WATCH | While many probably keep ashes of a loved one in an urn, Artful Ashes has created a beautiful way to preserve the memory of a person or pet -- as glass art.
"We realized that everyone is looking for a way to hold onto the memories of their lost loved one."
—Greg Dale, Owner of Artful Ashes
Seattle-based company Artful Ashes came about when owner Greg Dale's father was having surgery and faced tough decisions if the surgery didn't go as planned. Dale took the idea of a glass art memorial to a glassmaking studio, who helped turn his idea into a reality. Since 2012, Artful Ashes has been helping many people cope with the loss of losing a loved one.
Once Artful Ashes receives ashes from someone who has lost a loved one, the artists then mold the memories into glowing glass art pieces. This three-day process costs $185 for each glass art memorial.
Artful Ashes even has a pet division that provides the same services for a pet that has passed.
Dale and his wife Christina said the memorials provide comfort for those grieving a loss -- it allows people to hold and treasure their memories and take them with wherever they go.
Artful Ashes promises to handle each order with the highest amount of care and respect, following a strict production and tracking method. For more information click here to go to ArtfulAshes.com.