You may be wondering how the words “cremation and art” could possibly be related?
However you might be surprised to know that cremation art is a really popular option for ashes.
If you are seeking something more creative, beautiful, and alternative, these cremation glass art pieces might be for you.
What is Cremation Glass Art?
They are a strikingly beautiful choice for remembering the deceased. Most of these can provide a method of displaying the loved one’s cremains in glass.
For instance, you could set them on a table in front of a window or a mantel in your home. Another perfect place would be on your patio or lawn.
There are so many ideas of what to do with ashes. So if you are considering using the remains also for interment, diamonds, or scattering, there will be plenty of ashes for cremation art pieces as well.
Fortunately, only a tiny amount of the cremated remains are necessary to create them.
Blown Glass Process
People who craft these stunning objects are definitely artists in every sense of the word.
You may have even visited a place that makes blown glass art. Or possibly, you’ve seen the process demonstrated somewhere such as a festival.
The artist starts by dipping a blow pipe into a container of liquid glass and scoops up some on the end. Then as someone blows into the pipe, the artist spins, manoeuvres, and molds this glob of molten glass into a magnificent work of art.
Memorial glass art is made the same, however a small amount of the ashes is incorporated into the artwork.
Glass Ashes Pendants & Necklaces
Hanging close to your heart, they look no different from any other kind of jewelry.
And yet, they conceal the remains of your loved one, which you can carry around with you everywhere you go.
Cremation pendants are wonderfully diverse, too. You can find them in almost any shape, color or size. Some even come with custom engraving.
Here are a few of our favorites.
There’s nothing quite like this striking blue disc with yellow highlights within it. It’s designed to look like the night sky, a wonderful tribute to a loved one whose soul is as eternal as the galaxy.
You wear it on a chain around your neck or simply keep it as a lovely memento all on its own. Cremation ashes are swirled into blue melted glass, and then protected with a layer of clear glass to last for years to come.
You can order them to honor multiple family members, since each pendant is unique.
The moon and stars, unchanged for millions of years, are a great reminder of the eternal, while a tree of life represents nature’s renewal.
Combined together, they make an eloquent tribute to the life of your loved one. Cremation ashes are mingled with the glass, and visible from the back of the pendant.
The tree of life stands out in strong yet delicate sterling silver against the background of moon and stars.
Now you can wear real flowers around your neck, enclosed in a glass heart containing swirls of your loved one’s cremation ash.
You can keep them close to your heart always, memorialized forever with small blooms of multi-colored baby’s breath.
The silver necklace is included with the purchase of the pendant.
A discount is available if you wish to purchase multiple flower heart pendants for family members.
This striking glass heart, infused with your loved one’s cremation ash, comes in a selection of colors: red, green, blue, purple, pink, or amber. For an even more unique look, you can choose a dichroic color variant, which displays a secondary color sparkling within the glass.
Each pendant is slightly different, so even if you order multiple pendants, each will be original.
The pendant can be worn as a necklace close to your heart. Alternatively, you can choose to display it on a ring stand in your home, or keep it in a special place.
The sight of delicate sterling silver angel wings enclosing your loved one’s ashes in a heart shape will bring comfort every time you look at it, or feel its gentle weight on your neck.
It’s tiny enough for subtlety, while the bold colors of the crushed synthetic opal mix inside the glass quietly captivates.
You can choose up to three colors for a truly customized look: red, orange, yellow, green, teal, turquoise, blue, dusk blue, purple, magenta, pink, white, black, and rainbow, or any combination of them.
Tears are an inherent part of the grieving process: tears of happiness because of the memories, tears of sadness because they are no longer with you.
This pendant honors the tears you shed with its vivid swirls of blue color and pleasing teardrop shape. A small amount of cremation ash is infused with the blue glass.
If you wish to wear your teardrop pendant as a necklace, a chain can be purchased separately.
The white ghostly swirls within this pendant not only catch the eye, but also serve as a beautiful reminder that the spirit of your loved one is always present.
You’ll especially love the way this pendant looks when the sun catches it, transforming the white swirls into cheerful sparkles of sunshine-colored light.
Though the pendant does not come with engraving, you can order a sterling silver charm engraved charm to wear along with it.
It’s the perfect way to memorialize a pet, a parent, a spouse, or anyone else you loved.
A blue spiral teardrop speaks both to sorrow and to endless life.
The smooth blue glass, infused with your loved one’s ashes, will bring you comfort every day.
