Monday, December 10, 2012

Win a $40 Gift Card to NOVICA!

One of my favorite online shopping experiences is combing through the pages of NOVICA, a virtual bazaar of fair trade and handmade items from around the world. I've shopped there many times for gifts because the quality is second to none, and because the experience for both me and the gift recipient is such a positive one.

Now, NOVICA has added a special Gift Finder to make shopping for that perfect gift even more enjoyable. Some of my favorite categories are always jewelry and handbags, and I usually stop there first when visiting the site.

But the best part to me is learning about the artisans - actually seeing who they are and where they live, sometimes even being able to view video of them making the products I can buy. It's an amazing experience, one that ends in someone receiving a special gift from me, always exquisitely packaged and accompanied with information on the artisan. Such personal gifts!

Today, you can enter to win a $40 gift card to NOVICA! Just follow the simple rules below.

How to Enter: Just use NOVICA's special Gift Finder and leave a comment here, telling me your favorite find. Be sure to INCLUDE your EMAIL address, or your entry will be disqualified.

For Extra Entries:

1. Blog about, Twitter, and/or Facebook a link to this giveaway; come back here and tell me you did it.

2. Subscribe to An Uncommon Thread by email in the right-hand column. Leave a comment here telling me you did it.


A winner will be randomly selected on December 17, 2012. A gift code will be rushed to the winner so the shopping fun can start.

158 comments:

  1. I would love love love Batik robe, 'Kimono of Orchids' to give my daughter as a gift! I have subscribed to your list.

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  2. I like the Lapis and amethyst long necklace, 'Rainbow'

    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  3. I shared this givewaway on FB. (Katrina Fries)
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  4. I like the wood bangle bracelets.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  5. like this one
    Garnet Y-necklace, 'Parwati's Passion

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  6. email subscriber
    gram122@comcast.net

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  7. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/gram122/status/278269773626871809

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  8. What a great website! I love the wooden chess sets and backgammon games.

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  9. World Traveler Leather bag - tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  10. I like the Amethyst flower necklace, 'Sacred Lilac Lotus'.
    jlmk223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I love this shawl

    http://unique-gifts.novica.com/womens/accessories/$25-to-$50/silk-batik-shawl-butterfly-bliss/136323/

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  12. Email subscriber, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  13. If I won, I might buy the Hand Blown Glass Pitcher: Confetti made by Javier and Efren of Mexico!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  14. I love the Cotton cosmetic bags, 'Spring Blooms' (pair). mummsyme@hotmail.ca

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  15. http://handbags.novica.com/tote-handbags/beaded-cotton-tote-handbag-faridabad-flowers/196828/
    is one of my favorites.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  16. email subscriber
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  17. I love the Murano handblown vase, 'Sunny Sea'

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  18. I like the Cotton shoulder bag, 'Assam Garden'.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

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  19. I like the Wood bookends, 'Speak No Evil Monkey' by Nyoman Karsa

    http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=80270

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  20. I'm an email subscriber

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  21. I love their gift finder.....so much to choose from. But that shoulder bag from India needs to be on my mom's shoulder!

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  22. I really love the Pearl flower ring, 'Love Moon'

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  23. like the Men's sterling silver and leather bracelet, 'Cobra'

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  24. I like the Silk batik shawl, ‘Jakarta Lady’.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  25. tweet: https://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/278710354794672128
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  26. Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/eugenie.wu.1/posts/457507754335552
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  27. I like the Gemstone pyramid, ‘Natural Energy’.
    hlee99 at gmail dot com

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  28. tweet: https://twitter.com/leedhowell/status/278717697775263745
    hlee99 at gmail dot com

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  29. Fb post: https://www.facebook.com/lee.howell.p/posts/449815795081531
    hlee99 at gmail dot com

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  30. my fave find is the kimono of orchids


    sammybigtoesure at gmail dot com
    facebook.com/samanthaohphotos

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  31. like the wood bangle bracelets
    gkuroda at gmail(d0t)com

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  32. I love their pearl strand necklaces. Probably the lilac colored one best!
    aleksa91 hotmail com

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  33. I love the wooden puzzle pelican!

    nathansmommy619(At)aol(Dot)com

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  34. I'd like the chess set.

    whispersanddreams@gmail.com

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  35. I like the allpaca sweaters for men.
    kathlynebrown at yahoo dot com

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  36. Jade cocktail ring, 'Maya Princess'

    sweeps785(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. https://twitter.com/sweeper785/status/278947443876458496

    sweeps785(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I love the Maya Princess Jade cocktail ring. GORG!

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  39. I like the Pyrite sphere, 'Reflections'!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  40. TracyBruiningMead at yahooDecember 12, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    So many great things! I like Hip Mountain Momma's crystal pouch. And did you get a load of that glass Om pendant? So, I tweeted and FB'd! Cheers!

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  41. amethyst bracelet
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  42. Love the jewelry, especially the filigree . . . thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Love the necklace called Gossamer Gold.

