PaperTurtleUrns

Handmade cremation urns by Laura Bruzzese

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Announcement    Welcome to Paper Turtle, handmade urns for people & pets by Laura Bruzzese, thanks for visiting! We strive to create custom and readymade urns that best reflect your family members' lives. Readymade urns ship within 1-2 days, custom urns are made-to-order as quickly as possible while giving each urn the care and attention it needs. Turn-around time can vary between 2-6 weeks depending on the design and our production schedule. *Please let me know if there is a memorial already planned.* Rush service available. Most orders ship USPS Priority (from 87102).

CUSTOM URNS: We devote our full time and attention to each urn as needed; each is unique, and some take longer than others, depending on design & our production schedule at any given time. I will do my best to keep you updated throughout the process, including any technical issues that may arise (rare, but it happens). Thank you for your patience and understanding with this special work.

SIZING NOTE: The funeral industry standard for measuring appropriate urn capacity is 1 lb living weight = 1 cubic inch. Capacities for each of our urns is listed according to this standard; however, please note that cremation is not a 'perfect science' and there are rare occasions when the volume of ashes is larger than expected. If you have questions about size/capacity, please ask your funeral professional or contact me in advance of purchase. Thanks so much.

8/8/22 Our studio will be closing for a few days this week for R n R, so custom orders placed this week will be started the week of Aug 15, and readymade orders placed after Aug 9 will be shipped Aug. 15. Thanks!

1/2/22 Happy New Year! All Custom listings are active again. We appreciate your patience and look forward to helping bring your ideas to life to honor your special human and furry family members this year.

11/16/21 Current turn-around time for carved or painted custom urns is about 4 weeks. Cat urns are 2-3 weeks (longer for markings & portraits). We will stop taking custom orders Dec 10 in order to finish urns that are in progress, and take some time off for the holidays. Thank you!

11/4/21 *I am traveling for a few days*. New orders will ship Nov 10, and the round and vertical baby urn listings will be renewed then too. If you have an immediate need, please message me and I will arrange advance shipping. Thanks!

8/24/21
Current turn-around times for customized urns:
Baby urns with decals: 2-3 weeks
Painted urns: 3-4 weeks
Painted cat urns (markings or portrait): 3-4 weeks
Single color cat urns (with names): 2-3 weeks
Thank you!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 8, 2022

Welcome to Paper Turtle, handmade urns for people & pets by Laura Bruzzese, thanks for visiting! We strive to create custom and readymade urns that best reflect your family members' lives. Readymade urns ship within 1-2 days, custom urns are made-to-order as quickly as possible while giving each urn the care and attention it needs. Turn-around time can vary between 2-6 weeks depending on the design and our production schedule. *Please let me know if there is a memorial already planned.* Rush service available. Most orders ship USPS Priority (from 87102).

CUSTOM URNS: We devote our full time and attention to each urn as needed; each is unique, and some take longer than others, depending on design & our production schedule at any given time. I will do my best to keep you updated throughout the process, including any technical issues that may arise (rare, but it happens). Thank you for your patience and understanding with this special work.

SIZING NOTE: The funeral industry standard for measuring appropriate urn capacity is 1 lb living weight = 1 cubic inch. Capacities for each of our urns is listed according to this standard; however, please note that cremation is not a 'perfect science' and there are rare occasions when the volume of ashes is larger than expected. If you have questions about size/capacity, please ask your funeral professional or contact me in advance of purchase. Thanks so much.

8/8/22 Our studio will be closing for a few days this week for R n R, so custom orders placed this week will be started the week of Aug 15, and readymade orders placed after Aug 9 will be shipped Aug. 15. Thanks!

1/2/22 Happy New Year! All Custom listings are active again. We appreciate your patience and look forward to helping bring your ideas to life to honor your special human and furry family members this year.

11/16/21 Current turn-around time for carved or painted custom urns is about 4 weeks. Cat urns are 2-3 weeks (longer for markings & portraits). We will stop taking custom orders Dec 10 in order to finish urns that are in progress, and take some time off for the holidays. Thank you!

11/4/21 *I am traveling for a few days*. New orders will ship Nov 10, and the round and vertical baby urn listings will be renewed then too. If you have an immediate need, please message me and I will arrange advance shipping. Thanks!

8/24/21
Current turn-around times for customized urns:
Baby urns with decals: 2-3 weeks
Painted urns: 3-4 weeks
Painted cat urns (markings or portrait): 3-4 weeks
Single color cat urns (with names): 2-3 weeks
Thank you!

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About PaperTurtleUrns

Sales 3,593
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From My Heart to Your Hands

I am honored to help families select or create urns that celebrate the lives of their beloved family members and pets. I strive to offer personal and compassionate service providing urns that encompass individuality, beauty, uniqueness, and excellent craftsmanship. Every life is a work of art. Thank you for visiting.

Shop members

  • Laura Bruzzese

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Production partners

  • 3 P Partners

    San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

    A small crafts company located in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where employees are paid fair wages for their work in traditional arts.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Personlize your urn with names/dates or meaningful text, special imagery or colors, size and shape. Fully custom urns created with my design guidance are also available. Prices vary according to size and design complexity. Rush service available. Please convo me or email laura@paper-turtle.com to discuss options.

Sizing details

Listings include size, weight, and capacity (volume in cubic inches) for each urn. To help customers select the appropriate sized urn for their needs, it is standard industry practice to allow one cubic inch per pound of body weight (i.e., 100 ci for an individual weighing 100 pounds or less).

The dry weight calculation is 1 cup = 14.4 cubic inches.

Care instructions

Clean ceramic urns with a soft, damp cloth or dusting fabric. Clean biodegradable urns with soft cloth.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All ceramic urns are double-boxed to ensure safety during transit. I use only biodegradable fill and recyclable plastic bubble and cardboard packing materials. I am happy to include a note card with a special message per request.

Wholesale availability

Please contact me at laura@paper-turtle.com for wholesale inquiries for ceramic urns.

Care instructions

Ceramic urns may be sealed or left unsealed for future scattering. To permanently seal your ceramic urn, squeeze a few drops of clear epoxy such as E6000 onto the flange, and insert into base. Wipe off any excess epoxy with a clean cloth.