Ali Matteini

a life creative

About & Contact

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A lover of woven words, silver, insects, eels, felines, fractals, molten metal, colour, wine, line & space…

I’m a jewellery maker, artist, writer, poet, designer, teacher and translator.

Image of Ali by Robin Ezra ©

Image of Ali by Robin Ezra ©

In August 2012 I skipped out of the garden variety easy-life-half-lived in Australia to come to the Monte Amiata region in Southern Tuscany and I haven’t looked back too much 😉

I make a living by creating things – from metal, from recycled materials, from words – and, as I’m bilingual, also from teaching and translating.

Want to get in touch? Use the form below; I’d love to hear from you, especially if you’re not a robot and/or selling me SEO.

3 comments on “About & Contact

  1. Julie Mundy
    April 28, 2012

    I love your blog Kitty Katmandoo – and your art too! Am intrigued by your blog name though …. we have a cat which my young son named Tiger Lily Kit Kat (Kt Kat for short), so it makes me smile when I see your blog!

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    • kittykatmandoo
      April 29, 2012

      Hi Julie Funny you should say that, as the name came about through calling the cats by their spontaneous nicknames (they probably own about 9 each, one for each of their lives). Kittybing, Dingkitty, Blingning, Fingerdish, Tettenman…Katmanikin. It evolved from there. Weird way of coming up with a business name, I know 😉

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    • kittykatmandoo
      April 29, 2012

      …and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog 😉

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Reticulated and patinated, chased and engraved, organic and classic, silver is my favourite animal. Photos by @gabrielsimkoo . . . . #artisanjewellery #artisanjewelry #ringoftheday #repousse #buyauthentic #silversmith #metalsmith #jewelleryblogger #handcrafted #ladysmith #tuscanyjewellery #jewellerymaker #australianintuscany #girlswhoplaywithfire #trinkets #talismans #instasmithy #jewelryonline #tuscanjewellery #chasedsilver #weddingrings #jewelrygram #anello #schmuckdesign #sterlingsilver #puresilver #925 #artisan #rings #sphinx
Collana di #agata e #argento925 #neckwear #necklace #agate #silver #jewelry
Commission: necklace in sterling silver #sterlingsilver #jewelry #collana #neckwear #necklaceoftheday #gioielliartigianali #alimatteini #girlswhoplaywithfire
Things with wings are my favourite things. #sterlingsilver #handcut #handetched #argento #wings #alì #alimatteini #studiosantafiora #girlswhoplaywithfire #collana #necklaceoftheday #necklace #madeinitaly #tuscanyjewellery #autralianintuscany #santafiora #handmadejewelry
Wedding rings ready to be shipped. These are in sterling silver, with an opal from an old ring, reset and ready. Always a pleasure to make commissions such as these. I really love my work ✨💍✨💍✨ . . . . #artisanjewellery #artisanjewelry #ringoftheday #weddingrings #weddingbands #opal #buyauthentic #silversmith #metalsmith #handcrafted #ladysmith #tuscanyjewellery #jewellerymaker #australianintuscany #girlswhoplaywithfire #trinkets #talismans #instasmithy #jewelryonline #tuscanjewellery #shophandmade #jewelrygram #anello #schmuckdesign #sterlingsilver #brass #copper #artisan #rings #fede
Un branco di bracciali || a brace of bangles. These are unisex, varying sizes, handmilled and forged from brass here in my studio at Santa Fiora #brass #ottone #gioielliartigianali #santafiora #studiosantafiora #alimatteini #jewellerymaker #bangles #bracelets #bracciali #martellato #handmadeinitaly
@monikamartellini_ @silvermatteini @studiosantafiora @matteiniali #artandjewelry #gioielliartigianali #tuscany #santafiora ❤️🌞
Get yourself some handmade in Tuscany sparkle! Everything in store has been discounted with FREE SHIPPING for the rest of June and all of July. Link to the shop is in the bio of @silvermatteini . . . . #jewellery #design #jewellerydesign #gioielli #jewelry #necklace #bracelet #ring #silver #sterlingsilver #copper #preciousmetals #handmade #metals #firenze #australianintuscany #gioielliartigianali #tuscany #santafiora #handmadejewelry
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