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Flower Vase Memorial with Nightwirl Touchstone

Flower Vase Memorial with Nightwirl Touchstone

I was shopping in HEB and saw a really nice vase and wanted to share a bit of an art project. I took about 20' of brass wire and wire wrapped the bottom of the vase...
June 9, 2017 Read More about Flower Vase Memorial with Nightwirl Touchstone
Diamonds from Ashes

Diamonds from Ashes

The Ultimate Post-Life Hack: Turning Human Ashes Into Diamonds In Western society, the notion of death is very difficult for many people to cope with. Arranging an appropriate farewell for someone who has recently passed away...
June 4, 2017 Read More about Diamonds from Ashes
Standing Hearts with Cremation Ash

Standing Hearts with Cremation Ash

We're excited to offer a new glass heart with cremains by Aaron; our Standing Glass Heart. This 5" heart comes in two different colors and will sit comfortably on desks or wider window sills. We use...
May 29, 2017 Read More about Standing Hearts with Cremation Ash

Turning Ashes into Glass

Glass with cremains mixed into the ash is a lovely way to remember a loved one but how does it actually happen? For hot glass, it's somewhat akin to making a candle (except with 1800 degree...
March 31, 2017 Read More about Turning Ashes into Glass

Travelling On Airlines with Cremains and Crematory Urns

I was asked the other day 'can we take cremains on a plane' and I figured this would make a good article :)  So in short, the answer is yes, you can do so, however it's...
March 31, 2017 Read More about Travelling On Airlines with Cremains and Crematory Urns

Hummingbirds with Infused Ash

For a good part of 2016 we were looking for a contributing artist who could infuse ashes into the hummingbirds themselves.  Big fail - until now!!  Charles, who makes our lovely turtle pendants, also can make...
February 10, 2017 Read More about Hummingbirds with Infused Ash

Welcome to 2017

2016 ended up being a great year for Spirit Pieces. We launched over a dozen new products, got invited to showcase our goods at a number of local shows, and made a lot of Christmas Mornings...
January 10, 2017 Read More about Welcome to 2017
Memorialize Me

Memorialize Me

I had the pleasure to talk to local Austin company called Memorialize Me.  Jaan Leemet, the founder, started MemorializeMe to help solve the problem of survivors identifying the various legal and social accounts held by the departed. ...
December 16, 2016 Read More about Memorialize Me
Perkins Memorial Tower Photo Shoot

Perkins Memorial Tower Photo Shoot

One of my favorite places up in NY is Perkin's Memorial Tower on the top of Bear Mountain Park.  To get there, you need to take a long steep winding road up to the top of the...
November 8, 2016 Read More about Perkins Memorial Tower Photo Shoot
The Making of Our Glass Flowers with Infused Cremation Ash

The Making of Our Glass Flowers with Infused Cremation Ash

Our handmade glass flowers with infused cremation ash have been a big hit with several people buying memorial bouquets to remember loved ones by. We decided to show you how these lovely creations are made!
September 23, 2016 Read More about The Making of Our Glass Flowers with Infused Cremation Ash
Funeral Flowers Jewelry by Impressed by Nature

Funeral Flowers Jewelry by Impressed by Nature

I recently went to the NY Now show and saw some amazing products (some of which are/will be making their way onto Spirit Pieces.  One artist, Kyla of Impressed By Nature, had a very cool jewelry line where...
September 13, 2016 Read More about Funeral Flowers Jewelry by Impressed by Nature
How Do They Do That? The Making Of Our Airships

How Do They Do That? The Making Of Our Airships

We get a lot of questions regarding how our beautiful airships are created so we decided to write a blog entry regarding!  Our airship (and hot air balloon) line are produced by Greg, one of the...
September 2, 2016 Read More about How Do They Do That? The Making Of Our Airships
New Hummingbird Sculptures - First Looks!

New Hummingbird Sculptures - First Looks!