All you have to do is reach up to your neck and put your hand around it to feel instant consolation in the midst of your grief.
It’s as if your loved one is right there with you all the time.
The pendant does not come with a chain, although you can purchase one to go with it.
This stunning pendant features the vivid color of dichroic glass surrounded by several yards of sterling silver wire wrapped into an attractive pattern.
The pattern of the handmade wire wrap differs from one pendant to another, so that each is unique.
The glass comes in shades of Green, Blue, or Purple Teal finished in either metallic silver or oxidized (dark) finish.
You can also choose to have the cremation ash infused with the glass or placed within the pendant’s backing.
An image of deep space can comfort you with the knowledge that your loved one rests in the vast and endless space of infinite life.
With vibrant swirls of many shades of blue, you can hold that infinite space close to your heart every day, along with the cremains of your loved one.
Though it’s just a flat disk, this pendant will turn heads everywhere you go with its powerful beauty.
You can wear it alone, or purchase a silver charm to wear with it.
The perfect way to commemorate a true free spirit, the patterns within this glass pendant evoke the peace-loving feel of tie dye.
All it takes is a tiny amount of cremation ash (about ⅛ of a teaspoon) to keep your loved one close to you forever within this uniquely beautiful pendant.
The teardrop shape balances out the cheery multicolored shades of color to give just the right feel of joy mingled with sorrow.
The colors constantly change with the light and will look amazing hanging on a chain around your neck or even swinging from your rearview mirror.
One small 10-millimeter marble holds a world of beauty and power within it.
The glass is infused with a tiny amount of your loved one’s cremains and encloses a striking opal with the shape of a moon or star displayed against the dark background.
You get to choose whether your pendant will feature a crescent moon, a full moon (either white or black), or a star.
If you like, you can choose opals to substitute later.
Remember that the opal is not glued in and may rotate.
Your loved one is like a guardian angel who goes with you everywhere, as this amazing glass pendant shows.
A holographic image of an angel, made of silver foil, appears on the glass surface, against a dark background.
The look is subtle yet reassuring, and so lovely that people around you will feel compelled to take a second look.
It reflects the light around you to give a different glow depending on your surroundings.
The unique dichroic colors of this pendant are immediately noticeable. But people will have to take a closer look to see the delicate beauty of the ghost-like flower petals inside it.
The three-dimensional flower looks realistic yet spiritual at the same time.
The glass behind it sparkles, and also holds the comfort of your loved one’s cremains hidden inside.
Place it in direct light to get the full effect of the gorgeous colors.
In recent times when large gatherings and plane travel were difficult, this subtle yet powerful memorial piece made a huge difference to many who were grieving for lost loved ones. And it can offer the same comfort to you.
You can choose up to three gorgeous colors for the crushed opal displayed in the pendant.
The color combinations are almost endless, and include such stunning variations as Light Yellow & Dusk Blue, Red+Yellow, Red+Blue, and Pink & Orange.
The image of a cage represents how close you hold a lost loved one in your heart, even after they are gone.
And this delicate cage is crafted of fine sterling silver which you can wear proudly.
The cage holds a glass marble infused with your loved one’s ashes, held securely against your heart.
The colors of the opal inside will change depending on the light. You can choose from a total of 18 color variations, some opaque, and others swirled and translucent.
Possible color combinations include Clear, Light Green, True Blue Swirl, and Marigold Swirl.
Dramatic and vibrant, there’s nothing quite like the deep blue of a sapphire to remember a soul who made an impression on you.
The elegant drop shape and the beautiful color will bring comfort and peace every time you look at it.
Delicate gold fuming adds a deeper level of elegance.
It’s available in both regular (1.5”-1.75”) and petite (1”-1.25”) sizes.
You can purchase an engraved silver charm to wear along with it for more personalization.
And that is exactly what you’ll feel every time you wear this elegant drop-shaped glass pendant.
It comes in regular and petite sizes. A chain (either a curb chain or a snake chain) can be purchased separately.
Your loved one’s ashes are infused into the glass, seemingly propelled into an endless vortex on a path to immortality.
The pendant is between ¾ of an inch and 1 inch wide.
It comes with a black satin cord. However, a sterling silver snake chain can be ordered instead for an additional cost.
The clear design means that the swirl of ashes forms a beautiful contrast to your skin or clothing.
The pendant measures just about an inch wide, and comes on a black satin cord.
