Many people only start to think creatively once they have actually collected the ashes and brought them home. There are numerous unusual ways in which they can be transformed into a lasting, imaginative memorial or scattered adventurously.
The Internet is a-wash with no end of ideas; a range of choices as big as your imagination. They may not be to everyones taste, but here are a few suggestions.
Please note that most of these options only use a small percentage of the ashes. You will still need to choose somewhere to bury or scatter the rest.
For those of you who love a bit of bling there are many companies who provide a wide and varied selection of silver and gold jewellery containing a small amount of the cremated remains. With modern technologies it is even possible to create a diamond as a truly lasting memorial.
Many glass products can incorporate cremated remains such as paperweights, jewellery, plaques, blown glass, stained glass, vases, an hour glass or wind chimes.
Artificial Coral Reef
For water lovers and environmentalist, cremated remains can be turned into an artificial coral reef thus restoring damaged reefs and provides protection and habitat for ocean critters.
For the nature lovers amongst you why not mix some cremated remains with wild flower seeds and sprinkle them while out on a favourite walk. Be mindful that the seeds you use should enhance the existing natural habitat and permission should be sought from the landowner.
Why not mix the cremated remains with clay or concrete and commission or make a garden sculpture.
Mix cremated remains with concrete, be creative and make something like paving slabs that can be engraved.