Do you think traditional burials are "just sooo passé"? Do you find the idea of people scattering your ashes off some scenic cliff overlooking the ocean to be über cliché? If so, let us introduce you to Artful Ashes, a Seattle-based company that can swirl a tablespoon of your ashy remains into dazzling glass sculptures. We're guessing it's slightly more affordable then turning your loved one into a diamond.
“Our artists capture the essence of your loved one’s spirit in a swirl of color and ashes, sealed forever within beautiful glass art.” -The Artful Ashes website.
“These amazing pieces comfort your grieving, allowing you to hold and treasure your memories,” they write.
Through the unique art of glass blowing, the ashes of the deceased are coiled amid vibrant and hypnotic colors. Each orb or heart is customized to reflect the individuality of the departed, and comes with an inscribed message in commemoration.
The dimensions of these solid glass memorials are approximately 3.5 by 3.5 inches and weigh about fourteen ounces. According to one customer, the price hovers around $145 each.
Would you have your beloved's remains transformed into one of these glass sculptures? Let us know in the comment section below!