Monday, December 3, 2012

More gift ideas

Do you miss grandma? Aunt Sadie? Fluffy? Are you tired of staring at their ashes over the fireplace? Wouldn't you like to take them with you to work/McDonalds/New Brunswick?

Well, this is the perfect gift for you!



Yes, now you can take cremated loved ones anywhere! Fill the locket with the ashes of one (or more) relatives/pets/really good weed - and off you go! They'll always be close to your heart.

Makes a great conversation piece during intimate moments ("Hey, don't let Grandma see you down there") and at airport security.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I once encountered someone with a transparent version of this. It led to this horribly awkward conversation:

Me: Cool necklace, what is it?
Necklace Lady: My [relative]

MA said...

Nooo....seriously?

3Sweeties said...

My mom wears one of these with my brother's ashes in it. She picked a really gorgeous heart made of lapis lazuli (did I spell that right?). A lot of people comment on it, and like anonymous at 4:49 mentioned, she usually tells them that there are her son's ashes inside.
When you lose somebody, you need to say it out loud to make it real, but this maybe isn't the best way to do that.

CrownedwithVictory said...

My MIL has one of these. She lived halfway across the USA from her husband at the time of his death - by her own choice. She split his ashes into 3 parts: Big urn, little urn, necklace. She carries a bit of his body with her wherever she goes. I find it to be incredibly self-seeking attention to do this, considering her separated status at the time of his death. She seems to love to tell people that she is a widow.

I think hair jewelry is kind of creepy too.

Charles said...

hmmm, nice little place to stash your stash . . . if you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

I always thought the keeping the ashes of a departed loved one was odd, until I started considering what will happen after my dearest heart kitty dies. I found out that there are companies out there that will take a bit of the ashes and incorporate them into man made diamonds, which can then be set into jewelry. Expensive, yes, but much less flagrant than just carrying around some of the ashes in a container. I'll be diamondizing my Westley when the time comes.

Packer said...

I think they should be spread to the winds or the water. Better than shelf after shelf of cremains sitting in the local funeral home because no one picked them up. Seriously , ask your funeral home and they will tell you.

obx said...

sooo... who has to go digging through the remains to sypon it into the necklace? Not it.

Whelk Lad! said...

Forget your loved ones. What I really want is a locket where I can carry around some of my enemies' ashes. The inscription could say something like "Ha ha, I'm alive and you're not, so suck it."

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to good old cannibalism?

Doris said...

Be prepared to spend serious money for a "Life Gem" (one manufacturer). About $15K a carat.

Anonymous said...

Looks as though it might be big enough to hold a silver bullet.

Just in case.

Steeny Lou said...

"Forget your loved ones. What I really want is a locket where I can carry around some of my enemies' ashes. The inscription could say something like "Ha ha, I'm alive and you're not, so suck it." "

LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I just think it's awesome you mentioned New Brunswick, my home province

Just Me said...

I saw this and the first thing I thought was that it was for a bullet! Glad I'm not the only one with criminal tendencies.

Barbara said...

My adult son passed away suddenly. Words cannot express how my heart ached that day and still does 4 years later. We are a sailing family and I wear a tiny lighthouse containing a pinch of his ashes. Somehow it comforts me to have him close to my heart. If you have been fortunate enough not to loose a piece of your flesh and blood, then you shouldn't be making fun of those who have. Everyone deals with loss and death in their own way. Different things comfort different people. Bless you all, I wish you long and happy lives surrounded by the ones you love.

Ami said...

I know at least six people who carry ashes of their loved ones in a locket or on a bracelet. I don't know if I would want it, but I understand why they would.

I guess I don't find it funny.

Ms. Donna said...

You think that is weird? In Alabama (of course) we have guys who will put the loved one's (?) ashes into shotgun shells.
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-09-29/cremation-ashes-ammunition-guns-Holy-Smoke/50610712/1

Anonymous said...

Agree with Barbara 9:57. Loss is hard, and we all grieve (and find comfort) differently.

Wendy said...

Kuru, that's what happened to cannibalism.

Anonymous said...

gives new meaning to "ounce of flesh"

Martin said...

The concept doesn't bother me at all. What bothers me is how poorly made this particular piece looks. It's kind of an insult to the person being memorialized.

Barbara said...

It look like a bullet thru the heart... Hmmm... Maybe that was the intent!
Now I have all sorts of nefarious thoughts running thru my head. Hope they find a hole quickly and leave!

Anonymous said...

And then what happens to the jewelry with the ashes in it after the wearer dies? Does she get buried with it on? This is why I don't save ashes of dead people or pets. Too many "what ifs".

Anonymous said...

I'm not buying unless they're artisanal!

Amanda Ferguson said...

My husband has a necklace in the shape of a bullet that holds his dad's ashes. Unless he tells you, you'd never know it had ashes in it. My son also has one in the shape of a motorcycle that has Papaw engraved on the back. It helped him with the grieving process to have a bit of his Papaw near him.

Flo said...

I have been telling my daughter for years that she should carry my ashes in a pouch around her neck, inroduce me to her friends, take me places that I have never been before, etc. But this is way classier. Maybe I should get her one for Christmas.

TiredRPh said...

I keep my mom in a pendant. Keeps her with me. Yes, partially see through.....sorry Anon Dec 3 4:49 am. Has beautiful filagry work masking the ashes. Google it. There are hundreds of options. And the mortuary will order, fill, and seal it for you.

Anonymous said...

I agree... funeral homes packed with urns not picked up. But these arent creepy, come on. Was your loved one creepy when they were living? seriously people need to get over this fear of death and dead bodies. Its natural. It happens to everyone. Were all lucky if even one persons will miss us when were gone.

 
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