Novica.com is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. Novica offers a huge range of beautiful, unique handcrafted items on their website including Handmade Gifts, Home Decor Gifts, Abstract Paintings, Decor Accessories, and more.
I really like that NOVICA gives artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. They don’t charge the artist’s any fees for listing their items on the website. The artists remain fully independent; they are free to raise their prices, lower their prices, or remove their items from our website, etc.
I had a difficult time deciding what to pick. I scoured the website, where items like stunning handmade jewelry from Bali, one of a kind handbags from Thailand, and stylish women’s clothing from The Andes are for sale, it was a tough choice. The options are endless! I finally decided on this gorgeous Hot Pink GlamGlass Beadwork Jewelry Box, made by Seema, an artisan from Kashmir, India. Isn’t it stunning? This beautiful jewelry box arrived packaged in two boxes, one beautifully gift wrapped inside a regular box. It was packed very well and arrived in perfect condition.
To my surprise, also included was the artist story, including a description of the artisan so you know exactly where your product is coming from. I also received a handwritten thank you card, which was nice to read and would have been an especially nice touch had it been a gift.
This elegant Hot Pink Glam Glass Beadwork Jewelry Box measures 6.25″ H x 9″ W x 3.1″, the perfect size to hold all of my precious jewelry. It’s made of satin and 100% polyester. The flowers glisten with embellished hand-sewn beads and sequins. The top of the box is super soft and cushioned, feels like suede to the touch.
The box is lined and features a removable tray with three compartments. A mirror on the inside of the lid completes the versatile allure of this jewelry box. I love the gorgeous pink colour and the feel of the fabric used to craft this box! I also love the removable tray feature, it’s easy to pull out and tucks away quite a bit of bigger pieces of jewelry.
I couldn’t stop admiring the beautiful detail of the bead work and still can’t. Truly a treasure to be admired!
I was also VERY impressed with the delivery. I was shocked at how quickly it arrived! Only 3 days from India to Canada! That to me, speaks huge volumes for the company, I love it when care is taken for shipping. I did get charged some duty fees ($3USD) for bringing it into Canada, but with the cost of product, and the value I received. I would say it’s worth it.
Next on my list of things I want, is this beautiful Siamese Blush Unique Cotton Shoulder Bag from Thailand and really my list of things I would like from Novica goes on and on! I am sure you will fall in love their products too.
NOVICA has recently added a new “Curation” website allowing you to design stunning collections of your favorite products, which you are able to share with all your friends. It’s sort of like Pinterest, but more responsive and helps the artisans gain additional exposure resulting in greater success in their craft. It’s tons of fun and all for a good cause. Novica also holds collection contests where you can win prizes, as well as having Facebook contests to which will feature different themes!
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