Merritt Gade Fine Handmades and Queen Candy by Merritt Gade are Austin-based tiara, hair accessory, and jewelry lines. Every item is handmade by Merritt using quality materials and original designs.
My favorite things to make are tiaras, because of the unique architectural aspect, the bold materials I get to incorporate, and the delighted surprise of shoppers looking for something different. Hair accessories and jewelry items are great way to bring my obsession to a more wearable place. I love to work with silver, gold, gems, and pearls, but have found colorful acrylic, art wire, and crystals especially fun and important to my creative voice.