It’s so hard to lose a friend, family member or animal companion. We want to honor their memory and preserve their physical remains in a respectful way, but the traditional urn can feel a bit cold and distant. That’s why I think hand blown glass cremation memorials are the perfect way to preserve your loved one’s ashes forever. The ashes are encased in hot molten glass and sealed inside a memorial pendant, forever capturing their energy in a beautiful piece of cremation jewelry.
When you commission me to make your cremation jewelry, I promise that I’ll treat the ashes of your loved one with the same care and respect I’d have for my own. Along with the ashes, I’ll request a photo that you feel really captures their essential nature. I also welcome anything you want to tell me about your loved one that would help me know them better. Before I create a pendant, I’ll take a moment to look at the photo you send and recall what you’ve told me about them. From this mindful space, I’ll create a special custom piece of cremation jewelry for you and anyone else who wishes to remember them.
How do the ashes look inside glass?
You’ll notice that in each cremation memorial, the ashes are surrounded by many small bubbles. These bubbles contain CO2 gas and are created by a chemical reaction between the glass and ashes. The size and patterns of the bubbles can’t be controlled but happen organically as the glass and ashes mix and fuse together in different ways. Occasionally I even work with cremains that create no bubbles, so the white ash is seen even more clearly.
How much ash does it take to make a cremation memorial?
It doesn’t take much ash to create a cremation pendant or marble. About 1/4 teaspoon is plenty for each piece you’d like to have made. I generally need to use even less than this and will return any unused portion to you along with the finished pieces.
How to order
To place your glass cremation jewelry order, just add to your cart the individual memorials that you want and checkout as usual. When I receive your order, I’ll mail you a kit with everything you’ll need to safely get your loved one’s ashes to me. In the kit will be clear instructions about how to prepare the ashes along with a small container and return postage.
Everything is included and there are no additional costs for postage or processing. Once I receive the ashes from you, it takes an average of 2-4 weeks for me to make your memorials. If you have any questions before you place your order please feel free to contact me.
Update: Due to the overwhelming response to these cremation pendants, I’ve created a sister site where I can devote more space to hand blown glass memorials. If you’re interested, you’re welcome to stop by and learn more about cremation jewelry.