Hand-made Stained Glass Urns
(Copyright 1998 Sharon Long)
Until just recently, I had the opportunity to share the life of a most wonderful cat. His name was FAT CAT. In April he was diagnosed with TERMINAL CANCER and had to be put to sleep. This cat was EVERYTHING to me! I felt the need to have him near me, so I decided to have his remains cremated. My dilemma came when I had no container to store his remains in. I happen to be a stained glass artist, so I set out to design an urn worthy of my special friend. The result was a beautiful stained glass urn and the inspiration to create custom-designed urns for others. Sometimes, it's funny how events in one's life can lead to a calling or path one must follow. I feel that is the case here. Through the loss of my dear friend, I've gained the desire to share my special product with others, hoping it may provide comfort, beauty, and serenity.
My hand-made urns are comprised of two parts. They hold the cremains in the base, which is crafted from MIRRORED ANTIQUE GLASS so as to provide a receptacle that is private and not see-through. The colors are very deep and "rich" and there are many to choose from. The top part is crafted from CLEAR TEXTURED GLASS and houses a candle or small oil lamp that may be lit in remembrance of your furchild. The front of the urn's top is a clear window to view the flame or can be used to hold a photo. There is also an option for a hand-painted portrait for this space. Both top and bottom can be COLOR CUSTOMIZED! Even if the pet's ashes are scattered, the urn can act as the vehicle, and afterwards, become a memorial to your pet. As a unique, completely custom-made piece, each pet's urn is as individual as it is. No two will ever be the same. In addition, your pet's urn will serve as a piece of functional art that will endure for years. Prices begin at $95. Hand-painted portraits are $20 extra. Please contact me for a complete price quote.
I am currently offering two different styles: 1.STANDARD-which is tall and rectangular in shape. 2.PYRAMID-which is in the shape of a four sided Egyptian pyramid. Sizes are as follows: Standard Sm.-3 3/4" x 3 3/4" x 9 1/2" (approx.18ci) Med.-4 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 10 3/4"(approx.48ci) Lg.-4 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 12 3/4" (approx.82ci.) XLg.-5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 12 3/4"(approx.125ci.) Pyramid Sm.-5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 4 3/4"(approx.28ci) Med.-6 1/4"x 6 1/4" x 5 1/2"(approx.53ci) Lg.-7 1/4" x 7 1/4" x 6 1/2"(approx.84ci) XL.-8" x 8" x 7"(approx.122ci)
I am developing additional styles and also jewelry which can contain a small part of the cremains (or fur, etc.) so that your beloved pet can be with you always. In addition, I have begun crafting exquisite urns in sizes capable of accomodating human remains.
In honor of my Fat Cat, I offer a product born of love for my best friend. If I can help you, please contact me. If you would like to see the inspiration behind my work, please visit my memorial to MY FAT CAT
This eternal candle burns for all the abused and homeless cats.
If you need help coping with the loss of a beloved pet, you may find this site very comforting. Lightning Strike Pet-Loss Support Page