Ali Matteini

a life creative

Short and Sweet, Sister and City

Last week I returned from my annual immersion in Firenze, a bit of printmaking, lots of delicious swanning about with my wonderful sisterling, recharging our souls in the gold and silver city. Now I’ve … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sunday Studio Updates: May, May, What Can I Say?

All winter long on the mountain I can’t wait for the eruption of spring. It’s not that I hate winter, but once Christmas, La Fiaccolata and New Year have come … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Saturday Studio: Rings, Earrings & Ouroboros Beginnings

A drizzly, cloudy, drab, non-Antipodean January day outside our window today. But a great day for the studio. I was able to get quite bit done even in between attention seeking attempts … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sunday Studio: Silver and Copper Art Deco Earrings

This week I whipped up some Art Deco style earrings. The half moons are recycled from a copper and fine silver dome that I cut in half, then carved a pair … Continue reading

December 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Saturday Studio…on Monday

This was going to be the first of a weekly Saturday Studio post…and then a Sunday Studio one, which could still exploit some cheesey alliteration. Nope, didn’t happen. But the new … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Month’s Fire Fruit

Fruit of the Studio: Rings and blings and other shiny things. Some brand spanking new jewellery amongst some earlier, revamped faces… Above: alongside the new Fiore copper-accented silver ring, the … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

A life creative, in full swing

August 12, 2015 marked my third year of living in southern Tuscany.   It’s not all been sunflowers, there’s been some downright, far out testing times. But Life, some time … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

My Grandmothers’ Stones

Here’s a few of the stones my grandmother polished about 40 years ago. Actually, I had two stone-lovin’ grandmothers. Hence the seemingly dodgily-place apostrophe, you grammar-pronto fiends. After my last … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

Sharp and Dry, High and Flat

I’ve just returned from England for the second time this month, this time for a funeral, that of my grandmother Irene, the very last of the almighty grannies to go. Three … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 6 Comments

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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
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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
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