Memorial Beads Gallery
Memorial Beads are a beautiful keepsake of your deceased loved-one.
Flame Art Memorial Beads are hand-formed into an appealing
wearable glass bead in New Zealand using Italian glass. Ash from cremation
can be incorporated into the bead,sealed internally and either visible or
shielded from view with coloured glass.
We are committed to the utmost respect of your loved ones remains. All ash is handled using a chain-of-custody system so you can be rest assured of security and integrity of process.
Carry your loved one close to your heart in an intimate and attractive jewellery piece with a Flame Art Memorial Bead.
Emily will consult personally with you to determine
your choices. She often makes a set of memorial beads for the surviving
immediate family so that each person may have a permanent, personal
and attractive keepsake of their lost family member. As each bead is
hand-made, slight variations will occur between family sets. Should you
wish, Emily can also combine more than one family memberís ashes into a
single memorial bead.
The production process involves melting glass in a
superheated flame, where it becomes soft enough to shape. The coloured
molten glass is rolled or dipped in ash and encased in an outer shell of
clear glass. The bead is then cooled slowly and annealled in a kiln to
ensure durability. When the bead has cooled, it is removed from the mandrel
(a metal rod that is used to hold the molten glass as it is being
formed....removal of this gives the bead its centre hole) by hand, cleaned,
made into a pendant using sterling silver fittings and chain. All beads and
remaining ash are then returned to you via tracked signature courier as soon