These pens have a very luxurious fell. Nice, heavy, well balanced,& writes beautifully. A perfect memorial gift for MEN or women. I'm so happy to finally have found a great option for a cremation piece for a MAN.
The listed price is for one high quality custom made writing pen. I will make a handmade Glass bead for the pen in whatever color or combination of colors you chose. The pen base comes in many colors. if you have another color in mind, contact me and I will inquire about other color options. Each Pen comes in a lovely protective black velvet box.
I hope my work will assist in your grieving process by helping you feel closer to the love one you have lost.
*****IMPORTANT information about changes in the USPS shipping laws. As of January 2014 all packages containing Cremated Remains MUST be properly labeled with a USPS cremated remains sticker and shipped via Priority Express Mail (your kit will include an addressed Priority Express padded flat rate envelope with the stickers already attached) please add signature confirmation. Because of these changes my Shipping fee has been increased. As will your cost to ship your kit back to me. Your cost for shipping the kit to me will be approx. $25 above the $25 shipping charged when you make a purchase from my shop. I wish there was a less expensive way, but out of respect I feel it is important to follow proper shipping protocol.
As soon as we come to an agreement about exactly what you want made, and make a purchase, I will send you a kit with everything you will need to safely & legally ship a very small amount (about 1 tsp.) of your loved ones ashes to me.
In the kit you will receive: instructions, as well as an addressed padded USPS Priority Express Mail envelope, with USPS cremated remains stickers, a small labeled plastic jar, in a zip-lock type baggie, and a small scoop spoon for the cremains.
You will also need to think about whether you want the ashes to be visible, under transparent glass, or hidden from view inside the bead under opaque glass. What type of shape, pattern, color scheme, and style you want, as well as the approximate size of the bead/beads you would like.
Once I receive the cremains I will make the beads individually, by melting glass with a torch, and winding it onto a mandrel. During he melting and forming of the bead I incorporate the cremains into the hot glass. the cremains become part of the glass. If you've never seen Lampworking in person, you might want to look at one of the many YouTube videos available. Like this one: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMOravnFCEg
Below are photos of me making beads at the torch.
The process will take me anywhere form 4-9 weeks. Usually somewhere in between. But if you have a specific date I can try to accommodate you, although I can't always promise.
Any remaining cremains & extra beads (if any) will be returned to you along with your finished piece.
I hope that answers your questions satisfactorily.
If you are interested in having custom/personalized jewelry made for you using the cremains beads please message me.
Again Thank you so much for messaging me. If you feel more comfortable talking live, let me know. We can schedule a phone conversation.
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