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Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates

Featured Artist: October 31, 2022 - January 8, 2023
Husband-and-wife jewelry artists Gerry and Melissa Montgomery Rasch met in Idaho (where Gerry is from but Melissa is a Seattle, Washington native) and have spent most of their lives in the Pacific Northwest. A three-year stint in Arizona resulted in their appreciation and enjoyment of Nativ...e American art.

Gerry has worked many careers and is currently in the wine and hospitality industry in the Salem area, currently working in the tasting room at Bjornson Vineyard. He has made furniture from barn wood, and is now making jewelry with beads, lapidary, precious metal clay, polymer clay, driftwood or anything that captures his imagination.

Melissa is currently a Pharmacist at Fred Meyer in Albany, Oregon. She comes from a family of artists and grew up around art. Like Gerry, Melissa spent time working with furniture but instead of building she refinished. Rock hounding while visiting relatives in southern Idaho led her to a strong interest in stones. Beads and wire wrap are now current interests.

Gerry and Melissa have two adult children and make their home in Salem, Oregon.

"I like to make things. My inspiration can come from a trip through the Willamette Valley or a trip to Goodwill. Melissa and I collaborate on pieces and it's an interest that we really enjoy sharing." - Gerry Rasch


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Earrings - Agate (1120-4-59) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Agate earrings, with silver color beads. Do you find it difficult to balance juggling family, work, health, relationships, spirituality, and everything else in your life? Do you feel depleted or burnt-out? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be due for an energetic reassessment of how you spend your time and energy - and an Agate crystal can help you re-evaluate and re-balance your life.
Earrings - Agate (221-4-201) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Agate earrings, with silver color beads. Do you find it difficult to balance juggling family, work, health, relationships, spirituality, and everything else in your life? Do you feel depleted or burnt-out? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be due for an energetic reassessment of how you spend your time and energy - and an Agate crystal can help you re-evaluate and re-balance your life.
Earrings - Black and Red Glass Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Aesthetically powerful, with red's association with and representation of life, vigor, and fire, and black's dark, grounding force.
Earrings - Blue Swirl Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Hand blown glass beads. It's the earth, the ocean, a view from above the earth looking down.
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Earrings - Blue Swirl by Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates
Earrings - Blue/Turquoise Metal Bead (1120-3-9) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Made with glass beads with sterling silver wires. The color turquoise has healing properties that affects the mind and the body.
Earrings - Copper Strip and Copper Disc (1120-3-8) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: These earrings with sterling silver wires have been metal etched. Copper is known to stimulate energy flow.
Earrings - Fine silver with turquoise cabochons Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Sterling silver ear wires
Earrings - Hematite (1120-3-90) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Sterling silver wires. Hematite grounds and protects us. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure.
Earrings - Maroon Silver w/ 4 Beads Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Crimson glass beads and silver-colored metal beads are the colors of nobility. Highlight your noble self with these earrings. Fun note - the metal beads are magnetic!
Earrings - Sapphire in sterling silver Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Sterling silver ear wires
Earrings - Zebra Stone Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Zebra stone and Swarovski crystals, let your wild side show as you embrace the stripes of the beautiful zebra.

Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates

Earrings - Zebra Stone

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Necklace - Amethyst Sage Jasper Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: 16 inch Brass wire-wrapped Amethyst Sage Jasper
Necklace - Amethyst sage picture jasper & wire wrap Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Wire wrap with black cord, looks maybe like a desert scene
Necklace - Azurite Malochite and Copper Pendant
Necklace - Botswana Agate and Copper
Necklace - Brass Wired Petrified Palm Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: 14 inch brass wire wrapped petrified palm
Necklace - Brazilian Agate in Sterling Silver Bezel Pendant Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: 24 inch Brazilian Agate in sterling silver bezel pendant with a beaded necklace.
Necklace - Bronze PMC w/ Blue Glass Highlight Bead Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: 18 inch Bronze PMC with blue glass highlight bead.
Necklace - Bronze PMC w/ Chrysalla Stone Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: 18 inch Bronze PMC with Chrysalla Stone
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Necklace - Bronze PMC w/ Chrysalla Stone by Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates
Necklace - Bruneau Jasper Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Bruneau jasper pendent with picture jasper beads

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Necklace - Bruneau Jasper

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Necklace - Charolite Stone on Copper Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Charolite stone on copper with copper neck ring
Necklace - Copper and Tourmaline Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Copper and Tourmaline necklace
Necklace - Copper PMC with Gibbsite and Druzy Quartz Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Copper PMC with Gibbsite and Druzy Quartz
Necklace - Copper silicate wrapped with copper wire (310-2-204) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Handmade copper clasp on a leather chain finishes off this unique beauty.