a life creative
Story Behind the Name
Ali is short for Alison. Ali, in Italiano, means wings (hence the dragonfly wings on my logo). Matteini is the Etruscan’s last name and, technically – but not officially – mine… which, by the way, means ‘little mad.’
Probably quite fitting: Little, mad wings.
My business in Australia was originally registered as Kittykatmandoo. That was a difficult name for Italians to pronounce, and it also stemmed from a time I needed to leave behind. It took so long to relaunch the jewellery making here in Italy (3 years), that I felt the name needed to be something a little more Italian to reflect where I live, and the direction I was about to take with regards to my jewellery and art in the land of the masters.