Memorial Art

When it comes time to let go of the mortal and hold on to the memories, Wild Wares can create memorial pieces that are a permanent memento of a treasured companion.
A few precious granules of companion cremains are permanently embedded in a glass sculpture or one-of-a-kind pendant as individual glass beads for a necklace or bracelet.

The sterling silver wirework is hand-crafted, and only solid precious metal findings are used. Each piece is gently created with color schemes selected by you to best memorialize your companion. The glass sculpture or pendants are kiln annealed for permanent strength and may be made of opaque, transparent or a mix of both types of glass. Shimmering dichroic glass may also be used.

We use only System 96
Oceanside Glass

Solid sculpture, such as a pyramid or other shape are also used to encase cremains in a beautiful three dimensional art piece, which can also be carved with a loved one’s name, poem or other fitting remembrance.

These are gallery quality pieces with hand finishing and polishing. They are also unique with no two pieces alike.

“A few years ago I received a gift. It was a glass pyramid. I thought it was a beautiful piece of glass art! When I pulled it from the velvet pouch and turned in my hand I saw my best friend Frank’s name with his date of birth and date he died.

My friend, Jim Adlhoch, had taken a small amount of Frank’s ashes and infused them into the glass. The original piece was amber colored. The inside looked like the cosmos, a rainbow of color and shapes. Frank was a science nerd, art lover and art creator. The idea that a part of him is now infused into a beautiful piece of art overwhelms me.

The piece can be set on the base and looks like someone captured a glimpse of the cosmos on a starry night, or turned on it’s side showing his name, it becomes a memorial piece. Since receiving the original piece I’ve asked Jim to create additional pieces to give as gifts to family members.

“I’ve also received a ‘starfish’ piece with Frank’s name on it. We intended to place it in the ocean, but I haven’t been able to part with it. So… it remains in my car or suitcase. Frank loved to travel and the starfish goes with me as a reminder to live on, travel, enjoy life, love art, embrace science, behold the beauty and love of a life well lived.”