By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Now Your Ashes Can Be Turned Into Stunning Artwork When You Die.

No one can tell anyone how to grieve. The process is long and painful. Trying to live life without the person that means so much is a journey that takes time and patience. The surviving family and friends often find ways to pay tribute, a way to remember and honour the individual who has passed on.

Being buried in a cemetery or keeping the ashes in an urn are not the only way to keep the person’s presence alive. Bios urn as well as ashes to diamonds are just two of the ways loved ones are kept closed.

Artful Ashes is a Seattle-based company that takes a loved ones ashes and turns them into distinct and exclusive glass orbs or hearts.

The artists at Artful Ashes use one tablespoon of ashes from the departed.

Colours and swirls are used to reflect the person's personality.

"Our artists capture the essence of your loved ones spirit in a swirl of color and ashes, sealed forever within beautiful glass art," explains the business' website.

The solid glass weighs between 12 to 14 ounces.

The glass has the loved ones name or nickname etched on.

Every glass memorial comes in a velvet pouch along with a certificate of authenticity.

Clients are encouraged to visit the Seattle studio and be present during the creation of the memorial glass.

Each glass memorial retails for $185 plus shipping.

Greg Dale was inspired to create the glass memorials after he nearly lost his own father.

"My wife and I love our business and feel the greatest reward comes when we return the beautiful heart. Lots of happy tears and hugs," shares Dale on the company's Facebook page.

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