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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you put the ashes/sand/soil into the bead?

The beads are not hollow but are a solid ball of glass.  The ashes/sand/soil is sandwiched between the chosen colour and clear glass.  Once the beads are made they are placed into a kiln and cooled slowly overnight which hardens the glass and makes it stronger.

Can you use anything other than ashes, sand or soil?

We are happy to consider other items but they would have to be non flamable.  We work with a 1000 degree flame so pet hair and breast milk are therefore not able to be used.

Are there any colours that are not advised?

As ashes/sand are generally very light in colour, we would not recommend cream or white as the ashes/sand will not be visible.  Unless, of course, this is the look you wish to achieve.

Do you make Pandora style beads?

Sorry no we don't offer a traditional shapped pandora bead.  The size of the hole compared to the thickness of glass would make the beads fragile and increasing the risk of cracking/breaking.  

We do however offer charms and our Barrel bead which can be added to a 3mm pandora bracelet.  Charms

How long will it take?

We generally say 14 days from receiving the ashes at the studio.  Depending on work load, this could be more/less.  We will advise you every step of the way.

Can i have a discount/pay less?

A discount is available on larger orders such as beach weddings.  Please select the Beach Wedding Package link in the online store for further details.    Wedding Package

Discount is also available by quoting a promotional codes which will be advertised throughout the year.