Artful Ashes Creates Beauty From Death Beth Snyder April 18, 2016 Extras, News One inescapable fact of life is death. We are all on this planet for a finite amount of time, and regardless of how we feel about that or whether or not we believe we’ll go somewhere else when our time here is finished, we’ll all be leaving loved ones behind. In the past we’ve looked at turning a loved one’s ashes into a tree with the Bios Urn, staying geektastic after death with a Star Wars Urn, and even sending our beloved pet’s ashes into space with Celestis Pets. Artful Ashes has a creative and beautiful way to honour the memory of a loved one with blown glass art. Instead of having an urn with their ashes somewhere in your home, instead you can have a glass orb (or heart) that will “capture the essence of your loved ones spirit in a swirl of color and ashes”. Each piece contains just a tablespoon of your loved one’s ashes (human or animal), in your choice of shape and colour combination. They have a wide variety of options, and all of them are stunning. Each glass memorial comes with a certificate of authenticity as well as a velvet pouch to keep it safe. You can also request your loved one’s name be etched on the underside of each piece, although due to limited space it’s best to keep it to one name only. If you’re worried about your loved one’s ashes being safe, don’t. Artful Ashes will send you a complete collection package, including a USPS shipping package approved for ashes. Just follow the instructions for collection and send them your package. Upon its arrival, Artful Ashes will contact you to let you know they’ve arrived safely. They are stored in a safe, and each one is labeled with the customer’s unique identification number. Any unused ashes will be returned with your memorial. If you’re uneasy about collecting ashes yourself and are in the Seattle area, you can call for an appointment and they will gather what they need for you. Each memorial measures approximately 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches (about 9cm) and weighs 14 ounces (about 396 grams). It takes approximately four weeks from receipt of ashes for your artwork to be completed and returned to you. If you’re looking for a beautiful way to remember a loved one who has passed away, a piece from Artful Ashes costs around $145.00 US. Source: My Modern Met Share This With The World!