What to do with them?
Have you decided that cremation is the way to go for you? Are you pre-planning your funeral services and want to make the experience unique, memorable, and (dare I say it) fun? As you’re making your preneed plans, one question that may be plaguing your mind is: what to do with cremation ashes? Here are some creative, out-of-the-box ideas to inspire you!
Cremation ashes can be made into a variety of jewelry to be worn or displayed. Many people create thumbprint pendants or small jars for the cremation ashes of their loved ones, but cremation jewelry is becoming more and more creative! For beautiful galaxy-like pendants, check out Psyche Cremation Jewelry for their unique designs and imaginative ideas. Beyond the Willow Tree can turn cremation ashes into beautiful rings, crystals, necklaces, and earrings. Take a look at my favorite ring, the Sterling Silver 3-Ring Chevron Stack here.
A keepsake is something that your family will treasure for years to come. Traditional urns may seem too bland for you. Maybe you don’t want your ashes to be so obvious. A cremation hourglass is something that your loved ones will prize forever. Check out In the Light Urns, they have lovely home décor and memorabilia, including hourglasses. Perhaps you’d like your cremation ashes to become something more useful. Cremation Designs is a company that creates beautiful dishes, decorations, and ceramic jewelry. Your cremation ashes could become a candle holder or a coffee mug!
Infusion glass is a very artistic way to preserve cremation ashes. There is a lot of flexibility with this particular decoration method—your ashes can basically be turned into whatever you want! Infusion Glass Art is an online store that can turn your ashes into a glass sculpture of waves, a dream catcher, or a butterfly. Artful Ashes is another fantastic company that has a whole gallery of commissioned work from clients of all walks of life. My favorite item is the swirl galaxy globe that can be oogled at here.
If you’re looking for more of an experience instead of preservation of your ashes, maybe scattering is something you should focus on. Turn your ashes into fireworks with Heavenly Stars Fireworks, a company that creates once-in-a-lifetime experiences for your loved ones by making scattering fun and memorable. If fireworks aren’t quite your cup of tea, check out the Loved One Launcher. Yes, it’s exactly what you think it is: the Loved One Launcher is a hand-held ash-scattering canon that can launch up to 70 feet. You can also choose to include biodegradable, colorful confetti in your launch. Imagine turning a solemn occasion into something stupendous by making the scattering a fun event!
Diamonds are Forever
Turn your cremation ashes into the symbol of eternal love: a diamond! Life Gem is an established company that carefully compacts your ashes into a keepsake like none other. Your loved one can choose the perfect size, color, and cut to match their preference as they wear their tribute to you in a variety of stunning settings! Make sure you look at the red gem, it’s definitely my favorite.