Frida’s love of mystery, of the ancient world and for the life force itself that shows in each piece of her hand-made jewellery. Curious and open, she learns from each new environment she explores, allowing rare insights into a myriad of cultures and bringing an infusion of diverse influences to her work.
"Bespoke costume jewellery is an extremely powerful and visible tool of personal expression. It’s immensely satisfying to design with innovative materials that give voice to the inner essences of both the material and wearer,” says Frida. “I want people to feel they are adorned with something that has a story.”
Frida understands a woman's torso as sublime beauty. So her pieces wrap and drape, adorning the female form. "I find that the slender sinuous curve of the neck garlanded with bold unpolished brass has an intoxicating effect."
Her pieces encompass an ever-growing range of materials including antique trinkets, semi-precious stones, rare beads, plaited leather, copper, antique silver and other unique objects found during her travels through dusty markets.
1998, Interior Design, Blakes Collage, London/United Kingdom
AWARDS AND PRIZES
2017/2018, Bronze Award, A´Design Award & Competition
2018/2019, Iron award, A´Design Award & Competition
2019, Silver Award, Novum Design Award
Multifunctional Dog Collar
This is not only a Dog Collar, it is a Dog Collar with a detachable necklace. Frida is using a very nice quality leather with solid brass buckle, D ring and two smaller D rings rivets with a swivel head. When designing this piece she had to consider a simple secure way of attaching the necklace while the dog is wearing the collar. The collar also had to have a luxurious feel without the necklace.
all images photographer / Luj Deva
This necklace can be worn back to front. I wanted the wearer to be able to enjoy two quite different looks. I tried to carefully consider all parts of the neck and torso, especially the back.
All images: Photographer Helen Karlsson, 2018.
Aphrodite is a necklace that can be worn in three different ways, three very different looks. The aim was to create a piece that covered the whole upper torso. A necklace that could stretch out over the shoulders, in a comfortable, wearable, interesting and attractive way.
Image #1: Photographer Giuseppe D`Alonso, Aphrodite, 2022. Image #2: Photographer Giuseppe D`Alonso, Aphrodite, 2022. Image #3: Photographer Giuseppe D`Alonso, Aphrodite, 2022. Image #4: Photographer Giuseppe D`Alonso, Aphrodite, 2022. Image #5: Photographer Giuseppe D`Alonso, Aphrodite, 2022.