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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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Necklace - Copper Wire and Agate w/ Leather Cord Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: 22 inch Copper wire and agate necklace with leather cord and copper clasp.
Necklace - Copper wire wrap w/ Jasper Agate/Copper Pendant Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: 20 inch Copper wire wrap with jasper agate/copper pendant.
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Necklace - Copper wire wrap w/ Jasper Agate/Copper Pendant by Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates
Necklace - Copper Wire-Wrapped Pendent w/ Turquoise Accent Stone Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: 18 inch Copper wire wrapped pendant with Turquoise accent stone
Necklace - Copper Wire-Wrapped Rhyolite Jasper Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Copper wire-wrapped rhyolite jasper on a copper neck ring
Necklace - Coral and Trade Bead w/ Fine Silver Pendant Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: 18 inch Coral and trade bead necklace with fine silver pendant
Necklace - Coral Pendant w/ Copper Neck Ring Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Coral necklace w/ copper neck ring.
Necklace - Dalmatian Jasper Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: 16 inch brass wire wrapped Dalmatian Jasper
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Necklace - Dalmatian Jasper by Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates
Necklace - Dendrite Pendant Pebble Beads
Necklace - Deschutes Picture Jasper Pendant Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: 20 inch Deschutes Picture Jasper pendant with Deschutes picture Jasper beads
Necklace - Dichroic Glass and Copper Pendant Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: 18 inch Dichroic glass and copper pendant
Necklace - Enclosed Jasper in Copper Wire Wrapping Fine Art by artist Gerry and Melissa Rasch, GMR Creates - Description: Jasper enclosed in copper wire wrapping with a cord necklace
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.