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  44. I love every single thing they sell!! But one of my favorites is the Teak sculpture, 'Elephant Wars'
    veganvigilante_bethechange(at)yahoo.com

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  45. Tweeted about giveaway! https://twitter.com/TheSuperVegan/status/279100659708604416

    veganvigilante_bethechange(at)yahoo.com

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  46. I love the amethyst flower earrings!

    proverbs215blog@gmail.com

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  47. I like the Alpaca blend scarf, 'Gray Gift of Warmth'.

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

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  48. radiant natural fiber basket debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  49. I like the Alpaca blend scarf, 'Gray Gift of Warmth'

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  50. half_blue_sky@yahoo.com


    Sterling silver cocktail ring, 'Heart of Rose' SO pretty!

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  51. I would love the Jasper Pendant Necklace Queen of Rajasthan
    kathypersons@yahoo.com

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  52. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/279569729176354816

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  53. I like the 'precious purity' pearl drop earrings. Thanks for the chance to win! hvbrennan at gmail dot com

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  54. I tweeted.
    https://twitter.com/MariaKiguthi/status/279677595388354560
    maria_nay at hotmail.com

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  55. I like the Jasper pendant necklace, 'Queen of Rajasthan'
    maria_nay at hotmail.com
    http://jewelry.novica.com/necklaces/favorites/jasper-pendant-necklace-queen-of-rajasthan/187742/

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  56. The wooden chess set would make a great gift for someone on my Christmas list! Scubasteph737 at yahoo dot com

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  57. I love the Cultured pearl dangle earrings, 'Precious Purity'.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

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  58. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/279787021663354881

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  59. I love the 100% alpaca hoodie sweater, 'Arequipa Winter'!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  60. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/279792986156589056

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  61. I love the painting called 'Construction of Shapes' by Teodoro Reque Liza. It's so unique and I'd love it in my home!

    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  62. The soda pop top hand bag is really cool! heinzmom at hotmail dot com

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  63. I like the Sterling silver link bracelet, 'Urban Taxco'

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  64. Tweet https://twitter.com/Tingo5/status/280051279303176192

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  65. I like this: http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=190702&rectype=2

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  66. I tweeted this
    https://twitter.com/Sweepinit/status/280117091225460736

    My email is tzufelt01 at gmail dot com
    For this entry and the one above.

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  67. I love these earrings: http://unique-gifts.novica.com/jewelry/earrings/gold-vermeil-filigree-dangle-earrings-spanish-lace/201797/

    My email: kcindyloo at gmail dot com

    My name: Cindy Loo!

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  68. The pear flower ring
    ntone32@gmail.com

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  69. Love the opal wrap ring, close to you

    khbride at yahoo dot com

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  70. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KHBride/status/280132430474661889

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  71. posted to fb: https://www.facebook.com/khbride/posts/140252222793869

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  72. I blogged about the giveaway here - http://agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2012/12/great-giveaways_15.html
    Thanks! Helena
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  73. I subscribe to e-mails! daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  74. I like the mother love statue
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  75. I like the Confetti Tumblers.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I'd love the clay nativity set!
    iamalighthouse at gmail dot com

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  77. I like the men's wood ring hero for my husband. Email is shayna0723 at gmail dot com.

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  78. I love the Mekong Sun earrings!

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  79. I found the " Ceramic figurine, 'Andean Musicians'"

    vmkids3@msn.com

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  80. I like the Highlander leather backpack!
    Miz Vickik

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  81. I like the Ceramic Figurine 'Jade Owl.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  82. I love their glassware!

    teish AT teishknits DOT com

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  83. I love the Men's leather and bull wristband bracelet, 'Cut Away in Black'

    trippyjanet at gmail dot com

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  84. I like Reclaimed wood photo frame, 'Colors of Jodhpur' (4x6)
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  85. Crysocolla Drop Earrings, 'Magic Circle' are terrific.
    Hit Share on Facebook
    bbislandmind AT live DOT ca

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  86. flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot/ $com
    i like the painted glass tray in crimson garden

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  87. I would love the Silk batik shawl, 'Sunset Blossoms'
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  88. Tweeted https://twitter.com/chipdip2010/status/280517400863068160
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  89. My favorite is the Crystal Romance earrings.
    miragonz84@yahoo.com

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  90. Love the Wool shawl, 'Teal Bouquet'
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  91. http://www.facebook.com/brenda.witherspoonbedard/posts/134447430045777
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  92. Subscribed to An Uncommon Thread by email
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  93. https://twitter.com/BeeWBedard/status/280531548091080707
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  94. I found a chess set that would be perfect for my kids. Thanks for the fab giveaway tclarkusa at gmail dot com

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  95. I like the Cultured pearl flower ring, 'Blue Moon'.

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  96. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/GinaHull2/status/280604791950962688

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  97. Shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/MesasSherri/status/280724835116662785

    Subscribed to email.

