I dance through life very differently after the sudden loss of my oldest son Nigel in August of 2014. In search of light in the vortex of my grief I found art to be the touchstone that brought me comfort. About a year ago I was researching the idea of becoming a death doula. After a 6 month period of pondering my reason for wanting to do this I found that my intent may be askew. It was last winter after commissioning a local artisan to custom make a concrete coffee table for our home a light went off. I was going to learn how to cast concrete and make jewellry with it. I set myself up a studio in the basement. Picked the brains of my art school friends that majored in sculpture and mold making. I then hooked up with a mentor and got down to it. On the anniversary of Nigel's passing this year The idea of creating a cremation & memorial line of jewelry was born. I would love the opportunity to create a cherished remembrance for you.
Our family commissioned Colleen at Part Crow Studio to cast a concrete Urn for my Mother recently. Colleen not only handled my Mother’s remains with great care and dignity but she also cast a beautiful Concrete Urn with her Legion pins embedded in it. Colleen’s design, insight and knowledge guided me through a very difficult process with a loving spirit that only she could bring to a very emotional time. The Urn met the compliance of the Cemetery and we were able to bury it without a vault or any container. It was hard enough laying my Mom to rest but through it all I am so grateful I had Colleen to guide and support me through the heart wrenching process. I would truly recommend Part Crow Studio to assist with the process.
All my Appreciation Kristine
My friendship with Colleen goes back many a year and I have watched this magical woman grow her business with awe. When my father passed I could think of no other person to entrust his memory with. My sister and I were able to express our memories, and with guidance chose the perfect memorial
containers for our dad. Having now received the finished product I am thrilled.
Thank you from my heart to your Colleen.
Wearing a cremation jewelry piece is a way to keep the memory of your loved one close to your heart and with you at all times. Cremation jewelry is designed to hold a token of ashes, a lock of hair, crushed petals or nothing at all. There pieces can simply be a meaningful remembrance of a loved one. Part Crow Studio offers a large selection of pendants, ornaments and medallions from traditional to contemporary styles. This work stands on it's own in a sea of handmade jewelry designers.
Remains are cast directly into the concrete then sealed after curing. You can mail the ashes to the studio or bring them in yourself. If you would like to be part of the casting process this can be arranged by appointment with the studio . All remains are handled with care & respect.