Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Unique Gifts at NOVICA - Review and Giveaway

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.   Your opinions and results may differ.
NOVICA gives artists and artisans around the world a platform to express their artistic talents and creativity. NOVICA strives to provide you with unique, hard-to-find items from talented artisans from places such as Thailand, Peru, Bali, Mexico, and other countries. Whether it be home decor, jewelry, paintings, or apparel, NOVICA has beautifully crafted items that are hard to find anywhere else.

The merchandise from NOVICA makes great gifts for the holidays, other special events, or if you want unique pieces for yourself.
I spent a long time looking through the NOVICA website because I kept finding so many things with character. My eyes kept being drawn to the brass inlay wood domino set, 'Domino Delight'.  It arrived in a beautifully wrapped package with a ribbon adorning the outside of it. Inside, the set itself was carefully wrapped to prevent damage during shipment. A miniature postcard and artisan story card arrived with it.

The domino set itself exceeds my expectations. It has been quite a conversation starter. I've had people ask me where it came from. People are fascinated by the overall design. The wood itself is shiny and smooth. It is now one of my favorite pieces, both for the design and the story it portrays.
Crafted of sheesham wood, the box showcases its rich natural grain. Domino images adorn the lid.  The artist, Rakesh Pathak, is from Jaipur and is a craftsman who created the domino set. 

My oldest son, Logan, enjoys spending quality time playing games with me.  When the domino set is not set out for display, we actually play with it.  It's not only pretty, but also fully usable as a domino game set.

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56 comments:

Maryann D. said...

I do like the Heart Shaped Sterling Silver and Carnelian Necklace, 'Love Declared'
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Peggy said...

I like the Fair Trade Solid Black 100% Wool Shawl from India, 'Dark Fantasy'. I have been looking for a dark shawl.

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I love the glass mosaic photo frames!

alissa apel said...

I love: African Wood Djembe Drum https://www.novica.com/itemdetail/?pid=146030

Candice said...

I love the Stars and Spirals on Turquoise 6-in Ceramic Catchalls (Pair), 'Lenca Turquoise Starry Spirals.

Suburban prep said...

One of the many items I love from this site is Floral Jewelry Sterling Silver Garnet Necklace, 'Scarlet Garland'

jakiesmom said...

I like the sunshine daze earrings

Molli Taylor said...

oh my goodness, the handcrafted tree of life scuplture is amazing!

Geraldine Sandoval said...

I like the Sterling Silver and Pearl Floral Dangle Earrings, 'Pink Frangipani'

CosmeticCrazy said...

I love the "Silver Flowers on Off White Cushion Covers from India (Pair), 'Silver Celebration'".

(Rosie A)

Marty C. said...

I love the wooden games and the batik-patterned robes.

Charlene E said...

I really like the Blue Siam Elephants bracelet

Ken Ohl said...

love the Mosaic Photo Frames. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Renee said...

Iron wall sculpture, 'Rainbow Butterfly'

Jessica Palomino said...

I love the sky whisper necklace.

Jonnie (JB) said...

I love the Hand Carved Soapstone Owl Bookends

janetfaye said...

I like Reverse Painted Glass Jewelry Box, 'Orange Butterfly'.

Brandi Dawn Mendieta said...

I love the alpaca wool throws. Those dominoes are really neat too!

Jillian Too said...

I like the Monarch Butterfly Unique Sterling Silver Button Earrings.

Anne said...

Novica has such beautiful things. One I love is their Ceramic Handcrafted Oven-Safe Oval Casserole Dish and Lid called "Quehueche." It's so pretty, the food would be bound to taste better.

Renee Walters said...

I like their Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set, 'Recycling Challenge'

Marilyn said...

I would like the Brazilian Murano Inspired Glass Vase in Tropical Tones

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Visited and love the Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Bird Earrings with Jade Wing, 'Forest Quetzal'

bison61 said...

I love the Gold vermeil onyx 3 stone ring, 'Rajasthani Princess'

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latanya t said...

Starfish Mahogany Decorative Box, 'Starfish Dreams'

Vunda Vall said...

i love their mango wood vases!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I would love some of their delicate silver chandelier earrings.

Vera Khule said...

I love the Labradorite and Sterling Silver Locket Cocktail Ring, 'Forever Love'.

Janice Crespo said...

I love their Colorful Glass Mosaic 4 x 6 Handcrafted Photo Frame, 'Indian Rainbow'. I am always trying to find some unique frames and they have so many!

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I love the Fair Trade Thai Jewelry Sterling Silver Ring, 'Elephant Heart'
Thank You

Fiona N

It's Me De said...

I really love the handcrafted "Tree of Life" sculpture! It's beautiful

Kelly Nicholson said...

Signed Expressionist Painting of a Colorful City from India, 'City of Lights'


thats a cool gift thanks

Leela said...

Owl VisionsArtisan Crafted Wood Owl Eyeglass Stand Holder from India.

Jamie Williams said...

I like the Floral Spin
Handcrafted Floral Recycled Paper Hot Plates (Pair).

dawn keenan (newnameford) said...

I love the Tiger Trance necklace. It is lovely!

Edye Nicole said...

I like their olive wreath sterling silver wrap ring!

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Alison King said...

I like the Hand Blown Tequila Shot Glasses Set of 6 Multicolor Mexico, 'Carnival'.

Angela Saver said...

I really love the Small Sterling Silver Sun Flower Post Earrings from Thailand, 'Sunflower Love'!

beachgirl0323 said...

I would like to get the Onyx Pendant Necklace. Silver is my favorite metal for jewelry.

A GAL NEEDS said...

I love the Green Blown Glass Pitcher called 'Green Mist' Already looking forward to summer just looking at it!

nickieisis3 said...

The laceheart necklace

Charlene S. said...

I like the Marble Dust Relief Panel, 'Tree of Life II'.

Kristen said...

I like the 'Andean Flowers in Eggplant' Sweater.

Ashley Rexrode said...

I love the geometric jasper sphere

Synaptrix777 said...

I'm in love with the Amethyst and Reconstituted Turquoise Handmade Cocktail Ring, 'Purple Allure'.
ALONA Y.

rubynreba said...

I would love to have the Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver Sapphire Solitaire Ring.

Susan P. said...

I like the Thai Sterling Silver and Lapis Lazuli Earrings, 'Majestic Blue' https://www.novica.com/itemdetail/?pid=204708

mmstarla said...

They have such a nice variety of awesome products. I would really love the Handcrafted Talavera Ceramic White and Blue Beer Mugs, 'Floral Fiesta' ! Love the colors! starla.batesATyahoo.com

trixx said...

I like the Happy Honeybee earrings, so pretty!

Ľubaša said...

I love Round Glass Tile Tray Handcrafted in India, 'Earth's Vanity'

Thanks! Lubka

Breanne said...

I like the Fair Trade Blue Handblown Glass Tumbler Drinkware Set of 6, 'Classic'

mandala said...

I like the Grey and Ivory Batik Rayon Jacket, 'Nebula'

Rebecca Orr said...

I love the Elephant Family
Artisan Crafted Wood Elephant Sculpture (Set of 5).

Susan Biddle said...

I love the Silver Plated Amethyst Pendant Necklace from Brazil! I have wanted an amythest piece for awhile.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I like the 'Midnight Snow' Black and White Men's Zipper Turtleneck 100% Alpaca Sweater the most of all of the fine items at the Novica web site.

aperry said...

I would like to have the Wood chess set, 'Circular Reason'.