Using a centuries-old process called lampworking a torch is used to melt and shape colorful rods of glass. The molten glass is then wound around a steel rod, forming a basic bead. When the glass is still in a molten state the cremation ashes are added and then layers of glass are applied to encase the ashes. Thinner rods of glass called stringers are used to add accent colors to create unique designs.
Very little ashes are required, a teaspoon is plenty to work with. Any remaining ashes that are not used will be returned to you. You can place the ashes inside a small ziplock, pill bottle or small urn.
That is totally understandable. You can give me the whole urn if you like and I can take out what I need and return it with the finished bead
We are based in Calgary, Alberta Canada and do ship all over Canada and the USA.