Saturday, November 19, 2011

Beads from Human Ashes!

Have you heard?

In South Korea, with the increased cost of burial services and land for grave sites becoming scarce, the practice of cremation is being encouraged by the government. As more and more of it's citizens turn to cremating their deceased loved ones, they have found creative ways to keep the memories alive and venerate the remains. Making beads from the ashes! Read all about it...

In this Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 photo, Kim Il-nam, a retired high school principal, displays beads made from his father's ashes during an interview in Icheon, South Korea. Kim dug up his father's grave, cremated his bones and paid $870 to have the ashes transformed into gemlike beads. "Whenever I look at these beads, I consider them to be my father and I remember the good old days with him," Kim said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
What do you think? It's certainly prettier than ashes, and could be incorporated into mourning jewelry, in lockets and pendants. Wonder if this trend will catch on in other parts of the world?

1 comment:

Christine said...

I read a few things that could be done with ashes after my father passed away, but I like that he's safely tucked in a box. We'll honor him by scattering some of his ashes where he would vacation as a boy & we might get the remainder into Arlington. Interesting idea, but personally...ewww!

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