Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cremation Glass Ash Memorial Dread Bead

Jen's workstation

I am so very excited to show you a HANDMADE glass cremation memorial bead for my dreadlocks!!!  My friend Jen who owns Pacific Northwest Glassblowing used my dear friend Houd's ashes in the process.

Torch flame

Bead mandrel and dichroic glass
 From Jen:

Bead mandrel I bought special for this project.. it is covered in a volcanic ash that allows me to work the glass and the ash together without sticking to the metal.. this is a dichroic glass cane I use for sparkly color

Color rods used

Tool used to prepare Houd's remains

Encasing the remains in clear glass


Jen's send off photo. (Even more astounding in person.)

This incredible glass bead was made from my friend Dustin's cremated remains.  I found Jen's shop through Etsy when I opened our shop.  Then I joined some Etsy teams and found the Deadhead Art Alliance!!  The team also has a facebook page where I happened to see a post about a cremation memorial bead.  At the time there were no listings in her Etsy shop Pacific NW Glass so I requested a custom item, we talked and now I have what you see here.  Her glass blowing skillz are ah-MAZING!  You can visit her official website here.  My bead was waiting for me at the Post Office and is now in my hair.  I will share a photo soon.

Read more about this sweet piece of ash here:

Houds Send Off

Ocean Beach Spirit Cleansing Ceremony for Houd

Houd Forever with Me ~ Cremation Ashes Glass Memorial Bead

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