New Blog at http://www.nzjewellerydesign.com/news-blog

Exciting things have been happening behind the scenes at Deanna Gracie Contemporary Jewellery…. a brand new website which is AWESOME!

CONTEMPORARY HAND MADE JEWELLERY BY NEW ZEALAND DESIGNER DEANNA GRACIE

View unique New Zealand designer jewellery and learn more about how precious metals and gorgeous gemstones are coaxed by hand into amazing pieces of wearable art. Deanna Gracie provides an individual service, with an emphasis on quality, working with you to help choose or create a piece of jewellery that is just right for you. Come back regularly to explore the gallery and discover a world where jewellery and art fuse.

Which means I have decided to keep my website and blog all in one place  at http://www.nzjewellerydesign.com/news-blog  so I will no longer be updating this wordpress blog. So now in one place you will be able to find all my latest designs of nature inspired contemporary jewellery at  http://www.nzjewellerydesign.com

If you sign up to my newsletter on the homepage – you will be able to stay updated with invitations to exhibition openings, new work and sneak peeks behind the scenes in the studio at Deanna Gracie Contemporary Jewellery.

I’ll look forward to your visit!

Aroha Deanna Gracie XX

 

 

 

Red to the Black Expo in Wellington July 2nd and 3rd 2011

Landscape Ring - Deanna Gracie ©

I will be at the Red to the Black expo http://www.handsupwellington.co.nz in Wellington at the TSB Bank arena over the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd. My Stand number is 48. More than 80 extraordinary Christchurch businesses will be there for this unique retail experience and every dollar spent goes back into helping rebuild Christchurch businesses. Alongside my collection of nature inspired jewels saved from my gallery after the February earthquake, I’ll also have some gorgeous, brand new, never before seen landscape rings like the one pictured above created by hand from sterling silver, red gold and pink tourmaline. Call in to Stand 48 and say hi – I’d love to see you.
http://www.Deanna.co.nz
Deanna Gracie X

ArtOpportunity George Hotel 27th – 29th May

Things are starting to happen again

Waiting For Migration Pendant © Deanna Gracie

I will have three pieces of jewellery from my “Drifting” series in ArtOpportunity – a multi media exhibition by Christchurch artists at the George Hotel, Park Terrace, Christchurch this weekend. The exhibition runs from 2pm – 8pm Friday 27th May with the official grand opening at 5pm and then runs until Sunday 29th May. I will be there on Saturday 28th May from 1pm – 4pm and would love to see you! It’s wonderful to have art back in the city again even if it is only for a short time – Art feeds the soul : – )

Image as pictured – “Waiting For Migration Pendant”- Stg silver, titanium, gold

http://www.Deanna.co.nz
Thanks for visiting!

Deanna Gracie

A fabulous editorial in Zest today…

Thanks Zest and thanks Kim Triegaardt for the fabulous editorial in Zest today….

and thanks for visiting – Deanna Gracie : – )

Just for fun a caricature…

Check out Alana Moffatts facebook page – Rotten Dollies http://www.facebook.com/RottenDollies?sk=wall I did and she created a fabulous caricature for me….Before and after – pretty good isn’t it? Thanks Alana : – )

New Landscape Ring Commission – April 2011

Landscape ring view 1

Landscape ring view 2


This handmade landscape ring is now winging it’s way to a lovely lady in Australia. The brief was to design and create a ring that incorporated the ocean, the koru and a puriri leaf or blossom – in sterling silver with perhaps copper or lapis lazuli added – this is what I came up with in the end – I’m pretty wrapped with how it turned out : – )
To start of the design process I begin by drawing lots of different ideas – some I develop further and others fall by the wayside which is always part of the process. Below are just a few of the ideas that I came up with when designing this ring and I feel they show  a lot of promise – I’ll develop these  further still so they become workable pieces of jewellery : – )

Created from my heart and by my hand – no two pieces of jewellery can ever exactly the same…..
click here to visit my website to see some more of my ring designs

Thanks for visiting!

Deanna Gracie X

LAND AND SEA online exhibition – 2011

Image as pictured “Waiting For Migration Pendant” by Deanna Gracie©

Dear friends and clients, I would like to invite you to visit my new exhibition LAND AND SEA now showing online. Land and Sea celebrates the ever-changing beauty of my natural surroundings. I love working in precious metals and gemstones to create tactile and colourful, wearable works of art, which reference the organic shapes and colours I find in nature. The pieces in this exhibition were destined to be on show in ConneXion Gallery, the beautiful new space we designed at the Arts centre in Christchurch. Unfortunately due to the earthquake that hit our city on February 22nd and after being open for only two and a half weeks – it is now still closed. It was a hard blow to lose two galleries in five months. I’m still passionate about creating unique, contemporary jewellery and will be on the look out for another exciting opportunity to showcase my creations. LAND AND SEA allows you to easily see the detail of my works in a gallery space. There is a small UNITY 3D player that is easier than Flash to install. Once installed my exhibition will automatically load and play.

Kind Regards Deanna Gracie

You can also view and purchase my collection online at Deanna Gracie Contemporary Jewellery

I welcome enquiries and studio visits are still available by appointment – email me at info@Deanna.co.nz

Thanks for visiting!

Deanna Gracie