It’s the perfect way to honor a loved one’s memory by carrying such a beautiful reminder with you.
These colors will bring you a comforting sensation of peace whenever you look at them.
The nebula shape proves the perfect visual to evoke the eternal nature of the skies and the heavens.
Words (and photos) truly cannot do justice to how beautiful this piece of cremation jewelry is.
But your loved one’s ashes, mixed with iridescent glass bubbles inside the teardrop, remind you that they are never really far away.
Despite its simplicity, this pendant is sure to get you positive comments and compliments everywhere you go. And the comfort it brings you is really indescribable.
Like the other pendants described, it’s a wonderful way to honor a lost pet, too.
This pendant combines your loved one’s ashes with a pattern of realistic bubbles. These combine with striking results in a single layer, appearing almost three-dimensional. A backing of deep solid cobalt blue enhances this effect.
This is a wonderful way to find closure on a loss, especially if you’ve held onto your loved one’s ashes for a while without knowing what to do with them.
The combination of ashes and bubbles together, against a background of deep blue, will truly make you feel that your loved one has become one with the endlessness of the galaxy.
The effect is achieved through a double layer of ashes and bubbles which are infused in the clear glass. This pattern entwines itself around the cobalt blue center.
The small, 1-inch-wide bead can be worn on a black cord (which is included) or on a sterling silver chain, which can be purchased separately.
So a tiny green paw print is the perfect decorative detail to memorialize a beloved pet.
Your pet’s ashes form a background to the paw print, which appears to float over a blue as ethereal as a mountain lake.
The blue glass background adds a peaceful, eternal quality.
If you want something more elegant than the black cord it comes with, you can always order a sterling silver chain for a different look.
This pendant gives you that within a simple clear glass bead.
Your loved one’s precious ashes mix with a bubble pattern to give the illusion of white caps on a pale blue ocean.
Tints of purple and orange paint the hues of sunrise above it, symbolizing the new day that is dawning for the person or pet that you lost.
A swirl of vivid blue mixes with your loved one’s ashes to make a uniquely beautiful remembrance.
It is about 1 inch tall. Colors may vary slightly, but you are sure to be blown away by its dazzling beauty no matter what.
You also get a lovely blue jar and silk bag for dignified storage.
A small portion of ashes is swirled together with bright red glass, keeping their memory vibrantly alive.
This vividly colorful memorial is encased within a small clear glass teardrop, hanging close to your heart on a black satin cord.
It may end up being the most meaningful piece of jewelry you own.
Amazingly, this tiny glass pendant holds all that symbolism beautifully within it.
A swirl of lovely forest green glass is infused with your loved one’s ashes, symbolizing the cycles of new life.
A clear teardrop shape represents how much you miss them, even as life goes on.
Smooth, clear and timeless, a glass orb makes an understated but beautiful addition to any home decor.
To your guests, they look like any decoration or paperweight. But you will always carry the secret knowledge that a tangible reminder of your loved one is tucked discreetly and beautifully inside.
The circular shape of an orb is a perfect symbol for the endlessness of eternity, and makes it a perfect memorial.
The ashes appear like tiny bubbles floating around the purple core.
Each orb is custom-made, so yours is sure to be different from any other.
Keep in mind that no collection kit is sent to you. Instead, you will receive detailed instructions for mailing a small amount of ash to make the orb.
Sparkles of bright yellow, pink, and purple mix with serene shades of blue, green and earthy brown in a vibrant swirl of color.
Anyone who sees it displayed in your home is sure to notice it and comment.
Only you will know that your loved one’s ashes form the delicate bubbles swirling right along with the gorgeous colors inside.
Cheerful yet pleasantly intense at the same time, amber is the perfect color to memorialize someone special to you.
Several shades of stunning amber glass are infused with your loved one’s ashes inside this eye-catching orb-shaped paperweight.
Small but spectacular, the orb measures about three inches across.
Remember to include shipping costs in your budget, as they are not included in the cost of the item.
The paperweight is hand-made, starting with chunks of green colored glass to which layers are added containing the ashes.
The pattern of the swirl is random, making each orb different.
Blown Glass Cremation Urns:
You probably have a perception that a cremation urn usually looks very traditional and standard.
But you’ll be pleased to know that there are some very talented artists who have created some fantastic pieces.
Below are just a few stunning memorials.
The unusual detail of a lid shaped like a bowler hat gives it added dramatic flair.
