While the traditional urn is still quite popular, many individuals are choosing more expressive, unusual, and creative ways to display cremation ashes. And many companies are meeting this demand with a wide range of products, from simple to elaborate. One of these popular items is memorial glass, or cremation glass.
Memorial glass is a one of a kind piece of art that not only shows the nature of the loved one being honored but the artistry of the creator. The team at Miller find these wonders in glass especially beautiful and would like to showcase a few options in these artful displays.
Beautifully Crafted: Options in Memorial Glass
Glass memorial art keepsakes come in several different designs, from sculptures to jewelry to paperweights. Memorial glass is created through a process of heating the glass until it becomes molten, shaping, then allowing it to gradually cool into its finished design. During the molten phase, the ashes are incorporated into the mix.
What makes this process so spectacular is that the ashes are cooler than the molten glass, which results in carbon being burnt off. Through this, the ashes form into brilliant white, creating a unique design that cannot be replicated.
Memorial Glass as Jewelry
One of the ways you can display the glass is as wearable art, such as pendants and earrings. Here are a few of our favorites.
- Night Swirl Pendant from Spirit Pieces – This lovely necklace gives the impression of looking into the skies or the vast ocean with its swirling blues and whites.
- The Celestial Ring from Grateful Glass – Because rings are already a symbol of commitment and forever love, this choice in memorial glass can be especially poignant and lasting.
- Triumph from Locked in Art – There are fewer options in memorial jewelry for men, and this stunning, masculine dog tag displays the art glass in silver.
- Sunshine Memorial Glass Pendant by Signals – This bright, colorful pendant is reminiscent of a new day as the ashes and glass form a flower in bloom.
Memorial Glass as a Display
If you wish to go for the traditional combined with a contemporary work of art, cremation glass can be made into a sculpture to display in the home.
- Memorial Glass by Christine Hansen – Hansen is a respected glass artist who offers beautifully designed displays that incorporate both ashes and hair. Some of her beads can be made into hanging displays in windows or other places that can showcase the design.
- Memorial Vase by Ridabock Glass – This is a lovely way to honor your loved one if you prefer the traditional urn, but with a more modern flair.
- Memorial Glass Cat – Cremation glass artists also keep our beloved pets in mind. For those who have lost a feline companion, this gorgeous work of art contains ash and is illuminated with light for a wondrous display.
- Soulbursts Art Glass Urn – Another lovely option in glass urns, the Soulbursts urn is one-of-a-kind blown glass vessel handcrafted by a renowned glass artist, Michelle Kaptur.
- White Elk Design’s Memorial Paperweight – The magnificent color and clarity in each memorial design will be a wonderful way to remember your loved one.
There are so many choices in memorial glass, and each one is special to the memory of the loved one. Your friends at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services are here, should you need some assistance in finding the right design, or have any other questions about cremation and memorial services. Please call us!