The Process – 3 Easy Steps

 

The process of commissioning your own cremation jewelry is easy. I take care of most of the details so all you’ll need to do is place your order and use the kit I’ll send to return your loved one’s ashes to me.

The information below is repeated elsewhere on this website. This page is for those who want an ordered, detailed description of the process of commissioning your own memorial.

Below are the steps we’ll complete as we work together to create your memorial.

 

Place Your Order

Add the pieces that you’d like to your cart and checkout. When the order is complete you’ll receive a confirmation email and I’ll send out a kit you can use to send the ashes of your loved one to me.

 

Mail The Ashes

Within a week or so (for USA orders), you will receive a package from Psyche Cremation Jewelry. This is the kit you’ll use to send me the ashes of your loved one. In the kit will be a small glass jar, a measuring scoop, and a prepaid mailing envelope.

Just place one scoop (about 1/4 tsp) of ashes in the jar for each memorial ordered. Place the jar in the prepaid mailing envelope along with any photos or written memories of your loved one you’d like me to review before making your memorials. Then drop the prepaid envelope in your nearest mail box.*

* Orders from outside the US please visit the International Shipping page to choose a shipping option.

 

 Anticipate Your Memorials

When I receive your jar of ashes in the mail, I’ll note the date and put your package with the other memorials waiting to be made. The next time I’m in the shop doing my best work and feeling in good and centered space, I’ll reach for the top package.

I’ll open the package and read anything you’ve shared with me about your loved one. I’ll look at any photos you’ve included to get a sense of who they were before creating your memorials.

When your memorials are complete, I’ll put them in my hot glass kiln and anneal them at close to 1,200F degrees. This ensures that any stress points are relieved, making them strong and durable.

The next day, once your pieces have cooled, I’ll package them up safely along with any remaining ashes and photos you sent and send them via USPS First Class airmail. I’ll also send you a confirmation email so you’ll know to be watching for your package.

For customers within the continental US, the entire process from the time you send the ashes until you receive your cremation jewelry averages 2-4 weeks. During very busy or slow times, this can vary as much as 2 weeks longer or shorter depending on how many orders are in my queue. If you are in a rush, please let me know and I’ll do what I can to make sure you receive your finished pieces when you need them.

 

 

Testimonials

Dear Mark, I cannot thank you enough for the sweet gift, talent, & love that you put into your work. What a wonderful way to honor the ones we have lost.

I am so glad that I found your site, as I was really struggling with something meaningful & special to do with the little tin can that sits on my nightstand. Scatter the ashes? Keep them tucked away forever inside the tin can forever?

I saw your work and knew immediately that, although it was difficult to take a few scoops out of the can to send off to you, this was a perfect way to add a little more beauty & movement to the sad, stillness of the tin can. And it is something that I will wear & hold close to me always. It was the first of many steps to moving through the grief of losing my boy. I miss him always…Thank you so much, this life is beautiful.

Molly Doerner
  • Psyche Cremation Jewelry
  • 70 SW Century Dr, Suite 100-397
    Bend, Oregon 97702
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  • 541-393-8088

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