ThePetMemorialGuys

Pet Memorials created from Blown Glass & Cremation Ash

Manzanita, Oregon 151 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (33)

ThePetMemorialGuys

Pet Memorials created from Blown Glass & Cremation Ash

Manzanita, Oregon | 151 Sales

Roger and Trevor Crosta

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Roger and Trevor Crosta

Announcement    We're open again! Making Beautiful Handmade Cremation Ash Pet Memorials with blown glass is our specialty.

Hi, We're Roger and Trevor, father and son glassblowers. If you've lost a beloved pet, let us create a special hand-blown Memorial for you in their honor. We've developed a unique technique that allows us to embed Pet Cremation Ash directly into our art glass. Creating these memorials has become a tradition in our glass-blowing studio that we’d like to share with you.

Because we are a small family studio we can take the extra time and care each memorial deserves. We create only one at a time and work hard to keep you updated along the way. If you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to send us a message. We have also lost loved ones along the way and would love to help you out anyway we can.

Choose any color of memorial on our shop. Once your order is placed we'll send an order confirmation and mail you a small collection kit that makes it easy to send us a tiny amount of ash.

Thank You For Considering Us To Create Your Memorial, It means a lot.

–Roger & Trevor Crosta

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Last updated on Jul 29, 2019

We're open again! Making Beautiful Handmade Cremation Ash Pet Memorials with blown glass is our specialty.

Hi, We're Roger and Trevor, father and son glassblowers. If you've lost a beloved pet, let us create a special hand-blown Memorial for you in their honor. We've developed a unique technique that allows us to embed Pet Cremation Ash directly into our art glass. Creating these memorials has become a tradition in our glass-blowing studio that we’d like to share with you.

Because we are a small family studio we can take the extra time and care each memorial deserves. We create only one at a time and work hard to keep you updated along the way. If you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to send us a message. We have also lost loved ones along the way and would love to help you out anyway we can.

Choose any color of memorial on our shop. Once your order is placed we'll send an order confirmation and mail you a small collection kit that makes it easy to send us a tiny amount of ash.

Thank You For Considering Us To Create Your Memorial, It means a lot.

–Roger & Trevor Crosta

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Welcome! We’re Roger & Trevor, a father & son team of glassblowers located on the Oregon Coast. We design and create these beautifully textured hand-blown Pet Memorials in our family studio.

We specialize in a process based on an old Venetian glassblowing technique, that allows us to fuse cremation pet ash into the surface of our blown glass objects and create these exquisite Memorials. Here is how the process works:

When we make our Blown Glass Memorials, we fuse the cremation ash into the bottom half of the molten globe as we blow it out. The unique properties of the glass and ash, combined with the extreme heat of the glassblowing process, fuse the cremation ash into the surface of the globe.

The cremation ash actually becomes part of the glass, forming a rough, beautifully textured surface that allows the color to show through. The cremation ash is permanently embedded into the surface of the glass, producing the whitish, textured surface that you see on the the Memorials. The ash is not sealed on the inside of the memorial, which is hollow–it is fused into the glass itself. It can't be rubbed off, and it won't deteriorate or change in any way. It is permanent, resistant to moisture, and will never fade or disappear.

We will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the process–it's important to us that you know how it works and what you are getting when you order one of our Memorials. You can see what the embedded Cremation Ash looks like in the detailed photos we have included throughout the shop.

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Last updated on October 8, 2015
Hello! Thanks so much for exploring our Memorial shop. Please contact us with any questions you have. We love what we do and are more then happy to help!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We want every customer to be happy with his/her purchase. If you’re not for any reasons, please contact asap after receiving your glass and we'll do our best to resolve the situation!

Inspect contents of package upon arrival and report any damage to carrier immediately. All packages are shipped fully insured.
Payment
We accept credit card payments directly through our Etsy shop. You can also pay with your PayPal account. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Shipping
Once your order is placed we'll mail you a collection kit that includes a vial with identification labels, a measuring scoop, and detailed instructions for sending the ashes to us. Any amount of cremation ash, even a tiny amount, must be sent Priority Mail Express via the Post Office. The Post Office is the only carrier service that transports cremation ash. Our kit conforms with all Postal Regulations and ensures the your pet’s ashes will be shipped securely with safe delivery guaranteed.

Be wary of any other shop or service that does not use Priority Express as it's the only legal way to transport the ashes. Pets are part of the family and it's worth it to take every step we can to ensure their safe travels.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ

What Is A Cremation Ash Memorial Globe?
A Memorial globe is a hollow blown glass sphere we make by hand in our studio. We apply the cremation ash to the surface of the globe when the glass is in a molten state, and fuse it into the surface.

How Do I Place An Order?
Click the "Order A Memorial" link and choose your color and package option. There are instructions for ordering at the top of the page.

How Big Are They?
The Memorials are approximately 4.5" in diameter and weigh a little over a pound. They are extremely durable and can be displayed inside or out of doors.

Will The Ash Ever Rub Off?
No. The ash is permanently embedded into the glass and can't be rubbed off.

How Much Ash Do You Need?
We need a half-teaspoon of ash to make each Memorial.

How Do I Send The Ashes To You?
We mail you a collection kit that includes a vial with identification labels, a measuring scoop, and detailed instructions for sending the ashes to us. Any amount of cremation ash, even a tiny amount, must be sent Priority Mail Express via the Post Office. The Post Office is the only carrier service that transports cremation ash. Our kit conforms with all Postal Regulations and ensures the your pet’s ashes will be shipped securely with safe delivery guaranteed.

How Long Will It Take To Make?
We need four to six weeks from the time we receive the ashes to complete the memorial.

Can You Use Any Kind Of Pet Cremation Ash?
Yes. We can make a Memorial with any kind of pet cremation ash.

Do You Make Memorials With Human Cremation Ash?
No, we do not. We only make Memorials for pets.

What If I Need More Than One Memorial For Different Ashes?
Just let us know when you place your order, and we will include a separate vial for each Memorial when we send the collection kit.

Can You Combine The Ashes From Two Pets In One Memorial?
Yes. If you want to combine ashes in one Memorial we will send separate vials in the collection kit and combine them when we make the Memorial.

Do They Come With A Display Stand?
Yes. Each Memorial comes with a clear acrylic display stand.

How Do You Ship Them?
We ship all our Finished Memorials Priority Mail via the Post Office. They are double boxed and insured for the purchase price. We also provide tracking information for each.

Do You Take Orders From Or Ship Anything Outside The US?
No, we do not.

If I Buy More Than One, Can You Ship Them To Separate Addresses?
Yes. Just provide us with the separate addresses and we'll mail them anywhere in the US.

Can I Order For Someone Else And Let Them Choose The Memorial?
Yes. If you have a friend that has experienced the loss of a pet you are welcome to purchase a memorial as a gift for them. We can ship the collection kit to you and to give to them personally, or we can ship it directly to them. They will be able to choose any color they like, and we’re happy to accommodate any requests you may have if possible.

What If I'm Not Comfortable Removing My Pet's Ashes, Or Don't Know How?
We suggest you return to your crematory or veterinarian and ask them to remove a small amount for each memorial. Most urns unscrew and most boxes have a screw or screws on the bottom. The screws are sometimes under felt circles.

More info can be found on our website at www.AfterglowMemorials.com