Though few of us like to discuss death, it is an inevitability that will one day claim us all.
For this reason, there should be no shame in contemplating various methods of burial. In fact, you may even find yourself delighted by some of the newer post-death options.
Not only can your loved one’s ashes be turned into a tree, but a Seattle-based company now specializes in swirling the ashes into beautiful glass art.
“OUR ARTISTS CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF YOUR LOVED ONES SPIRIT IN A SWIRL OF COLOR AND ASHES, SEALED FOREVER WITHIN BEAUTIFUL GLASS ART. THESE AMAZING PIECES COMFORT YOUR GRIEVING, ALLOWING YOU TO HOLD AND TREASURE YOUR MEMORIES.”
Artful Ashes uses one tablespoon of a loved one’s ashes and swirls them into a glass orb, heart or angle wings, typically with vibrant colors and metallic touches. Customers can also have a message or their loved one’s name inscribed on it. Throughout the entire process, the company takes special care in separating, storing, and labelling the ashes.
One reddit user says each piece costs $145. However, you can request more information on the Artful Ashes website.
The hearts are approximately 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches and weigh 14 ounces and the orbs are about 3 inches across and 14 ounces. Finally, the Angel Wings are about 1 1/4 inches across and 1 ounce. All designs are made from solid glass.
“I received my Father’s memorial heart today. It is beautiful and encaptures my Father’s essence. These were his favorite colors and it is perfect. Thank you for the lovely art and being such a personable company.”
“Thank you for the beautiful memorial of my father. I love it. Laurie”
“So my momma’s gift was delivered! She absolutely loves it Thank you so soooo much!!!! It’s beautiful. I would’ve contacted you when we got it but my mom isn’t doing so well.” – Kristina
“One of the professional photos we recently had made with our heart. Thought you might like to see. The picture was taken by Melissa Donner Photography in Jonesboro, AR. Deanna. Artful Ashes… Your loved ones ashes memorialized within glass art… Greg, Christina, and the Artful Ashes Team”
“Thank you for our beautiful heart. Our Chloe Rose loved the beach! It’s comforting to still have her be here with us on family vacations.” Caitlyn
“I’m sorry it has been so long for us to be able to post a picture of this beautiful work. Caitlin passed in July 2017. We have gone through holidays always hoping she would still walk through the door with her laugh. It’s been a hard and still is. So thankful that Artful Ashes has let us keep her close to our hearts.
Thank you Salina”
“No words can explain the beauty that has been captured for my Dad and Sister. The light will always shine bright. Thank you for everything you do to help those of us cope with the loss of someone so dear to our hearts.”Stacie
“My stepdad passed away and my mom had this made with his ashes. It is beautiful and I get to have him with me always. Thank you Artful Ashes.” – Cindy
“I take my dad with me everywhere I go. He is in the velvet bag in my purse!
You guys are amazing and do beautiful work! -Teresa “
“My mommas creation is beautiful just like she was. Thank you for providing me with something to celebrate her beauty in life and in death. ♥️ -Rachel”
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