There are quite a few people out there making memorial beads , what are they ? Glass beads created from molten glass which encapsulate a tiny amount of the cremains (ashes ) of a loved one or pet. Cremation beads are made one at a time by myself. It is not well known that I make these as I have not advertized this art form. Allow me to explain, each one of my beads is one of a kind so when I create a memorial bead it is a work of art which is worn and enjoyed, held and loved . When I make one I am honored and humbled that the survivor has asked me to handle part of their heart , I am touched . While creating this gift I feel the presence of the beloved with me sometimes they guide my hand , I know it sounds a little strange but its very true.I recently had a lovely lady come to my shop she requested a bead and sat yesterday and observed my process of creating a bead for her today I will take it out of the kiln . the bead in the photo I created with my Dad who passed in 2006.
this bead I have come up with a way of seeing the ashes in a peak a boo window as you can see where the arrow is pointing . It is my goal to create a bead which you will love wearing . I wrote Dad on it so I would not miss place it.
If you are thinking of having a Memorial bead made feel free to contact me , I can guide you through the process . I want to honor their memory and preserve their physical remains in a respectful way.