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 glass cremation memorial.
Below are the steps we’ll complete as we work together to create your memorial.
Add the pieces that you’d like to your cart and checkout using the secure Paypal shopping cart.
When the order is complete you’ll receive a confirmation email and I’ll send out a kit you can use to return the ashes of your loved one to me.
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 the ashes of your loved one. In the kit will be a small glass jar, a measuring scoop, a card with detailed instructions, and a prepaid mailing envelope.
Just follow the included instructions and 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.
When I receive your jar of ashes in the mail, I 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 and try to get a sense of their energy. Then I’ll prop up my favorite photo of them and create your memorials, looking at the photo from time to time and thinking about what you’ve told me about them.
When your memorials are complete, I put them in my hot glass kiln and anneal them at close to 1,200F degrees over the course of 15+ hours. This ensures that any stress points are relieved before cooling, which increases the durability of the finished piece.
The next day, once your pieces have cooled, I’ll package them up safely along with any remaining ashes and photos you sent. Then I’ll 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 extremely 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 cremation jewelry when you need it.