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Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates

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 Native 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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Necklace - Glass Beads w/ Metal accent (1120-5-25) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Simply stated and ready for the casual day or evening or even work. Brown represents wholesomeness and earthiness. While it might be considered a little on the dull side, it represents steadfastness, simplicity, friendliness, dependability, and health.
Necklace - Golden Amphibolite with wire wrap Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Wire wrap, gold color stone Bronzite or "Golden Amphibolite", black cord
Necklace - Green moss agate with copper wire wrap Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Wire wrap, hand-crafted clasp on black leather cord.
Necklace - Hematite with black and white dalmation jasper pendant
Necklace - Lapis & Pumice (221-12-159) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Pumice stone gives us strength and courage, allowing us stability through times of change. It provides guidance and understanding in situations where we may need to "bounce back". A calming stone, it is very useful in dissipating anger.
Necklace - Lapis Crystal (221-8-155) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Lapis is used in many cultures and religion to heal and cure physical health. It is believed to balance energy within the body.
Necklace - Lapis Pendant w/ Metal and Lapis Beads Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Lapis necklace pendant on strand of metal beads and lapis beads.
Necklace - Malachite w/ Green and Silver Beads
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Necklace - Malachite w/ Green and Silver Beads by Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates
Necklace - Morrisonite jasper & carnerro agate with fine silver pendant Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Sterling silver neck ring.
Necklace - Multi-colored w/ Orange-Blue Beads Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: This playful multi-color necklace is alive with color. It would go with many colors schemes.
Necklace - Noreena jasper pendant w/ sterling silver bail Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Sterling silver bail and sterling silver neck ring.
Necklace - Opal Cabochon w/ Fine Silver Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Sterling silver neck ring
Necklace - Owyhee Picture Jasper (1120-2-133) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Jasper gemstones help balance emotional energies in the body. They are known to possess great healing and metaphysical properties, that are comforting, relaxing, and protective.
Necklace - Owyhee Picture Jasper (1120-5-154) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Jasper gemstones help balance emotional energies in the body. They are known to possess great healing and metaphysical properties, that are comforting, relaxing, and protective.
Necklace - Petrified wood wrapped with copper wire (310-2-203) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Handmade copper clasp on a leather chain finishes off this unique beauty.
Necklace - Picasso Jasper, glass & copper color beads (1120-6-16) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Necklace is made with Picasso Jasper, glass and copper-color beads and a copper bail. There is a lot going on in Picasso Jasper with all its colors and patterns, so it's no surprise this is a versatile stone with plenty of metaphysical properties. Picasso jasper is said to make for an excellent meditation stone. Some people value Picasso jasper for its ability to renew lost friendships or to help guide during relationship transitions. This stone is said to promote inner clarity and interpretation of one's own thoughts.
Necklace - Picasso Picture Jasper w/ Agate & Wooden Beads (1120-4-116) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Picasso Jasper necklace with Beads. Jasper, The Healing Properties of Jasper Gemstones that are Mind-blowing. Jasper gemstones help balance emotional energies in the body. They are known to possess great healing and metaphysical properties, that are comforting, relaxing, and protective.
Necklace - Picasso Picture Jasper w/ Blue Green Beads Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Picasso Jasper necklace with Blue Green beads. Jasper, The Healing Properties of Jasper Gemstones that are Mind-blowing. Jasper gemstones help balance emotional energies in the body. They are known to possess great healing and metaphysical properties, that are comforting, relaxing, and protective.
Necklace - Picture Jasper & wire wrap w/ copper bail Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Biggs, Oregon picture jasper
Necklace - Turquoise and white bead necklace with turquoise focal point (1120-8-21) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Turquoise and white bead necklace with turquoise focal point. Turquoise helps you to be mindful of the present moment, and enhances self-expression and communication.
Necklace - Variscite, Howlite, & Green Agate w/ copper bail (1120-9-20) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Variscite from Utah, White Howlite, Green chip natural stone and copper accents with a handcrafted copper bail.
Necklace - White agate with Dendrites pendant, smokey quarts and brass beads Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Wire wrapped with smokey quartz and brass beads. 20" brass wire.
Necklace - Willow creek jasper pendant Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Wire wrap, and on sterling silver neck ring.
Necklace/Earrings set - Copper Beads w/ Pearls (1120-4-57) Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: This necklace and earrings set (earrings include sterling silver wires) are made of copper beads with pearls. Pearl signifies faith, charity and innocence. It enhances personal integrity and helps to provide a focus to ones attention. Pearl symbolizes purity and is known as a "stone of sincerity".