With the cost of funerals skyrocketing nationwide more and more people are looking into alternative burial methods.
According to Lincoln Heritage Funeral Advantage, “The average funeral now costs between $7,000 and $9,000. This includes viewing and burial, basic service fees, transporting remains to a funeral home, a casket, embalming, and other preparation.” While the average cost a direct cremation is roughly $1,100.
However, a company known as Spirit Pieces, founded by owner Dave Blake, is looking to change the way people look at burials. The company beautifully assembles and carefully handcrafts cremation jewelry and paperweights infused with cremains to memorialize your loved ones or your favorite four-legged friend.
The idea for these glass art cremations came to Blake after his grandmother passed away and the cemetery wasn’t quite what he had imagined. He soon began studying how various cultures memorialize their loved ones and came to the conclusion that “our society had lost an artistic connection with the end of life.” Once he was hit with that realization, Blake started Spirit Pieces to offer those grieving an alternative solution.
“In the past few years I’ve assembled a group of very talented artists dedicated towards helping families celebrate the life of their loved ones. From Seattle to Dallas, we strive to produce amazing quality memorials for the generations. We now carry the widest selection of handmade cremation ash keepsakes online and we’ll thrilled to be working with dozens of talented artists to have this happen,” said Blake on his website.
Beautiful memorials with your loved ones ashes
The entire process is pretty simple and straight forward:
According to Spirit Pieces, “If you’re purchasing item with infused ash (cremains), we’ll send you a free customized collection kit with a sealable plastic container. Add the proper amount of cremains per item purchased and send back to us. We’ll then send you back your beautiful artwork within 6 weeks unless otherwise noted.”
Pet themed memorial jewelry and paperweights
Cremation Jewelry With Infused Ash
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