In 2014 I began thinking about expanding my frame idea by using cremated ashes instead. As always I talked about the idea with friends and family to gain feedback and in no time I was contacted by Sandie Lawrence. Through the ‘grape vine’ Sandie had heard of my idea and was willing to be my first client to commission a Memorial Photo Frame.
Sandie Lawrence “We would be so pleased if you would make a decorative keepsake using my dad’s ashes. I have never known what to do with them as a lasting memory. I didn’t want to scatter them, so the idea of a decorative keepsake is a beautiful thing to remember him by and something we can move with us wherever we live.”
Sandie had held on to her father’s ashes for 11 years so I felt overwhelmed that she asked me to do this, especially since I had never done it before. After frequent tests and a lot of research I finally came to an outcome which both Sandie and I were delighted with.
The creation of these frames was captured by the press, click the links below to read more.
The Argus - http://m.theargus.co.uk/news/11726382.Photo_frames_from_the_ashes_of_your_loved_ones/
The Birmingham Mail - http://m.theargus.co.uk/news/11726382.Photo_frames_from_the_ashes_of_your_loved_ones/
This making Sandie's frame, I am pleased to say I, Amanda Cotton, am legally the sole UK maker of photo frames from incinerated remains (human and animal). Patricia Hodson, patent holder of patent number GB2441967, 'Method of Making a Frame from Incinerated Remains' has granted me permission. I can't wait to start making more of these.