Santa Barbara, California glass artists Nick Savage and Loren Dion have developed a technique for including a small amount of cremated human or animal remains into commemorative glass pendants, hearts, orbs, and touchstones.
To create the blown glass memorials, the artists lay out the cremains and colored glass then make patterns made from them, infusing them between layers called ‘gathers’ of glass. The piece is then blown and shaped, polished and left to fully cool before it is shipped. The cost varies, but for a small orb it is $275, a large is $400. A heart is $350 US.