About Me


By Marina Monitto

Welcome to the world of Marina Monitto, designer and founder of Seekelia.
Seekelia makes marvelous handmade Italian jewels inspired by the ancient art of crochet & tatting.
"Art of crochet was a way to relax my mind and spirit during my battle against cancer”.
Marina Monitto was born and raised in a beautiful Baroque city in Sicily, Italy. Seekelia's name has inspired by the ancient people of Sicily, Sicani, and their king Sikelós. Since she was a child, her world was surrounded by the ancient handcrafting embroidery technique and passed on from generation to generation.

"I still remember my grandmother who took me to the convent where nuns taught these precious millenary embroidery traditions." Embroidery is one of the oldest trades of the Sicilian tradition, used in the past to embellish the trousseau of brides.
Marina's studies and profession took her in a different direction, working in the Sales Organization of a large company and living in various countries across Europe and the US.
Linked by a deep feeling of love for her land and the ancient artisan traditions, Marina, during her illness, decides to leave her job and gives life to crocheting handmade Italian jewelry inspired by memories, colors, and traditions of Sicily.

With Seekelia, Marina made a modern interpretation of a millenary tradition.