If you know me there is a really good chance that you knew Buster. Or if you have worked on Broadway, there is also a good chance that you knew Buster. He passed away a year ago in June and the vet put his ashes in a beautiful oak box that now sits alongside many adorable photos of him in my home.
While chatting with fiends I bagan to talk about different ways of keeping our loved ones close to our hearts.
All of the little flecs that you seen in the glass are actually his ashes. I really like the fact that you wouldn't know what you were looking at if I hadn't told you. What is inside the beads can be private or open information, whatever makes you most comfortable.
There is definatly a learning curve involved in the process and Buster might end up being a lot of pieces before I figure it all out but he was loved by many and I have a feeling that there are plenty of people that would enjoy having a little reminder of such an amazing guy.
And, it's really nice to have him back in the shop with me. He always had a bed at my feet and now he has a bead around my neck that I can ponder on.
I started my journey into jewelry making in 2005 while I was working in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, an area inundated with amazing artisans. I started with glass, which led to silver, which led to inlay, which led to joy.