Ali Matteini

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Silversmithery of the past – Ouroboros

Thought I’d run a series of posts highlighting a few of my past shiny works with the story behind them.

I’ll start with the popular Ouroboros series…

Ouroboros Photos and a Blog Without Much Gusto

Sterling silver pendant commission image #1. This was my very first Etsy commission. It went to live in New York.

Ouroboros Photos and a Blog Without Much Gusto

Sterling silver pendant commission image #2

One Ouroboros Ring, as per Request...

Sterling silver double Ouroboros ring commission image #1. Second commission ever outside of friends and family!!) This guy was one heavy python and a half, crossing over his body in a condensed figure 8 to bite his tail. Pein beaten and burnished, he picked up sticks and now lives the American dream.

One Ouroboros Ring, as per Request...

Sterling silver double Ouroboros ring commission image #2

One Ouroboros Ring, as per Request...

Sterling silver double Ouroboros ring commission image #3

Saturday Silversmithery - The Completed Ouroboros Ring

Sterling silver double Ouroboros crossover ring with patina image #1. This guy followed hot on the heels of the first commission. He also went to America to live. A little finer than the first one. I cant decide which I prefer – even now – they each turned out so completely unique.

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Sterling silver double Ouroboros crossover ring with patina image #2

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Sterling Silver Dragon Ouroboros Pendant image #1. A commission for the son of my bosses in Australia & one of the last items I made before coming to Italy. Symmetrical pretzel loop form.

 

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Crocodile Face. Sterling Silver Dragon Ouroboros Pendant image #2

 

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Wings and Things. Sterling Silver Dragon Ouroboros Pendant image #3

 

I will be streamlining my website and Etsy from March in conjunction with the new studio. Stay tooooned…

 

 

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