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
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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
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Last weekend I had a group of art enthusiasts come to my studio for a visit so I could show them what I do and where I work. I wanted everyone to take something home with them as a memento of the visit – I love mementos! So I came up with the idea of imprinting parts of the Autumn poem I had written recently onto small organic shaped pieces of copper I had cut out and then I patinated (coloured)them. There were 26 pieces in all and on the back I imprinted the letter of the alphabet – in the order the pieces sat in the poem. I invited each person to take a couple of pieces and I asked them to write down the wording on the pieces they had taken in the book I had supplied. It was fun and I really enjoyed the delight they took in choosing the words that were right for them!
Down by the estuary I can smell Autumn
It’s in the air clean and sharp
I imagine the birds are rejoicing now
lined up by the shore
calling their songs to the waiting wind
With the Summer sun burning away
soon we’ll be left
with morning dew, falling leaves and the
intoxicating smell of Autumn
Deanna Gracie ©
Once they had departed I looked at the pieces left behind and wondered what I’d do with them. So yesterday I sat down and jiggled around with the words until they resembled another poem. My challenge was to use only the words I had and all of them – I didn’t want to leave any out!
Here is what I’m left with – A poem of sorts…..
I can smell Autumn
It’s in the air
and moist with morning dew
The birds are rejoicing now
calling their songs of Autumn
we’ll be left with the Summer sun
burning away soon………
Deanna Gracie ©
Thanks for visiting
Deanna Gracie : – )