I am a handmade artist myself and can really appreciate anyone who can create handmade goods. I try to help support handmade artists as much as I can because a lot of skill, time and passion goes into their products. Novica is a great place to browse hundreds of handmade and fair trade items from sellers that are located all around the world. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it would be nice to find her a special and unique gift. Novica features everything from silk fans to batik shawls to mens cufflinks from India.
When I purchased my house last year, I had a vision on how I wanted my master bathroom to look. I have it painted in baby blue with green, yellow and purple accent colors. The theme of the room is hummingbirds and trees. I quickly realized that finding hummingbird wall accents were not as easy as I thought.
Luckily, I was able to find the perfect hummingbird wall accessory from J. Blas (at Novica) to accompany my bathroom wall. I was surprised at how quickly the package arrived and it was already wrapped up in beautiful gift wrap, which made it feel like Christmas to me. It also arrived with a little gift card that told me all about the artist himself and information about the Violet Hummingbird.
This stunning Violet Hummingbird is made from iron and is shaped by hand and features cutout motifs. The metal has swirls of almost red and violet colors that make it stunning in any light. I also like the large metal hook in the back, which, made it very easy for me to hang on the wall. It also has metal rods that stick out from the back to give the hummingbird a 3-D look, when it is on the wall. It is said in Mexico that whenever someone sees a hummingbird in flight, they are supposed to make a wish.
ABOUT NOVICA (from their website):
Novica.com was founded twelve years ago as an online, fair-trade marketplace based in Los Angeles, with offices in eight developing nations. Novica features more than 30,000 limited edition and one-of-a-kind handmade works of art daily, ranging from artisan-crafted jewelry to handmade apparel to world-style home decor. So far Novica has succeeded in helping change the lives of more than 50,000 people in developing nations, including artisans and their dependents, uniquely helping each artisan earn personal recognition and real-world prices for their work.
* The winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to use at Novica
*This giveaway is open to the US ONLY
GIVEAWAY ENDS SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012 AT 12:01 EST.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the hummingbird art piece mentioned above for free for review purposes from Novica. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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