I was born in Italy and attended the Art School in Turin. After that I traveled all over Asia to experience different cultures and learn from them. When I arrived in Bali I was fascinated by local artisans who were crocheting traditional ornaments with long strings of metals using a forgotten ancient technique. I knew this was what I looked for to manifest my signature jewelry line using this ancient weaving method.
Milena ZU jewelry is all hand crocheted stitch-by-stitch using fine metal wires of different types: silver, copper, brass, steel, and combined with gems, crystals, and pearls. I also like to oxidize and plate the metals to give them a unique look that can reach all kinds of women. Through my jewels I wish to encourage women of any age to express themselves by integrating their true feminine powers and talents.