When loss happens, it is wonderful to find a symbolic object to represent the love we carry for our lost person or pet. These amulets keep your loved one close to your heart. Just send me a small amount of the crematory remains from your beloved pet or family member, and I will save them in clear resin. I offer the option of adding a small feather or leaf (or a number of them for multiple remains in one amulet) upon request.
This is a lovely way to honor your loved one, and it makes me very happy to provide this service.
After your order is placed, I will send you directions of how to get the cremated remains to my studio. Please specify in your order if you prefer an oval or a circle (imitation gold, imitation copper and imitation silver). Simple chains or chokers included — please specify.
These handmade works are small, wearable vignettes. The materials in the pendants are the same natural relics, painted imagery and plastic that one would find in my larger works.
By placing them in a medium of clear plastic, I am pointing to our dangerous addiction to petroleum — specifically single use plastics. I am concerned over the amount of plastic entering the land, air, oceans, and bodies of animals (including us). The issue is not the plastic, but it serves as a metaphor for the background of mania that drives our consumption.
Our beautiful world, with all of its diversity and splendor, is what I lay in this material… a hopeful triumph over madness, a focus on what matters, a reminder of generations that have both come to pass and are yet to be born.
I also make crematory amulets. If you have the ashes of a loved one, I would love to help you keep them close to your heart. Nothing means more to me than to honor the ephemerality of life. People and pets are welcome.