My nOma: Bold Jewelry by an Impressive Designer (GIVEAWAY INCLUDED) - Chitown Fashionista

24 October 2012 / By Nikia Jefferson

My nOma: Bold Jewelry by an Impressive Designer (GIVEAWAY INCLUDED)


A recent trip to Dose Market led to my discovery of local accessory designer, Nora Nieves and her jewelry line, My nOma.

Nora, who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), creates abstract pieces with a mix of unconventional materials. Some prime examples include bracelets dipped in resin and accentuated with colorful cords and metal beads; rings and earrings laced with Czech beads, ribbons and gold-filled or aluminum wire; and necklaces constructed with rope, chains and plumbing metal.


Nora’s use of vibrant colors makes her collection appealing to those who seek to make a bold statement. Add in the unique shapes (peep the Electric Neon Bracelets and the Deep Water Necklace), and it becomes quite obvious that My nOma is pushing the boundaries within the accessories world.

Clearly, My nOma has won me over. However, it is Nora’s personality and character that completely sealed the deal. After a brief meeting over coffee, I learned that Nora is truly passionate about her craft and doesn’t mind using her talent to help others. She’s partnered with other emerging designers for their lookbook photo shoots and spends a great deal of time with the After School Matters program as a jewelry instructor to local public school students. Isn’t it great when a designer’s persona is as impressive as her work?

If you want to meet Nora and check out her designs in person, make your way to the My nOma trunk show this weekend (click here for details) or Dose Market next month.


Now that I’ve got you excited about My nOma and the woman behind the brand, here’s where it gets even better. Nora has graciously offered to give away one of her V-Flow necklaces (below) to a ChiTown Fashionista reader!


Rope, metallic ribbon, metal rings and a plumbing metal V connector all work together within this conversation piece. And now you have a chance to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind, wearable art.


Here’s how to enter:*

Leave a comment letting me know why My nOma appeals to you. Simple, right?


For additional entries:

1. Follow ChiTown Fashionista on Twitter or Facebook.

2. Follow My nOma on Twitter or Facebook.



A winner has been selected!






Congratulations to Gisella on winning the V-Flow necklace by My nOma!

Thanks to everyone that entered. There are more giveaways to come, so keep ChiTown Fashionista bookmarked!


*Giveaway ends Thursday, November 1 at 11:59 PM (CST). Winner will be selected at random.


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About The Author

Nikia Jefferson

Nikia Jefferson is the Founder and Editor of ChiTown Fashionista and has always had an affinity for shoes and shopping, in general. In addition to addressing fashion trends and her latest obsessions, Nikia promotes the remarkable, yet underexposed, local shops and designers she encounters in Chicago and beyond. Deemed as ‘the enabler of fashion consumption’, Nikia works to captivate the hearts of fellow shopaholics by featuring the unique treasures found during her shopping adventures.

Your Comments

21 Comments so far

  1. Samantha Tedesco says:

    I love My nOma because its style is ethnic and chic!

  2. Samantha Tedesco says:

    I Follow ChiTown Fashionista on Twitter : @samanthatedesco

  3. Samantha Tedesco says:

    I Follow My nOma on Twitter

  4. Erika B. says:

    Hi I love this necklace! It appeals to me because I am a fashion blogger and I love all things fun and unique like this piece!

    BTW, followed both on FB and Twitter 🙂 xo

  5. Michelle Miner says:

    Lovely pieces !! I own a couple of them and they are definitely eye stopping !!

  6. Laura Coral Robles says:

    I just love this particular line because is a reflection of individuality, uniqueness & eclectically… qualities I think describes the actual modern woman. Woman with strong views, knowing the visual statement they want to project, and are remembered by every time they come out to the world.

  7. Tabitha says:

    I love these pieces because they’re unique, bold and can say so much about someone’s personality.

    Follow you on Twitter and FB (obvi!) 🙂

  8. Mikal Sutherlin says:

    I love the use of color in these pieces. Very nice!

  9. Sarah says:

    Nora is such an inspiration and her line, My nOma, is hot, hot, hot!

    With bold colors and unusual/industrial materials, each piece of jewelry is a statement about the wearer that says, “I’m young. I’m fun. I’m kick-ass!” (Or at least that’s how I feel when I wear My nOma!)

  10. WhenSarahSmiles says:

    I love the non-traditional materials used – would give a unique punch to any business outfit. And a great conversation piece.

    Following on twitter. : )

  11. Celeste says:

    Everything is so unique + makes a statement!

  12. Hanna says:

    She is very talented! I like her work because it’s truly creative- not another jeweled owl on a cheap chain.
    P.s- your tag line made me laugh!

  13. Camille says:

    I love this line because bold color and contrast can compliment both solids and prints. Also, I believe bold colors look great against any skin color.

  14. Heidi Jeffs says:

    I love this piece because is so simple and strong. I love My nOma because her work is a endless of creativity and surprise.

  15. Mariana Bruno says:

    I love wearing My nOma because I feel I can conquer the world! I own a lot of pieces and everytime I wear them someone stops me to compliment them. You feel even more proud of your pieces, when even men stop you to ask about them because (in their words) “they are so cool” 🙂

    No matter what is your style or how do you feel on a certain day (and we change moods a lot), there is a My nOma piece that will make you shine 😉

  16. Gisella says:

    Simply… love it!!!! it’s unique, extravagant and modern art pieces… I wear them with casual and formal attires. Can’t wait to see new winter neckless 🙂

  17. Paola Cartay says:

    I love my Noma because is unique and chic

  18. Sandra Bimblich says:

    I love my Noma 🙂

  19. Sandra Evans says:

    I love My nOMa jewelry very beautiful. The v-flow necklace is simply unique and colorful. I would love to win it. Keep up the good work Ms. Nieves.

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