PaperTurtleUrns

Handmade cremation urns by Laura Bruzzese

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Welcome to Paper Turtle, handmade urns for people & pets by Laura Bruzzese. We strive to create custom and readymade urns that best reflect your family members' lives. Readymade urns ship within 1-2 days, custom orders are made 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 date planned.* Rush service available. Most orders ship USPS Priority (from 87102).

5/18/21 Baby and Custom Cat Urn listings occasionally sell out for 7-10 days so we can catch up on existing orders. But have no fear! We are still making all designs. *NOTE* I'm taking time off to visit my daughter next week, so while we're happy to add your orders to our production schedule, they won't be started until after Memorial Day. Thank you!

12/5 Please note: **I am booked for custom urns the rest of December, so any orders placed this month will not be started until January. I look forward to helping with a special urn for your family member in 2021. Thank you. **

11/25 We are (regrettably) temporarily discontinuing shipping to the EU due to COVID-related delays, returns, and general mayhem. We apologize for any disappointment, and look forward to the day when we can trust that our special urns will reach their international destinations safely and in a timely manner.

Current Turn-Around Times (Nov 2020):
+All readymade urns ship within 1-2 business days
+Readymade urns with custom decals: 3-5 days
+Custom urns with stamped text (including cat & dog urns): 1-2 weeks
+Custom urns with hand-painted or decal designs (including cat & baby urns): 3-4 weeks
+Large custom hand-painted adult or baby urns: 3-5 weeks

CUSTOM URNS: I devote my full time and attention to each urn as needed; each is unique, and some take longer than others, depending on design & our production schedule. 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 during the process.

Please convo me with any questions. Thanks for visiting!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 24, 2021

Welcome to Paper Turtle, handmade urns for people & pets by Laura Bruzzese. We strive to create custom and readymade urns that best reflect your family members' lives. Readymade urns ship within 1-2 days, custom orders are made 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 date planned.* Rush service available. Most orders ship USPS Priority (from 87102).

5/18/21 Baby and Custom Cat Urn listings occasionally sell out for 7-10 days so we can catch up on existing orders. But have no fear! We are still making all designs. *NOTE* I'm taking time off to visit my daughter next week, so while we're happy to add your orders to our production schedule, they won't be started until after Memorial Day. Thank you!

12/5 Please note: **I am booked for custom urns the rest of December, so any orders placed this month will not be started until January. I look forward to helping with a special urn for your family member in 2021. Thank you. **

11/25 We are (regrettably) temporarily discontinuing shipping to the EU due to COVID-related delays, returns, and general mayhem. We apologize for any disappointment, and look forward to the day when we can trust that our special urns will reach their international destinations safely and in a timely manner.

Current Turn-Around Times (Nov 2020):
+All readymade urns ship within 1-2 business days
+Readymade urns with custom decals: 3-5 days
+Custom urns with stamped text (including cat & dog urns): 1-2 weeks
+Custom urns with hand-painted or decal designs (including cat & baby urns): 3-4 weeks
+Large custom hand-painted adult or baby urns: 3-5 weeks

CUSTOM URNS: I devote my full time and attention to each urn as needed; each is unique, and some take longer than others, depending on design & our production schedule. 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 during the process.

Please convo me with any questions. Thanks for visiting!

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About PaperTurtleUrns

Sales 2,395
On Etsy since 2016

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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More information

Last updated on Dec 6, 2019
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.