Saturday, August 07, 2010 Posted by One 2 Try
Have you had the opportunity to browse the wonderful selection from Artists around the globe on the pages of Novica? What are you waiting for? NOVICA unites you with more than 2,000 extraordinary master artists around the world. Read about their lives, explore their fascinating cultures, and select from more than 30,000 handcrafted works of art.
Novica is very special. Novica, in association with National Geographic, brings artisans and artists from all areas of the world. Remote areas, exotic places and different cultures mingle together in a showcase of wonders. The beauty of Novica is learning about the artist as well as experiencing their talents.
The categories for shopping Novica include Home Decor, Jewelry and Apparel, Paintings plus a gift finder and location by Regions. Within each main category you will find sub-categories to find exactly your perfect item. Looking for something different for your home? Browse in Home Decor and you will find area rugs, masks, mirrors, vases and much more. Handmade Jewelry is a treasure. Here you will find necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings and more. Clothing offers many incredible styles. Scarves, blouses, dresses, pants, too many great things to mention. The handbags are an abundance of artwork. Novica makes it easy to find gifts for her.
Courtesy of the fabulous team at Novica, I was able to browse the pages for a lovely item for my review. This was not an easy task because there is so much to choose from. I spent days looking and then re-looking for the perfect item. The selection is immense in size. Each item is exquisitely crafted from the individual artists. My final choice of item is a beautiful necklace created by Nareerat from Southern Thailand. I loved her story: "To create my jewelry, I like to sit in the middle of the materials – colorful stones and pearls in many shapes… Nature is a reference for my designs." The Quartz Y Necklace, Floral Rain is lovely! The larger size quartz blossom draped with delicate quartz strands is simply breathtaking. The quartz white clear color allows this incredible piece to be worn with many colors of outfits. I adore this necklace! I feel special wearing it, knowing it was created by hand by a true artist. Nareerat makes gorgeous pieces. Take a look at more of her incredible artistry.
Novica has Unique gifts for everyone. You can always find something on sale at Novica, with Featured Sales. For your office, consider the Unique Corporate gifts selections. When you purchase from Novica, most items are coming directly from the International fulfillment centers which usually takes a 2 to 3 week delivery time. Plan on purchasing early for your holiday gifts.
Novica believes in helping their worldwide artisans by offering programs of microfinance and microcredit to allow artists to expand their crafts and businesses. Artisan loans provides the assistance needed to grow. Way to give back, Novica!
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Disclosure: I received a gratis sample for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.