making animals into jewelry

At the risk of getting lambasted, I can't help but ask - how do you feel about having your animals ashes made into jewelry??

My co-worker is part of a glass blowing business, and this conversation has come up several times in the past. They keep getting asked to make glass animal ash pendants (and even a human one). They've made a few ash sprinkled pendants, as favors.

On my way home from work, I heard a DJ sponsored commercial (where they talk & talk & talk - and then plug the vendor) about "making your animals into diamonds"  "it only takes 5 cups of ashes" and "costs from $300 up to thousands, depending on the size and color of the ash formed stone"...what's next, furniture? Maybe animal ash furniture already exists. Have you heard of other animal ash created stuff?? If you are looking for a business idea, and working with ash remains doesn't bother you, here's your sign.

I completely understand heartfelt keepsakes, like horse hair jewelry - but wearing ashes? That's kinda like wearing blood in a vial necklace. From someone who just lost a beloved family animal, I think making ashes into jewelery is just plain weird.

Keep in mind a trusted source in a local animal cremation business confirmed ashes are not exclusive, animals are incinerated in groups...so, your getting a mixed scoop of the day. Sad, but true.

Apparently making your animals into jewelry is the new thing...and to that I say, to each there own. If it makes you feel better, go for it.


Martine said...

You won't be lambasted by me... I find this idea a wee bit weird!

fernvalley01 said...

My knee jerk reaction was EEEWWWW But I guess difference is what makes the world go round right ?

aurora said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one!