When you lose a loved one, it can truly feel like a part of you has been torn away. During your time of mourning and every day afterward, you’re desperate to keep even a small part of them with you. Artful Ashes, a company based in Seattle, is helping people do just that. But it’s how they’re assisting people in their time of need that could change the way we deal with loss forever.
Artful Ashes uses glass and jewel-toned colors to keep a loved one’s ashes in beautiful sculptures.
Those are actually ashes swirling around in there.
Each one of their pieces, either spherical or heart-shaped, are custom made, so no two are alike.
Families can visit their studio to watch and participate in the sculpting process.
People can play an active role in the creation process by choosing the colors they think would best fit their loved one.
The ashes can get rolled into the molten glass right before their eyes.
This heart-shaped sculpture is still literally red-hot from the kiln, but you can still clearly see the ashes.
Multiple pieces can be made for each family member, because each sculpture uses just one tablespoon of ash.
Many people say that their pain has subsided by being able to see and touch these tangible reminders of their loved ones.
This blue and green piece is reminiscent of the beach.
This one is more contemporary-looking.
This translucent, silvery orb is angelic.
These are stunning.
They last forever, so they can be passed down from generation to generation.
Everyone mourns in their own way, but there’s no denying the aesthetic beauty of these family keepsakes.
Even if you took away the memorial aspects of these sculptures, they would still be stunning works of art. They’re beautiful!
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