California-based artist Merry Coor would like to make them into beautiful memorial ash beads. It can be worn on the neck, keeping them close to you. The bead is made from rods of special, colored, silvered glass, which are melted and formed into a bead. The ashes are then incorporated into its spiral pattern, and the entire assembly is then encased in glass. Finally, the customer has a choice of clasp and chain.