It is a true honor and privilege to be able to create something beautiful and tangible in the face of loss that may bring comfort and peace during a difficult and sad time. My process of creating memorial jewelry is one that is an honoring of that individual or beloved pet. I encourage my clients, if comfortable doing so, to share as little or as much about their loved one with me. A photo of that special someone is always appreciated and will be displayed and viewed during the creation process. Music is an important part of my process as well, and I enjoy playing their favorite song or artist, or perhaps a song that reminds you of that person or animal. I promise that your loved one will be handled carefully and with respect and dignity.
919 Cremation Jewelry came about in 2015 following the death of my step-father. Through that painful experience, I found comfort wearing the jewelry I made with his ashes. The jewelry was something I could touch, look at, and in my experience, feel his energy. It was a small part of him that I could carry with me.
Prior to becoming a full time jewelry artist, I was a social worker by day and jewelry maker by night. After my step-father's death, social work became too emotionally challenging, but I still wanted to be able to help people. Creating memorial jewelry, allowed me to use my artistic skills to continue to help people, just in a different way. My goal and hope is that the jewelry will bring comfort to you as well, by having a piece of your loved one with you.
After you place your order online, a collection kit with instructions will be mailed to you.
Once you receive the kit, 1/8 tsp. of ashes can be placed in the container and mailed to me priority express (per USPS regulations).
When I receive your package, I will then need 7-10 business days to create your pieces and then they are mailed to you along with any unused ashes.
Throughout this process, email is my preferred method of communication and I will keep you informed each step of the way.
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I respond to to emails within 24 hours, but usually much sooner.
When viewing different design options, keep in mind that the white you see in the glass are how the ashes look after being fused between layers of glass. The ashes are the art and each piece is unique and different. Most of my jewelry is small, stylish, and a subtle way of carrying your loved one without anyone knowing (unless you want them to).
Each glass piece comes out a little different in regards to ash pattern and presence or absence of bubbles. Sometimes dark spots may appear around certain ash particles. These are all characteristics unique to your loved one.