Though it appears delicate, this urn is sturdy enough to stand up to the test of the time. And the lid is guaranteed to seal securely.
The urn is large enough to hold the ashes of an adult who weighed 214 pounds or less at the time of cremation.
The Serenade Hand Blown Glass Urn is a beautiful example of cremation art.
This handmade urn has a multi-color with a “sprinkle” finish that is suitable for the remains of an adult.
Its unique and aesthetic design is fitting for a person who was a colorful character.
This finely crafted glass urn is truly unique.
With a gray background accentuating swirls of deep amber, green, and blue, this is an urn to celebrate a spirit that was both quietly understated and daringly vivid.
It’s a tall cylindrical urn whose beauty and artistry will stun visitors wherever it is placed.
Where to buy
For a closer look at the urn and to buy, go to their online store.
It’s impossible to describe in words the breathtaking beauty of this spectacular urn.
The cobalt blue background is even more striking when paired with feathered ripple of iridescent pearl white.
Beautiful around the home
It’s vase shape will make it fit in perfectly with any decor.
Celebrate the glowing vibrancy of your lost loved one forever with this durable and striking urn.
Where to buy
For more information and to purchase, check out their Amazon store.
For the spirit who cherished rivers or loved shades of emerald, this urn is just right.
A graceful river-like pattern of silver and gold adorns a misty emerald background, giving the urn a look that’s reminiscent of a verdant Irish countryside.
The urn is solid and durable, weighing in at 8 pounds and measuring 7 inches tall.
It’s an ideal way to celebrate the eternal flow of life even while mourning a death.
Where to buy
For the best price, visit their online Amazon store for more information.
As functional as it is beautiful, an artistically-crafted glass lamp keeps your loved one close to you every time you reach over to turn the light on.
It’s a wonderfully symbolic way to remember their influence on your life.
OneWorld Memorials have crafted an elegant stained glass reminiscent of a Tiffany lamp.
The gorgeous mosaic, in varying shades of purple, displayed in the wings give an impression both of opulence and free-spiritedness.
The detail of a wooden rose carved on the base completes the effect.
Where to buy
Go to the OneWorld Memorial store to get a closer look at this lamp and to purchase.
Another beautiful Tiffany-inspired option is this beautiful memory lamp.
The geometric design and soothing shade of blue both evoke comforting feelings of eternity.
A jewel of deep indigo set in each side makes these shades of blue even more spectacular, as if you were observing the sky and the ocean on a clear sunny day.
Engrave a special message
Personal engraving can be added to the durable, resin-cast base. You can add your loved one’s name, dates, or even a special quote.
Does not hold ashes
Unlike the Butterfly Lamp, this memory lamp only is not designed to hold ashes.
Where to buy
Check out their online store to purchase this elegant memorial.
OneWorld Memorials offers another stunning option for storing ashes.
Tiffany-style stained glass pieces are arranged into a flower-like pattern in varying shades of blue and green.
A sweet carving on the base depicts a climbing butterfly among tiny wooden flowers.
The lamp will lift your heart even as it brightens your space.
Where to buy
Go to the OneWorld Memorial store to get a closer look at this lamp and to purchase.
Cremation Glass Jewelry
Delicate, lovely, and memorable as life itself, glass and jewelry just seem to naturally go together, especially when it comes to memorializing a lost loved one.
You can store a small portion of ashes in this stainless steel butterfly with glass wings.
It’s like a traditional locket, only much more unique and beautiful.
A funnel is included to make it easier to put ashes inside the tiny compartment.
Another option is to place a lock of hair or a dried flower within it.
The necklace comes with a 20-inch stainless steel chain and an elegant, red-velvet box.
This pendant is made with vibrant purple glass is etched with the words “Always in my heart”.
The pendant even comes with a fill kit and an 18-inch stainless steel chain.
Both the pendant and the chain are hypoallergenic and won’t irritate your skin.
They are also guaranteed not to scratch or tarnish.
The glass pendant is a beautiful rhinestone blue with the inscription “With Me Always” laser-engraved on it.
A 20-inch cross chain necklace is included with the package, as are a funnel and pick for easily placing ashes inside.
The pendant comes in an elegant velvet bag.
It’s a striking memento that can be displayed on a mantel or of course worn as a necklace.
This heart-shaped glass pendant is decorated with a pattern of tiny multi-colored flowers.
It is one of the most inexpensive options for cremation art jewelry that you’ll find on the market.