Glass Hummingbird Sculpture with Silver Keepsake for Ashes of Loved Ones
August 29, 2016 Read More about New Hummingbird Sculptures - First Looks!
Using Facebook Leads to Validate Facebook Audience Buying Intent

Using Facebook Leads to Validate Facebook Audience Buying Intent

Facebook is a wonderful way to advertise ... if you like spending money like a sailor on shore leave.  With it's zillions of fans any budget can be spent quickly, and ineffectively, if not planned well. ...
August 17, 2016 Read More about Using Facebook Leads to Validate Facebook Audience Buying Intent
Facebook A/B Advertising Testing

Facebook A/B Advertising Testing

Back when life was simple, one used their hands to work and advertised with a hammer, a stout tree and a piece of paper.  But now, there are SEO specialists, who are different than SEM specialists,...
August 5, 2016 Read More about Facebook A/B Advertising Testing
Interview with Autumn Summer

Interview with Autumn Summer

HI RYAN. YOU OWN AUTUMN SUMMER PROVIDING VARIOUS WOOD CARVED PRODUCTS FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE. HOW DID YOU START UP THE BUSINESS? Hi Dave, I started Autumn Summer around 2009, and it was originally a way to...
July 29, 2016 Read More about Interview with Autumn Summer
Interview with Venbead

Interview with Venbead

HI PAULA, YOU HAVE SOME LOVELY GLASS PENDANTS. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH IT? WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT? Hello Dave thanks for your kind words. I have been melting glass since 2005 and I...
July 27, 2016 Read More about Interview with Venbead
Owning a Small Business (Part 1)

Owning a Small Business (Part 1)

Running a Memorial Art business is a topic that invokes a wider range of emotional response than, say, having a Kettle Corn stand (yum Kettle Corn.) From 'Oh my god that's horrible' to 'that's so cool'...
July 23, 2016 Read More about Owning a Small Business (Part 1)
Zen Garden with Flower and Garden Stones

Zen Garden with Flower and Garden Stones

I always see people with their little Zen Gardens on their desks and figured I would get my own and play around with it. I got a 'Deluxe Zen Garden' from Toysmith and opened it up....
July 22, 2016 Read More about Zen Garden with Flower and Garden Stones
Art in Death

Art in Death

The parting of ways between you and those you love as they pass is always a difficult time for all involved. To some, celebrating the life of the deceased through art is a way to help...
July 21, 2016 Read More about Art in Death
New Pictures of Confetti's and Glimmers

New Pictures of Confetti's and Glimmers

It's hot here in Texas and it's getting harder and harder to make it through a tennis match unless you play super early in the day.  And it's gonna get hotter!  But fortunately it wasn't yet...
July 16, 2016 Read More about New Pictures of Confetti's and Glimmers
Glass Hummingbird Figurine with Silver Keepsake Urn

Glass Hummingbird Figurine with Silver Keepsake Urn

Before I started Spirit Pieces Memorials I started Spirit Piece Ornaments; at this point in time (mid July 2016) I have over 1500 sales with 500 5 star ratings - go me!! The reason these lovely...
July 15, 2016 Read More about Glass Hummingbird Figurine with Silver Keepsake Urn
Garden Ceramic Acorn Keepsake Urn

Garden Ceramic Acorn Keepsake Urn

Glass is a beautiful material to work with but it's only one of many amazing materials out there. We're excited to announce our first foray into ceramics with our acorn keepsake urn. This wonderfully unique way...
July 8, 2016 Read More about Garden Ceramic Acorn Keepsake Urn
Glass Flowers with Cremation Ash in Glass Now Available

Glass Flowers with Cremation Ash in Glass Now Available

Super excited to release our new flower line. These handmade glass flowers contain a small amount of ash in the glass petals of the bloom. Ranging in 3-4" in diameter and 7-10 inches in length, these glass...
June 29, 2016 Read More about Glass Flowers with Cremation Ash in Glass Now Available