Hi hi,

Here is something inspiring for a Thursday afternoon:

Yet another project from the blooming Icelandic jewellery design scene, Twin Within is a collaboration between sisters Áslaug Iris and Kristin Mariella Fridjónsdóttir, who both have a background in art, music and design.

Handmade from fishing ropes, shock cords, latex and rubber tubes as well as pluming hardware, the necklaces are sewn and glued together.

The collection is called The City Collection, with pieces representing different metropolis around the world.

See below for Berlin.


Helsinki (above) and Madrid (below)


Paris (above) and Cairo (below)


To be honest I have always had a hard time finding jewelry I like. I love chunky, original jewelry made from surprising materials. My favorite jewelry for a while was a chocker necklace made from a king cobra snake skeleton, which I bought in a biker store on eBay! So, creating jewelry that I love and would wear was in itself quite challenging and very exciting at the same time. I couldn’t be happier with the results.




I have been collecting interesting jewelry for a while now. Mostly ethnic jewelry and nice designs that catch my eye. I’m especially interested in the sphere of art-jewelry and art objects. The space where art meets design. In fact I was searching for materials for an installation that I was working on last winter when I saw the latex tubes that we use in our pieces, the colorful ropes and shock cords. All I could think of was how great they would look as jewelry. So that’s how it all began.

Áslaug studied Fine Art and graduated from the Icelandic Art academy in 2006 and went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2009. Upon her graduation, she moved to Seattle and has since been working as an artist and graphic designer.

Kristín is a violinist. Having studied both in Iceland and at Temple University in Philadelphia, she has also toured the Fashion Weeks of the world promiting Icelandic design.

Images courtesy of Twin Within