Cremation Ashes set in handblown crystal
Cremation Ashes set in handblown crystal.
I personally make these myself, I only make one order at a time, placing the ashes into a metal tray, then gathering the molten glass and first adding any colours you have chosen, when I have melted these to the surface of the glass, I reheat the glass then pick up a small amount of ashes, (about half a teaspoon full) for a paperweight, but need a bit more to make sure I have enough, returning and left over with your order. I then mix the ashes and colour together in my Glory hole at about 1180c into random swirls and patterns. Then I cool the first part down to about 650c and gather molten 1120c glass over the top incasing the ashes inside. I then hand-shape and make this into your chosen piece, wether it be a paperweight, candle holder, heart paperweight, small Vortex vase of even a heat shaped sculpture.
I ensure you, your chosen piece will be made with the upmost respect and passion as I have a series love for glassmaking and making people happy using the skills I have been lucky enough to learn and share.