These Memorial Ash Beads Let You Keep Lost Loved Ones Close

By: Michael Hines - Mar 30, 2015
References: etsy & laughingsquid
Merry Coor has found an intriguing way to keep the memory of a lost loved one alive with her memorial ash beads. Each bead is a custom project and is made from the actual ashes of the deceased, which form a spiral pattern on each bead. Coor requests 1/2 teaspoon of ashes, and she sends back any that are left over.

Each bead comes with a chain so that you can wear it as a necklace or as a bracelet. The turnaround time for the memorial ash beads is about two to four weeks. Artists have recently found many ways to create living memories of cremated loved ones, turning ashes into planters and even using them to paint portraits.