Both the pendant and the chain are made of long-lasting stainless steel, with a guarantee against rust and corrosion.
It’s also scratch resistant and won’t discolor your skin.
Glass beads of different colors are quite popular right now. Some are strung on a silver bracelet and others on a stretchy cord.
There’s no reason for it to be limited to a bracelet. Why not an anklet as well?
If the memory of your loved one brings feelings of warmth and cheer like sunshine, this bracelet may be just for you.
A circle of alternating stainless steel and bright yellow glass beads is adorned by a simple cross charm, which also functions as a discreet urn for ashes.
You can have a deeply spiritual but sunny reminder of your loved one every time you look down at your wrist.
The pieces are strung securely along a black satin cord.
The ashes are stored in a stainless steel heart that is also a decorative charm on the bracelet.
Decorative stainless steel beads alternate with pretty glass beads in different shades and patterns.
There are a total of 11 color combination options to choose from such as Celestial Blue, Emerald Green, Memorial Pink, and many more.
Glass Cremation Rings
Think of how many times you see your own hands throughout the day. With a ring, you can think of your loved one each time.
A particularly lovely choice is the combination of sterling silver and cremation glass. Order it in the birthstone of the deceased or in your favorite color.
This is a ring that you can wear always. The design is timeless and perfect for future generations.
If you love the look of delicate glass in a ring, this will be a lovely choice.
In a unique process, crystal clear glass in shades of clear blue and green is melted in layers with the ashes of your loved one’s remains.
The result is a uniquely beautiful and personal memento.
The ashes are beautifully layered with delicate, clear pink crystal.
Tiny pink crystals also encircle the sterling silver band.
To make your ring even more unique, you can choose from an array of specialized extras, such as a dazzling holographic effect.
Each stone is handcrafted individually, so yours is certain to be different from any other, just like the personality of your loved one.
Once you’ve placed your order, simply send a teaspoon of ashes in the return shipping label.
Glass Orbs & Balls
Each orb is unique from one another as the light will reflect through in its own distinctive way. Choose to keep it clear with swirls of color within, or select other hues for the orb itself.
They are sometimes called gazing balls. Sit them on a place in your home where there is plenty of sunlight. Watch the colors and magical reflections light the room as it shines through from different angles.
Also an especially nice place is your patio or on a tree where it can capture even more light . When the sun shines through, it will have the same effect as stained glass by reflecting the multiple colors.
What a nice way to keep your departed with you, even at work. You don’t have to worry about squeamish co-workers. Don’t to tell them that your loved one has accompanied you to work.
They will never guess and instead, you’ll get their compliments throughout the day.
An extraordinary and visually pleasing blown glass memorial and one of my personal favorites. As its name implies, it’s a flame shaped sculpture.
Some are made with a glimmering spiral design, made from the cremains. They swirl up the center, which enhances the flame effect. Purchase an illuminated and revolving stand, which adds even more to the optimal effect.
A new and unique method of keeping fresh flowers at your loved one’s resting place. Put them in an eye-catching blown glass vase. Imagine fresh flowers or a beautiful silk arrangement held by a vase created with your loved one’s cremains.
An irreplaceable design are these complex blown glass flowers. Spirit Pieces offers one complete with a hummingbird fluttering close-by. Some varieties have a hook for hanging a tiny bottle, containing the cremains. An absolutely distinctive conversation piece.
Pet Ashes Glass Art
We would never forget our beloved pets and their unconditional love. It’s a particular love that can rarely be received from another person.
You will definitely want a commemorative symbol to keep your precious pet’s spirit alive.
Touching stones are a good choice. They are smooth glass stones that contain the pet’s cremains, made in multiple colors.
Keep them in your pocket and the next time you have an urge to pet your beloved animal, take out a stone and rub it.
On the other hand, perhaps you find yourself in a special location, such as a favorite fishing hole where you both loved to go. Take out one of the stones and toss it in the water.
What Art Will You Choose?
As you can see, there are limitless types of cremation art. Virtually, if you can imagine it, then it can be created.
Furthermore, there is only a tiny amount of cremated remains required for any of these art pieces. Meaning you will still have a large amount of cremated remains to scatter or bury, if that is your wish.
Any of these would be an option for sharing a memorial keepsake with people who also loved him or her.
Perhaps you or your loved one had a passion for art and beauty. All of these and more would offer a memento specifically made for them.
Cremation art provides a way to keep their memories alive every day.