Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Memorial Jewelry: A Collaboration with Merry Coor of Ash Beads

For the past year or so I've been collaborating with local glass artist Merry Coor on pendants and rings that expand her stunning collection of memorial jewelry.

The glass cabochons are created with cremation ashes swirling throughout resulting in pieces that call to mind crashing waves and rotating galaxies, each one as unique and beautiful as the loved one remembered. When the cabochons are complete Merry hands them off to me and I create the sterling silver settings.

It has been an honor to to be a part of their creation, to help bring some small comfort to those who have experienced loss. As I work on each piece I try to focus on those that are important in my own life, to challenge myself to be a bit more present, to remember those who have passed, and to contemplate the great cycle of which we are all part.

To learn more about these unique memorial pieces visit the Ash Beads website.

Thanks for reading!

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