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:
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.