Cremation Glass Keepsake Information
How does the ordering process work?
To begin the ordering process, select the style of orb you are interested in and then select a size.
Small cremation urn glass measures 2"-3" tall, 2"-3" in diameter, and weighs 1-2 lbs.
Large cremation urn glass measures 3"-5" tall, 3"-4" in diameter, and weighs 2-4 lbs.
Regardless of size, our cremation glass orbs require 1/2 teaspoon (1 scoop) of ashes per orb. For example, if you order three orbs, please include three scoops (1 1/2 teaspoons) of ashes. Cremation Solutions will provide you with a kit that contains everything you need for this process. Any unused cremains will be shipped back to you with your final order.
Once you have selected a glass orb, you will have the option to include a wrap on your cremation urn glass. The wrap is a gather of glass that is stretched around the cremation urn glass globe while both pieces are hot. Wraps are permanently fused to your cremation urn glass globe and cannot be removed. You may choose your wrap color from the colors available for the glass itself. We suggest choosing a complimentary but contrasting color so that your wrap stands out.
Finally, you have the choice of two mahogany stands. Each Honduras Mahogany Stand is crafted from solid Honduras mahogany. Hand-sanded and finished with Man-O'War Mono-Urethane Spar Varnish, its finish will last for years. The Honduras Mahogany Stand measures (w) 5.5" x (d) 5.5" x (h) 2.5" and the pricing includes three (3) lines of engraving. These bases are recommended for our large cremation urn glass globes.
While we cannot verify that the Spanish Mahogany Stands are actually "Spanish" Mahogany, we do know that they have the correct coloration, and are quite beautiful. The Spanish Mahogany Stand measures (w)3.5" x (d)3.5" x (h)1.5" and includes two (2) lines of engraving. It has a satin finish and works well with a small cremation urn glass globe.
Both bases have a cluster of two LED lights in the center to provide pure white light.
When you order, Cremation Solutions will mail you a Memory Kit containing the following:
- 1 sterile, locking vial for the cremains, pre-labeled with unique identifying information; the vial measures roughly 1.5" in diameter and 2.5" in height.
- 1 sterile, 1/2 tsp. scoop for handling ashes; please remember that one scoop provides enough for one cremation urn glass globe.
- 1 pre-labeled, pre-addressed box used to ship back to us.
- Easy-to-follow instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the cremated remains visible in the glass?
Yes, the cremated remains are visible in the glass. The streaks of white that you see in all of the pictures are the actual ashes of your loved one that become infused within the layers of glass during the creation process.
Is there a place on the globe where a name or date can be etched in?
Yes, there is a place on the glass orb for a name or date to be etched in. The bottom of the globe is a flat, polished surface with approximately enough room for initials and a date. If you would like to fit more text, such as a personalized message, or a full name and date, we recommend adding a mahogany stand with an engraved plaque.
Is the stand necessary for the cremation urn glass globe to sit upright? Are the two connected?
No, a cremation urn glass globe will stand by itself without the wooden stand. The stand is not connected to the cremation urn glass globe, but provides white LED light from below, a place for a personalized plaque, and an elegant way to display your keepsake.
How is a cremation urn glass globe made?
The process of creating your Cremation Glass™ is quite simple. Once we receive the cremains, the creation process begins. With the color and design options labeled on the vial, we lay out both the cremains and colored glass in patterns and infuse them between the second and third layers or "gathers" of glass. After the fourth gather, the piece is ready for final shaping and the addition of an optional footing or wrap. The wrap goes on hot and is fused to the outside of the piece, becoming one with the Cremation Glass™. At this point, the Cremation Glass™ is still attached to the "blow pipe" and must be removed. This leaves an uneven, sharp edge that is polished away completely after the piece fully cools.
How do we know our loved one's remains are safe?
At Cremation Solutions all of our orders are tracked from the time that they leave your hands at the post office until the time that the final piece returns to you. USPS Registered Mail provides the highest level of security available for shipping ashes. USPS provides shipment tracking, and the vial label provides order tracking for our knowledge. Records of each order are kept in our company database and accompany each order during the entire creation of your cremation urn glass globe. Any unused ashes are returned with your order in its original vial. The caution we employ in this process will equal the care and consideration devoted to the entire procedure - from our first contact, to the actual sculpting, to the delivery of your keepsake - ensuring that you, your loved one, and the memorial in their honor are treated with the utmost respect.
Cremation Glass Memory Pendants.
Made with the same standards and quality as our glass globes, memory pendants incorporate a small amount of your loved one's remains within the pendant. View our complete selection.
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