To create these beads of a lifetime I use a propane and oxygen combination torch. I only use soft glass rods of your color choice. With my torch, I melt the glass rods to a molten liquid and physically spin the glass on a mandrel to form a bead. The cremation ash is added and then encased with a crystal clear rod to protect the ash within. It is then cooled in a kiln over night. We need very little cremation, about a teaspoon is needed. The completed glass piece will be shipped 2-4 weeks after we receive the cremations. Free collection kits can also be provided for the cremations if need be. We offer many different colors and two different design beads along with beautiful display pieces.