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Loving, personalized memories in glass


Each cremation
bead is a beautiful,
handmade tribute

Celebrate the memory of your beloved friend, family member or pet with a custom-made glass bead that incorporates some of their ashes. It is a beautiful way to honor your loved one’s memory and create a unique, personalized keepsake for yourself.

As a lampwork glass artist, I craft each bead individually in my studio and no two beads are exactly alike. I also offer several options to personalize your memory. By choosing custom glass colors your bead can reflect your loved one’s hair or eye color, their love of the beach, your pet’s shade of fur, etc. As a special touch, I’d be happy to add a heart design or paw print to your glass bead for no additional charge.

Honor your loved
ones and keep them
close to your heart

By swirling a touch of your loved one’s ashes into a glass bead, it becomes a special, personalized remembrance. My elegant memorial bead pendants are a wonderful way to keep family, friends and pets you’ve lost close to your heart. My key chains and sun catchers are beautiful keepsakes. I also make Pandora-compatible beads, earrings, and rosaries.

Many people find that even a simple memorial bead, kept in their pocket or purse, provides great comfort, allowing them to keep their missed loved one with them always.’


Jewelry, keychains, sun catchers…

The cremation bead Vangie made us is wonderful... Better than we imagined. Thank you for the blessing!
— Donna

How to order:


1. Pick your glass bead

Go to my SHOP page and choose the cremation bead item you would like to order. I offer cremation bead key chains, sun catchers, pendants, earrings, rosary beads, remembrance beads/worry stones, and Pandora-compatible beads.


2. Personalize your bead

On the product page, use the drop down menu to choose your primary bead color. When you add your selection to your cart, a small form will pop up with customization options as well as a place for you to tell me a little about your loved one.


100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

I would love to meet with you in person at my working studio in Nashua, NH, or in Chatham, MA.

If you proceed by mail order, my turnaround time is 7-10 days from the day I receive the ashes. I will ship your completed order to you in a USPS Small Flat Rate Box.

Ship loved one’s ashes to:
VC Lampwork Beads
PO Box 7312
Nashua, NH 03060


3. Send me the ashes

Whether you’re ordering 1 bead or 50, please send me 1 teaspoon of cremation ash. All remaining ash will be returned to you with your order. Secure the ashes in a small ziplock bag and then ship to me in a padded envelope or small box. Include a copy of your invoice.


Samples of my work and stories about the people and pets they memorialize.

Click on each photo, then hover towards the bottom, to read its special story.