Tag Archives: Christchurch jewellery

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.
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Jewellery Show at Skycity July 2010……

Deanna Gracie Contemporary jewellery display Skycity

Thanks to everyone that came to the jewellery show at Skycity! I met some fabulous people and had an awesome time : – ) Some of the comments I received blew me away…..all in all it was a great success! Here’s an image of my display for those that couldn’t make it : – ) I still have few pieces left – check out my website.

Deanna Gracie Contemporary jewellery

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Deanna Gracie :- )

Wedding jewellery….

"Flight" Pendant - Deanna Gracie ©

I seem to be making a lot of wedding/ engagement, commitment jewellery recently. Love is still in the air and all around : – ) I see you thinking rings but no not this time! This time it’s a pendant called “Flight” and was commissioned by a lady from America. She had seen a similar one that I made about three years ago and she wanted one to wear for her June wedding. It’s lovely to know this pendant will be worn on such a special day!

“Flight” Pendant by Deanna Gracie is made by hand from sterling silver, titanium and gold.

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Jewellery Display…

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I took an image of the latest jewellery display I have in ConneXion Gallery at present. I  compared this image with the one I took last year and realized I have much less on display!  Because of my collecting tendencies I find it hard  not to overcrowd – but judging by this photograph I think I have finally  overcome the urge. I’m much happier now with this less is more image : – )

… and here is a small part of the display on the second shelf down from the top : – )

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Deanna Gracie

Shape Jewellery Exhibition – August 2009

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Christchurch artist Deanna Gracie has four new jewellery designs celebrating the beauty of her natural surroundings on display in the ‘Shape’ exhibition at ConneXion Gallery, Upstairs Shop 27 at The Arts Centre of Christchurch during August. “From the River to the Sea” series is rich in colour and texture and is inspired by the meeting of the waterways and tributaries of Christchurch, New Zealand. These waterways eventually all meet at the mouth of the estuary and disperse into the mighty Pacific Ocean. The ocean defines and shapes who we are – we are Islanders surrounded by water in this beautiful land called Aotearoa. “From the River to the Sea” pendant is inspired by nature and crafted by hand from sterling silver, 18ct, 9ct gold and titanium.

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Three Landscape Bracelets (detail) by Deanna Gracie – Featured jewellery design #37

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My favourite part of making jewellery is the end result! I love putting the finishing touches to each piece I make and it’s a fantastic feeling if I’m really happy with the outcome : – ) Hand made jewellery is very labour intensive and I can be working on some pieces for a long time. This has been the case with these three landscape bracelet designs. I’ve finally finished them and I’m really happy with the way they all turned out! On each bracelet, every component is cut out by hand and then using layering techniques, I solder different metals to create a different “scene” from nature to each one. Some “scenes” are quite representational and some more imagined. A Carpenters song inspires the smallest bracelet and I’ve named it “Extraordinary Interplanetary Bracelet”. It’s fun to imagine what textures and colours you’d see if you were floating far above the world…..

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