New York-based Icelandic designer Jóhanna Methúsalemsdóttir of Kria based this collection of jewellery on the shapes of cod fish bones.
Cast in silver and brass, the Cod Collection includes earrings and pendants on silver cable-chain.
Here are some more details from Kria:
Introducing the Cod Collection by Kria, a study of the form of a fish which has sustained the designer’s culture.
From a discarded skeleton, Kria extracts details in Nature to create objects with which one can ritualise and project their imagination.
The Kria jewellery collection is handmade by Jóhanna Methúsalemsdóttir in New York City.
This continues a theme from previous collections of exploring ritualism with objects collected from the shores of Iceland and North America and re-imagining artifacts in a continuing veneration of natural form and the spirituality they evoke - the abdomen shell of a crayfish, the vertebrae of a transoceanic migratory bird, the bud of a flowering tree branch, the teeth of sheep, the lost talon of a barn owl - with mysticism and magic inherent in the human existence.
The inspiration for Kria was found on a black lava beach in eastern Iceland in 2006 when Jóhanna Methúsalemsdóttir found a skeleton of an artic tern, or Kria in Icelandic, nestled in the sand.
With the birth of her second daughter soon after came the birth of the Kria collection in 2007.
Above: large silver cod opercle on 16” silver cable-chain
Above: silver cod articular on 28” silver cable-chain
Above: large silver and brass opercle on silver cable-chain
Above: brass cod articular on 28” silver cable-chain
Above: brass cod dentary on 18” silver cable-chain
Above: silver cod opercle on 20” cable-chain
Above: two brass cod branchiostegal on 22” silver cable-chain
Above: silver and brass dentary earrings
Above: medium brass cod dentary on 22” silver cable-chain