I have an absolutely wonderful giveaway that I am so happy to be able to provide thanks to the generosity of Mark Hamilton of Psyche Cremation Jewelry.
Mark is a professional lampwork glass artist. He has created many beautiful pieces of hand blown glass jewelry over the past 14+ years, but cremation jewelry is the most rewarding glass work he has done. Everything he creates is done by his hands and it is so different than anything I've ever seen before. Mark takes the ashes of your loved one and transforms it into the focal design of the pendant. Essentially, your loved one becomes part of the art!
When you send Mark the ashes of your loved one, he treats them with great care and respect. He even requests a photo of your loved one and anything you want to tell him about them so that he may better create a custom pendant to capture who they are. I think this is something that is very important to know that the ashes of someone you love so much is being tenderly cared for. It also means a lot to know that someone is taking the time to get to really know the person who is missing from your life.
"I carefully encase the cremains in molten glass and uses them to form
different designs inside the pendant. The clear glass shows the ashes
off beautifully and allows the light to play off the hundreds of tiny gas bubbles the ashes create as they are absorbed into the glass.
The size and patterns of the bubbles can’t be controlled but happen
organically as the glass and ashes mix and fuse together in different
ways. For this reason, no two pieces of cremation jewelry will ever be
alike." ~ Mark Hamilton
Your pendant will be as unique as the person it was created for.
"The Greek word for the soul is Psyche. In
ancient Greece, the soul was personified as a butterfly and the word
Psyche can be literally interpreted as “spirit, breath, life or
animating force”. The Psyche is the element within a
living being that gives them life and personality and continues “to
breathe” even after leaving the body.
I chose this name and butterfly image because when you and I work together to create a piece of cremation jewelry,
we’re really giving the memory of your loved one’s Psyche a physical
manifestation in the world. We’re creating a beautiful piece of art with
their physical cremains that enhances their continuing felt presence in
your life." ~Mark Hamilton
To learn more about Mark's work you can visit Psyche Cremation Jewelry.
Mark is providing a pendant (necklace not included) worth $77 for me to give away to one lucky person. (Thank you for your generosity, Mark!) A pendant worth more can be chosen by the winner but the winner must pay the difference. To enter, please visit Mark's website and tell me which pendant is your favorite in a comment below.
Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each or they will not count):
1) Follow my blog
2) Like my Caring for Carleigh FB page
3) Like the Psyche Cremation Jewelry FB page
The giveaway will remain open until Monday 12 pm EST and a winner will be announced that evening.
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