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Designs by R Merder

Amber Tulips

I am just in love with these Czech Buttons. This is the third type I have worked with so far and by far the fav. When wrapped in the Vintaj...
Components: Czech Glass button Czech glass fire polished raspberry rondells Czech Glass bronze with gold fire polished table cut beads Vintaj ladder chain Vintaj findings and jump rings Vintaj daisy bead caps Vintaj hook and eye clasp


Southwest Flair

Little bit of southwest flair. This one was more inspired by the blue Jasper. It just looks great with this Vintaj ring!
Components: Vintaj Ring (hole punched) Vintaj chain and findings Blue Jasper rondells Tierra Cast spacers in bronze


Filigree Button Necklace

This is really a colorful and vibrant piece of wearable art. I love the square Czech button swirling with colors of turqoise, orange, green,...
Components: Vintaj chain Vintaj Findings Vintaj clasp Vintaj filigree Czech glass button and beads


Displays for consigned pieces

Some displays I have made or put together for local shops - consignment displays. Currently for sale at Elements in Jasper, IN and Purple Plum in...


Booth Display- RLMerder Designs

This was my booth design at the last craft show un Huntingburg Indiana


Antique Bike Shop

This piece was created using a graphic sticker by Tim Holtz. I razored and distressed the edges before using antiquing stain around the outside....
Components: Vintaj Chain Vintaj findings Vintaj filigree 22 ga craft wire in antique brass finish Czech Glass beads Freshwater pearls


Spring into Fall

This piece was kind of a work in process. I just learned some wire forming tecniques and wanted to play around with them. I named this 'Spring into...
Components: 18g wire in antique brass Czech Glass 4mm rounds Czech Glass Maple leaf beads Vintaj chain and findings


Grampa's old tree

This piece is really special as it includes a cabochon hand painted by a friend of mine (SV Caligraphy). This piece reminds me of my grandparents...
Components: Cabochon from SV Caligraphy Vintaj filigree, chain, findings Czech Glass maple leaf beads and crystals


Copper and 'a green thumb'

This is my newest addition in learning techniques. Wood pendents with nostalgic pictures clear coated on. I named this piece 'Copper and a green...
Components: Copper chain and findings Czech Glass beading Wood rectangle tag Nostalgic pictures from Tim Holtz line Stain and distress around the edges to create antique effect before coating and adhesive


Plum Orchard

My parents have always had a variety of fruit trees and I always remember the pink flowering plum trees. I especially remember how happy the honey...
Components: Vintaj tree, Vintaj Chain, Vintaj tiny bee charms (2), Vintaj flying bird connector, Vintaj bead Caps, Vintaj jump rings and pins. Also – Czech glass beads, Ranger patinas, Silk ribbon.


Aurora Damask

My inspiration: A picture of northern lights in Alaska in winter. The picture is very vivid with Blues and Green lights, with hits of gold,...
Components: I used all Vintaj hardware, chain, blanks, Vintaj deco emboss Lily Damask folder, Vintaj press, along with Czech glass beading, Swelligant Patina in green gold, metal sealant, and blue/ green / gold silk ribbon woven into the chain.


Denim and Stone

Blue, Cream, and Chocolate shell pearls with assorted natural stone elements on silver hand wrapped wire. 24 inch length.
Components: Blue, Cream, and Chocolate shell pearls with assorted natural stone elements. (howlite, cats eye, granite) with silver wrapping wire, Tierra Cast cross.


Ocean Motion

Ocean blue crystals meet Arte Metal ocean pendent. Listen for the crash of the waves!
Components: Vintaj Arte Metal ocean pendent, findings, and chain with Czech glass crystal beaded necklace.


Hints of Fall

Main piece is Magnesite with custom embossed bronze disks. Chain is Antique Brass (Vintaj) with pearls and sandstone beads. Custome Made: RLMerder...
Components: Magnesite, Sandstone, Glass Pearls, Vintaj Findings and Chain


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