Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fair Trade Giving through Jolica (#Review & #Giveaway) #holidaygiftguide


One of my favorite types of gifts to give or receive, is jewelry. Adding a necklace or pair of earring to an outfit, can really change up the look of an ensemble, not to mention make the person wearing it perk right up, because they feel pretty in what they have on. When it comes to jewelry, though, I like to find unique pieces, and handmade jewelry is even better, because it's one of a kind. No two pieces are ever exactly the same. 

Jolica

I was so excited to team up with the folks at Jolica, who know a little something about the art of giving. Jolica prides themselves on offering their customers not only beautiful, quality products, but items that are Fair Trade approved. Fair Trade means that a relationship is formed between the artisan (the person who has created a product) and the seller (the company wanting to sell the artisan's product). The artisan and the company, Jolica in this case, have an open and honest relationship. Jolica partners with skilled artists from all over the world, giving them an opportunity to having their products showcased, and the proceeds supporting the artist and their trade. You can read more about the Fair Trade process here.

When I heard that the wonderful team at Jolica would be sending me a necklace and earrings set, I was eager to see what the pieces would look like. Knowing that they would be handmade, I knew they would be unique and very special, not to mention delicate.

Beautiful glass necklace, made by Jessica in Chile

I received a gorgeous necklace and earrings set from Jolica. The pieces were handmade by Jessica, an artisan of Chile. The glass pendant on the necklace is mostly brown, and features beautiful swirls of purple and blue. It has bubbles, which makes this item truly unique. The glass pendant sits on cotton sting of brown and blue, and features two small beads, which allow the necklace length to be adjusted to your liking. I spent a lot of time just running my fingers over the smooth glass. It's so shiny and beautiful. I couldn't wait to wear the necklace, and the matching earrings!

Here are the earrings, which are fish-hook earrings with silver hooks. They're light and delicate, and comfortable to wear.

The necklace sits beautifully against my teal blue shirt. I love the way the colors of the necklace pop against the color of my top.

Feelin' beautiful with my gorgeous handmade jewelry on, and feeling even more beautiful knowing that purchasing from Jolica supports the person who made these items.

I have received numerous compliments on the necklace and earrings set that I received from Jolica. I really like that that I can adjust the necklace with the beads on the strand to make the length longer or shorter. This makes the necklace much more versatile, and means that I can wear it with lots of different necklines.

There are so many beautiful handmade gifts available and perfect for giving to loved ones and special friends this season. Take a look at some of my top choices...

Red Leather Handbag


Floral Silk Scarf


Dusk Blue Spiral Bracelet


Copper Beaded Necklace


Gray and Black Viscose Scarf


If you happen to fall in love with one of the artist's designs, you can easily learn more about the artist through the Jolica website. For instance, I love the necklace and earrings made in Chile by Jessica so much, that I might just want to know a bit more about her personal story. One of the very best things about Jolica is that they connect the artists, who are real people, just like you and me, with their customers. There's no more beautiful gift than the gift of hope, which supports a deserving, hardworking family of artisans.

We commend Jolica on their efforts to support these skilled men and women. Please visit Jolica to read more about Fair Trade and the Jolica Foundation.



Want It? Buy It!

If you're looking for beautiful, handmade gifts that are truly unique, you'll definitely want to check out what Jolica has to offer. Remember, no two items are exactly the same... you'll be gifting someone with a one of a kind gift that they'll truly cherish, and your purchase will be supporting the very artist who poured their hard work and creativity into the product. You can also connect with Jolica through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. Interested in becoming a Jolica Ambassador? Just contact the folks at Jolica for more information.

Jolica
$50.00 Gift Certificate

Want It? Win It!

Thanks to the kind folks at Jolica, one lucky MBP reader will win a $50.00 Jolica Gift Certificate! Just imagine the beautiful gifts you'll be able to give if you win! Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win, win, win! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older.

Special thanks to the team at Jolica for their support of Fair Trade and for offering this awesome holiday giveaway for our readers.

Good luck!

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5 comments:

  1. I would love to give and to receive her gorgous scarves.

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  2. Such beautiful items & I love the fare trade concept! I would really love to gift the delicate silver necklace to my mom!

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  3. I'm a pretty simple girl with jeweler y, but I do LOVE earrings or a nice statement necklace sometimes!

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  4. Scarfs are me FAV accessories this year!

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