Glass Pet Cremation Jewelry…
….came into being because of my amazing, sweet, funny 100 pound lab mix, Madison Fuddy Buddy Pie Pie, who added so much to my life with his generous heart, grace, and dignity.
Raised from a 5 month old Humane Society misfit into a trusted friend and amazing hiking, camping, and all around fun, ready for any adventure companion for over 14 years, I deeply missed his gentle spirit, happy disposition, and big waggy tail joyful with life. (I still do.)
I had kept his ashes in their container from the animal crematory in a wonderful oak box my father in law built, created especially to hold the container along with his collars (puppy size, big, and even bigger!), tags, leash, and other sweet memories.
And while the box was beautifully made and holds a special place of honor in our home, I needed something smaller, closer, easier to hold and keep with me. That’s when I took a big breath, shed (more than) a few tears, and opened his box for the first time in 3 years.
But a funny thing happened. As soon as I started to create a glass bead with his ashes, I felt a lightness and joy nearby. My tears dried up, and a smile replaced the sorrow I was feeling. I felt a deep and calming sense of connection. I knew it was ok to continue. And I found I was really happy when making custom pet jewelry.
My husband, like most men, doesn’t wear much jewelry. So I knew a pendant wasn’t going to be around his neck any time soon. But he also wanted to have a reminder of his big dog buddy Madison, and that’s when I created TouchStones. Glass TouchStones are similar to a worry stone, being small in size to easily carry in a pocket or purse, with a soothing Spiral of Life texture on both sides, or a raised paw print on one.
The TouchStones include a lovely handmade oak pedestal to hold it upright when not in your pocket. This allows light to shine through, creating a color filled stream of memories and smiles.
My Glass Pet Cremation Jewelry and TouchStones have given me such a deep and comforting sense of peace, and I love knowing my big guy Maddie is always nearby. I hope they can for you too. Sincerely, Sheri