Hello, My name is Christina Nixon Cole, and I torch my art.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cremains Beads

Have you lost a loved one? A pet or family member? Would you like to carry them close to your heart?

In November 2010, I lost my Grandmother to cancer. And about 10 years ago I lost my Grandfather. Just before Grandma died I finally was ready to work with my grandfather's ashes in my glass. It was a beautiful process for me. I wasn't sad like I thought I would be. I was quite happy to "play" with him again. It was very therapeutic to talk to him as I brought out his ashes and added it to my glass.

I made about five beads and strung them up into necklaces. On my next visit with my family I gave them each a necklace. One for Grandma, Mom, sister and myself. I love carrying a peace of grandpa and holding him close to my heart.

Now that I have Grandma's ashes, I plan to do something special with her too.

So with this, I am happy to offer this service to others. Do you have a loved one you would like to put into a bead? If you don't have ashes, I can use some hair or finger nail and encase it in the glass, it turns out much like the ashes. If you wish, I can put a lock of hair in a hollow bead.

Please give me a call for a free consultation. Ask about the Cremains Beadmaking Class.