gmail dot com

Kaylee said...

Wow! There's lots of things I love, but this shawl is really unique and pretty:

Stephanie said...

I want the Mother Owl
Artisan Crafted Indian Soapstone Jali Sculpture, its just so beautiful!
steph4575 at msn dot com

Beth W said...

Fair Trade rocks! I love this company so, so much. I want to buy everything on the website, but I'd start with
Lion Power Men's Silver & Garnet Ring

bethwade1 at gmail dot com

hhkaufman78 said...

Chiang Mai Chimes
Modern Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings

eg kaufman

Erika R said...

One of the pair of african earings would be cool.. hard choice so much to choose from.

erikalrhodes at gmail dot com

dawnmonroe83 said...

I like the bamboo circle sterling silver band ring.

Denise said...

I like the Turquoise Bouquet shoulder bag. Thanks!

dawn keenan said...

I would love to get the peridot cloud necklace.