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  98. I really like the Sterling Silver Link Necklace, Delicate.
    http://unique-gifts.novica.com/womens/gifts-for-her/sterling-silver-link-necklace-delicate/198100/
    Ross Olson
    rcolson@charter.net

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  99. I am now an email subscriber. Thank You!
    Ross Olson
    rcolson@charter.net

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  100. Black leather and pearl heart bracelet, lackey2003@hotmail.com

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  101. I love the Drusy quartz pendant necklace, 'Starlight Rainbow' :) jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  102. Subscribed via email! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  103. Tweeted the giveaway: https://twitter.com/the2ndthought/status/280763642230734848 jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  104. i like the Wood memory game, 'Easter Week'


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  105. I really like this ring Cultured pearl flower ring, 'Blue Moon'
    winit4me@yahoo.com

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  106. I tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/larissabradford

    winit4me@yahoo.com

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  107. I love their hammocks!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  108. The Man in the Moon Ring for my husband

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  109. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/theimaginetree/status/280793439468154880

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  110. I liked the pyriate cocktail ring.
    nmurphy852@gmail.com

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  111. I signed uo for email,
    nmurphy852@gmail.com

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  112. Love the Garnet solitaire locket ring, 'Secret Love'. How romantic!

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  113. Andean Blues alpaca sweater.
    walk9@att.net

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  114. love Love LOVE the Sterling Silver jewelry!!! Especially the pcs w/Garnets (my Birthstone!) They have some of the most beautiful necklaces & bracelets!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com))

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  115. Shared this (HollyCunningham) on FB ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) HERE: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anuncommonthread.com%2F2012%2F12%2Fwin-40-gift-card-to-novica.html%3Fspref%3Dfb&t=Win+a+%2440+Gift+Card+to+NOVICA%21/Thanks for the chance!!!

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  116. Ilike the cosmetics bag. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  117. I like the Amethyst flower necklace, 'Sacred Lilac Lotus'

    afm626 (at) yahoo.com

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  118. World Traveler Leather bag-chasitymonschein@gmail.com

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  119. Silk batik shawl, 'Jakarta Lady'
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  120. https://www.facebook.com/gala.ya.1/posts/523091654382381
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  121. I love the turquoise Elephant child

    magspie9(at)gmail.com

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  122. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/magspie0/status/280845521441140736

    magspie9(at)gmail.com

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  123. I'm loving the alpaca sweaters.
    shealynnsfaerieshoppe{at}gmail{dot}com

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  124. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/VeritatisSplend/status/280849195034873856

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  125. I like the Andean panpipes. Great stuff!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  126. I like the wood bangle bracelets.
    aroach021891@gmail.com

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  127. I love this: http://unique-gifts.novica.com/mens/gifts-for-guys/murano-handblown-vase-modern-red-teardrop/51032/
    Beautiful!

    momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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  128. I love the Rustic Guard Dog.
    Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  129. I love the chandelier earrings

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

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  130. email subscriber

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

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  131. I love the pearl and quartz earrings, the dangling ones. So pretty!

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  132. I like the Calabash decorative box, 'Royal Gift'

    sayjaymc@gmail com

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  133. Wood sculpture, 'Quetzal Bird'

    bmweida at yahoo dot com

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  134. https://www.facebook.com/sayjaymc/posts/485371818172717

    i poste on facebook!

    sayjaymc@gmail. com

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  135. I love the leather and cotton Maya Fiesta wristband bracelet...it's gorgeous!

    emegburg@mylifeaworkinprogress.com

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  136. Novica has the best gifts. It is really hard to choose, but I am a big fan of all of their wooden heart sculptures.
    sweetbettysue@gmail.com

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  137. I subscribed. sweetbettysue@gmail.com

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  138. I would love the painted glass jewelry box as a gift for my mother! ducksoup at wamego dot net

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  139. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/zephyrhillblog/status/280873924449931264

    ducksoup at wamego dot net

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  140. I am an email subscriber

    ducksoup at wamego dot net

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  141. Shared on FB!
    https://www.facebook.com/anne.sweden/posts/287240168045938

    ducksoup at wamego dot net

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  142. Leather world traveler bag.
    Flagler1965@gmail.com

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  143. I really love this plate! http://unique-gifts.novica.com/womens/gifts-for-her/tableware/talavera-ceramic-plate-empress/189215/
    hillfam00@gmail.com

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  144. I tweeted : https://twitter.com/Ooralia/status/280880619502850048

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  145. i subscribed to email my email is oraliasantiago@ymail.com

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  146. I love the cotton batik shoulder bag "chocolate Bouquet"
    deb_lewis4@hotmail.com

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  147. i like the talavera ceramic plate empress

    klr89@cornell.edu

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  148. I need a hat

    100% alpaca hat, 'Arequipa Paths in Black'

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  149. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/sibabe64/status/280899059034759168

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  150. email subscriber

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  151. I would love to have one of the leather bracelets!

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  152. Men's leather and cotton wristband bracelet 'Maya Happiness in Brown'

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