The “lentil” shape is a flattened round bead – flat on one side, slightly domed on the opposite.
Each of these memorial Ash Beads are custom made with the ashes of your lost loved one.
I make each of these beautiful keepsake beads by hand, one at a time. I use a torch, and rods of special, colored, silvered glass. The glass is melted and formed it into a round bead. The ashes are incorporated into a spiral design on the bead, then the entire design is sealed in a clear layer of glass. The ash becomes part of the bead and can always be kept close. Bead caps and head pins finish the bead into a pendant.
The colors are ethereal, like a planet or a universe, or the infinite heavens. Each individual bead is a unique and lasting gift – just like the memories of your loved one.
***HOW IT WORKS***
If you decide to have me create an ash bead, I will send you a padded, pre-paid envelope, along with instructions and a small tin where you will place the ashes.
Send me about ½ teaspoon of ashes for each bead and any photo, letter, or story about your loved one.
Within 3 – 7 weeks after receiving the ashes, I will ship the bead or beads you requested, along with any photos and information you may have sent me.
Unless you request otherwise, unused ash will not be mailed back, but will be scattered among the Redwoods or in the ocean with utmost respect.
***FOR BUYERS OUTSIDE THE US***
As every country has it’s own set of rules on shipping ashes, you will need to arrange your own shipping to send ashes to me. Once you place your order, I’ll send an email with information on where to send the ashes.
The finished beads will be shipped back to you at no additional cost.