One of the most revered benefits associated with cremation is having the ability to be as creative as desired when it comes to scattering ashes, or cremains. You can choose to have your ashes scattered at sea, in the air, or at one or more of your favorite places on Earth. Now, thanks to a Kansas man named Vaughn Evans, you can have your ashes turned into one or more custom-made glass keepsakes.
Evans has been working with glass since 1999, and decided to venture into cremation keepsakes when one of his existing customers asked Evans if he could incorporate her loved one’s ashes into a piece of glass art. Since that moment, Evans’ skills and talent at turning cremains into art have become widely publicized throughout the Kansas region. At present, Evans makes about one cremation glass art piece per week from the garage of his home in Linwood.
Evans is usually commissioned to make glass marbles, but offers paperweights, beads, pendants, and jewelry as well. Customers send Evans about a teaspoon of their loved one’s ashes, which are then combined with molten glass and used to decorate various forms of glass keepsakes. Evans then uses a series of different colors and glass types to create an attractive, unique, one-of-a-kind keepsake that families and friends can keep forever to memorialize their loved ones.
Families around the country and in the Kansas area who want custom glass keepsakes made with their loved one’s ashes can contact Vaughn Evans directly through his website at cremationmarbles.com. Prices for cremation marbles range from $20 to $200, whereas paperweights range between $32 and $250.
Heartland Cremation offers simple and direct cremation services while providing your loved one with the gentle care and dignity they deserve. We have locations through the greater Kansas City region, including Overland Park, Eudora, Columbia, and Jefferson City. Please contact us at Heartland Cremation to learn more about our simple and worry-free cremation services.