Tag Archives: Christchurch jeweller

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!


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




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 : – )

Exhibition at City Gallery, Invercargill 30th April – 26th May 2010

I will have 20 pieces of precious wearables on display in “The Nature of Artistry” exhibition which opens tonight at 6.30pm at City Gallery, 28 Don Street, Invercargill. From Realism to Abstract, Surrealism to Maori history, paintings to jewellery, this exhibition is a divine collaboration of works new to Southland. Featuring portraits by Deidre Copeland, artworks in a variety of media by Colin Higgins, Mary Foley, Ben Ho, Fiona Goulding, Brian C Strong and jewellery by Deanna Gracie.

I hope you can make it!

Thanks Deanna Gracie : – )

Image as pictured is one of my pieces on display during this exhibition – Landscape Ring #1 made from my hand and with my heart in sterling silver, 18ct gold and green tourmaline ©

Featured jewellery design #47

Oak Leaf Brooch by Deanna Gracie ©


Down by the estuary I can smell Autumn

It’s in the air clean and sharp

and moist

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 ©

Pictured image is of an oak leaf brooch I have created – inspired by nature and crafted by hand in sterling silver and heat patinated copper.
Thanks for visiting!

Bay Harbour News Article….September 2009

Samantha Carstens a reporter from Bay Harbour News came to my studio last week for an interview : – ) Samantha has written a lovely article about my work and also captured a nice image of me (I’m not photogenic) down by the estuary on a very windy day! Like most artists I’m used to making beautiful things – but I’m not so used to talking about them : – )

Thanks for visiting!

Deanna Gracie


Featured jewellery design #42


Featured jewellery design #42 is a bracelet cuff from my ‘Over Land and Sea’ series. This solid sterling cuff, inspired by nature and crafted by hand is imprinted with a beautiful feather design. The feather was collected from Southshore beach on one of my daily walks and the cuff is also embellished with a cluster of amethyst cabochons set in sterling and red gold :- )

Just like the migrating birds who inspired this piece and visit Southshore each year from the other side of the world – it will also soon be winging it’s way on a return journey across the world as a gift to my very dear friend: -)

Thanks for visiting! – Deanna Gracie