Artist Merry Coor has been creating beautiful glass beads for almost 15 years now, however last year everything changed when she received a request from a couple who had recently lost a close friend.
The couple asked Coor if she could incorporate some of the ashes of their friend into a bead to remember them by and since then Coor has been creating memorial ash beads for others who want to remember passed loved ones.
“My bead making now gave me a new purpose, and a way to honor others, both living and passed,” Coor writes on her Etsy page.
Each piece is hand made. The process works by melting glass and forming it into a round bead, the ashes are then added into a spiral design on the bead and then the whole thing is set in a clear layer of glass. The end result is a beautiful piece of jewellery.
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