In the modern day and age, many more people are choosing cremation services over traditional burial and logically so. Cremation is cheaper overall, allows remains to be portable, and could even be deemed a more environmentally-friendly option. One other factor that makes cremation a more attractive choice for funeral planners is the fact that there are now so many different ways ashes can be contained, such as using them to create a piece of decorative memorial glass. If this is an idea that is new to you, you are bound to have questions. Here are a few of the most common questions about memorial glass and the answers you will want to know.
What exactly is memorial glass?
Memorial glass is a piece of art glass that has been infused with the cremated remains of your loved one. There are an array of different memorial glass types, from spherical globes with swirls of color made from the ashes to intricate figurines with etched details like your loved one's name or initials. The memorial glass is created by regional glass artists and then the piece can be kept as a keepsake or placed on display in the home.
How does the process of sending your loved one's ashes to a memorial glass artist work?
In most cases, the memorial artist or glass creation service will send you a small container in the mail that you will use to collect a predetermined amount of ashes. You will then seal up the container and the package and mail the contents back to the artist along with your payment for the piece. It can take some time for the piece to be completed, but once it is, you will receive the memorial glass piece in the mail. Some memorial glass artists may also be available locally. In that case, you would simply stop in for a visit and pick up a cremains collection kit and return it. If you are lucky enough to have a memorial glass artist locally, you may even be able to watch the creation process.
Can you have more than one piece created from one set of remains?
Actually you can. The glass pieces created may not always need a large amount of the cremains for the creation project. Therefore, you can actually have several memorial glass pieces created if that is what you prefer. This is a nice option for a parent who has several children who would like to have a memorial piece.