Fríða will exhibit a new jewellery collection which is inspired by two carved boards. These boards are from the 17th century and were located in Árneskirkju in Strandir (Westfjords).
Fríða received a grant from Hönnunarmiðstöð, which helped her to develop her vision for this collection.
The jewellery collection is inspired by two carved boards that were located in Árneskirkju in Strandir during the 17th century. They have been in the possession of The National Museum of Iceland from 1869. These boards depict fantastical stories like a walrus, birds, and a mermaid that have captured a man and a dragon with a human head in its mouth. The collection will be made up of rings, necklaces, and earrings in silver with selected pieces made in gold.
The choice of subject for this collection is very personal to Fríða. It just so happened that Fríða came across an advertisement for a lecture about superstition and magic at The National Museum of Iceland where these carved boards were pictured. Something about them really caught her attention and she went to go see them in person at the museum and she knew instantly upon seeing them that this would be the inspiration for her new collection. When Fríða read the text description beside them, she learned that the boards originated from the area where her fathers side of the family originated from, Trékyllisvík, and where her grandparents now lay to rest. She had a feeling that her grandmother was calling her to create this collection and she could not ignore the many signs that brought her to these special carved boards.