Ali Matteini

a life creative

Tours Truly, Tuscany and The Printmaking Sisters

In conjunction with Anne-Maree, my friend of 20 years, we have fledged our Italo-Australian company, Tours Truly, Tuscany. We invite artists and writers from Australia to come and teach in … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sunday Studio: Pendants & Rings & other shiny things

Lots of firefruit from the studio this weekend, so I’ve made two posts [after all, every Ouroboros requires her own]. Three rings from recycled silver and copper:   And a pendant made … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Studio Saturday: Finished Ouroboros Ring

Resizable double-headed Ouroboros Ring in patinated sterling silver. Made by hand here in Tuscany. A Presto, Cheers and Ciao, Ali 🙂

January 17, 2016 · 1 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

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

Sterling Silver Tags

I spent yesterday afternoon and evening in Ken’s studio, finishing off the commemorative gifts for the Tuscan writing tour group members…and they’re now at last burnished bright and ready to … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sterling Silver and Copper Fox

This fox – handmade with much love by moi from copper and sterling silver – will be bundled up and heading to its new owner tomorrow.

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Out of the Studio

I spent the morning drafting poetry… …followed by drawing practise at Ken’s… …and during afternoon and evening I tinkered in my studio, making trinkets. All in all, a day well … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

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