Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NOVICA Review and Giveaway...

ABCD Diaries
2010 Holiday Gift Guide:
Everyone

We recently had the opportunity to review a handcrafted item from NOVICA.

About NOVICA:
"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."

A few awesome items from NOVICA:

About the bag we reviewed:
-Cotton shoulder bag, 'Hmong Pride' "Black hosts brighten a tantalizing pattern that pays tribute to the textile legacy of the Hmong hill tribes of Thailand. Presented in the form of a shoulder bag, the ornate frontal flap lifts up to reveal a zipper closure. Anchalika Chamnan's design is hand-sewn with embroidered motifs over cotton cloth, radiant with ancient artistry.

About the artist: Anchalika Chamnan"My name is Anchalika Chamnan, I come from northern Thailand, which is considered to be the gateway to Burma, Laos, and China. My hometown is renowned as a trading town and my family and relatives are involved in different types of trading. At present I am studying geography at the university but when I go home, I stay with my aunt, since she works in the textile trade." She began by buying textiles from people and selling to others. But about a year after that, she started to design her own textiles, transforming them into different types of work. She needs many people to help her, so I am here to help her out. And in so doing, I'm learning her craft. Even if embroidery is a traditional skill for the women in our area and everybody can do it, I still need to learn more about patterns to create more interesting pieces. "I am glad that we will have the chance to display our work to the world. To show more work is not only a channel for us to earn more, it means we can have the opportunity to support people from our village by offering them more work."

What we thought: The variety of unique, handmade artisan quality gifts at NOVICA is pretty impressive. From jewelry to clothing to decor...you can find a gift for anyone on your gift list this year. The bag we reviewed came beautifully wrapped with a card full of information about the artist included in the package. The bag was very well-made and beautifully stitched. I really love that NOVICA is such a strong supporter worldwide of crafters, helping spread the word about some really amazing products. If you are looking for the perfect unique gift, we definitely recommend checking out NOVICA:) ABCD Diaries gives NOVICA an A+!

Buy It: Find these unique gifts at NOVICA!
Win It: NOVICA has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader a $35 gift card! To enter, tell us something that catches your eye at NOVICA!
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Giveaway ends Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open worldwide 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a gift code for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

120 comments:

  1. Visited the site and love all the great jewelery!

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  26. Love Novica! I like the sterling "Falling Leaves" earrings
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  35. The Citrine and amethyst flower earrings called 'Starflower' catches my eye!
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  39. Love the lapis lazuli strand necklace.

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  62. I love the Onyx and marble chess set, 'Check in Gray'http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=46523

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  71. I happen to ADORE Novica - hands down my most favorite e-store in the world! I have a Wish List there a mile long (currently 260 items!)

    I just noticed that one of my longtime favorites is on sale for $37.99 (from $52.99) so I might use a $35 GC to purchase the GORGEOUS
    "Gold accent natural orchid long necklace, 'Elegant Yellow'"
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  77. I like the mirror "Ivory Tart" made in the Andes.

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  109. I like the Meditation backgammon set.

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  110. i love Natural flower necklace, 'Twilight Sun'
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  111. i like -- Ceramic teapot, 'Buddha and the Jade Elephant'
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  112. I love this sculpture: Marble resin sculpture, 'Mask in Black and White'. very impressive. thanks. Lubica
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