Category Archives: Exhibitions

New Blog at

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


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  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

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 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.
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
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 : – )

Canterbury – Our Place Exhibition 8th Feb – 6th March 2011

I will have some jewellery on display in the Canterbury – Our Place Exhibition. Image as pictured is Alluvion Necklace #1 © Deanna Gracie – made by my hand and from my heart in sterling silver, ancient Afghanistani glass beads and greywacke from Birdlings Flat.

Here is the press release:

The Arts in Oxford Gallery is hosting a Mixed Media exhibition for members of Arts Canterbury Inc. providing the opportunity for Canterbury artists to come together and showcase their art. Interest from artists was high with entries of sculpture, textiles, pottery, photography, pastels, painting, drawing, mixed media, jewellery and glasswork. The public is urged to support this exhibition showing work of an extremely high standard from artists throughout Canterbury.

“Canterbury – Our Place” runs from the 8th February to 6th March from Tuesdays to Sundays between 10am and 4pm at Arts in Oxford Gallery, 68 Main Street, Oxford, North Canterbury.

ConneXion Gallery is now Open….January 28th – 2011

Well after much planning, patience, eager anticipation and great excitement….drum roll I am happy to say the brand new ConneXion Gallery is now open! You will be able to find my jewellery in our wonderful, light, gorgeous space in the Registry Additions Building – next to the market square at the Arts Centre of Christchurch. Well what a roller coaster of a road it’s been! Would I do it all again….YES! Call in and see me most Thursdays and some weekend days. I’ll look forward to your visit

Deanna Gracie : – )

ConneXion gallery looking into the gallery from the paved area outside.

ConneXion Gallery

Standing just inside the doorway of the gorgeous, new gallery.

Connexion Gallery #2

Thanks for visiting!

Deanna Gracie

New Works on Display at ConneXion Gallery, Christchurch – August 2010

I have four lovely, new jewellery designs on display in the latest exhibition at ConneXion Gallery, upstairs in the Arts Centre of Christchurch during August. One of the pieces is a necklace made from ancient glass Afghanistani beads, interspersed with small handmade silver beads and sparkling, tiny glass beads. The gorgeous and varied colours within each bead of this necklace remind me of Papatuanuku – Earth Mother. Another piece in the exhibition – “New Beginnings pendant” was inspired by a perfect leaf I found beneath a tree on one of my walks recently. I achieved the beautiful, iridescent colours on the sterling silver and raising gilding metal with extreme heat. The four evocative pieces in the exhibition, reminiscent of nature have all been created in natural earth tones. Made from my heart and with my hand no two pieces of jewellery can ever be exactly the same.
Deanna Gracie Contemporary jewellery
Thanks for visiting!

Deanna Gracie ©