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Topic: Lampworked Bead for my best friend  (Read 1594 times)
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« on: November 20, 2010 11:54:43 PM »

Ok...this was my first attempt at a gravity bead...though its been about six months since I've had any serious torch time.
my best friend'dad passed away last christmas and she had a reallyhard time with it. I've been working with soft glass on a MAPP gas torch for about a year and a half and I wanted to make her something to remember her dad by. She brought me so cremains to incorporate into some glass. This was the result

I was really worried people would find it offensive. ...but she loves it. So I did what I set out to do...to give her something she can touch and carry with her
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010 12:55:50 AM »

Beautiful bead! How thoughtful of you, I'm sure it is something she will treasure forever!

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010 02:52:43 AM »

I think this is a lovely idea and it was so nice of you to do this for your friend.

« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010 04:43:10 AM »

I think it's beautiful and one of the most touching memory pieces I have ever seen. Not morbid at all. I have my cats ashes. I can not bear to scatter them in my town. I am waiting to scatter them when I purchase a home. I am going to ask my DH if he would make me some beads out of the ashes. Thank you for showing this. I am sorry for your friend's loss of her Father. I lost my Father too & my heart goes out to her.
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010 06:38:26 AM »

What a beautiful way to memorialize a loved one. I think it's beautiful...and something I would love when the time comes my parents move on. Brings tears to my eyes. It's wonderful.

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010 07:04:10 AM »

A long time ago I saw a website that would make glass pendants out of ashes you sent them, and I thought that was cool...

But yours is so much more awesome. You're friend is going to treasure it forever because you made it with love.

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010 10:40:41 AM »

It is a beautiful bead and a wonderful way to memorialize your friends father.

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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010 10:42:04 AM »

I think it's a great idea, very sweet and not offensive at all.
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010 04:07:26 PM »

What a great commemerative idea for a loved one or pet. I do not find it offensive or morose to want to keep a deceased loved one or pet close to you. I have put many different things into molten glass & ceramic material. I was living in Washington state when Mt. St Helens errupted many years go & we put the ash into all sorts of art medium for some vei] cool[/i]ry[ effects. 
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