NOVICA ~ Handcrafted Treasures from the Finest Artisans on Earth (Review & Giveaway)

NOVICA LogoLast year, I was introduced to NOVICA and I can honestly say that it was love at first sight! Their wide variety of items from around the world is truly amazing. I love browsing through each section and seeing the creativity and artistic talent from each artisan featured.
Blown Glass Wall PlantersNOVICA, in association with National Geographic, gives artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents. Through the internet, NOVICA gives us access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values. Their mission is to create a bridge between the customer and the many talented artisans across the globe.

With summer in mind and a $50 gift certificate waiting in my inbox (courtesy of NOVICA), I set out in search of the item I most wanted to review. I browsed through the beautiful silk fans (perfect for hot summer months), the stunning silver charm bracelets and even the oh-so-pretty selection of dresses. However, when I came to the Garden & Patio Decor section and found the Blown Glass Wall Planters “Ice Cubes” from Javier and Efren, I knew that was the perfect item!

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The Blown Glass Wall Planters arrived safely from Mexico and were even more stunning in person! Both beautifully crafted planters were created using traditional blown glass techniques that result in a truly unique design. In fact, there are several tiny bubbles in each planter that show just how unique each one can be.

Each Blown Glass Wall Planter glistens like a giant block of ice and both are surprisingly thick in design. On one side of each planter, there is a hoop shaped into the brim that allows for hanging. Since I really didn’t want to hang these beautiful planters, for fear that they would fall and break, I decide to turn them into tabletop planters. In the short Blown Glass Wall Planter, I purchased gel beads and added wheat grass seeds. In a couple of days time, after the grass began to sprout, I had a modern centerpiece that I adore.

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Now, even though I haven’t gotten around to it, I want to keep fresh flowers in the taller Blown Glass Wall Planter all summer long. I think that it would make a beautiful vase and I am so excited to showcase it! Also, for added decoration, I purchased two inexpensive 4th of July decorations and hung them on the hoop. I plan on doing this throughout the year so I can incorporate these gorgeous Blown Glass Wall Planters into my seasonal decor!

Also, be sure to check out NOVICA Live where you can find information about hosting a party, becoming a consultant and more!

Buy It: The Blown Glass Wall Planters “Ice Cubes” from Javier and Efren can be purchased at www.novica.com for $42.95

Giveaway Giveaway

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One lucky reader will win a $50 Gift Certificate to NOVICA!

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Giveaway will end on June 8th at 11:59pm ET. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to everyone!

A big thank you to NOVICA for this review and giveaway opportunity!

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the gift certificate from NOVICA free of charge and I provided my honest opinion. No other type compensation was received for this review.

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