- What is Spirit Pieces?
Spirit Pieces is an online memorial arts gallery showcasing wonderfully beautiful memorial from some of this country's leading artists. We specialize in glass and crystal resin jewelry but also have a selection of ceramic urns.
- Who is Spirit Pieces for?
Spirit Pieces is for anyone who wishes to memorialize a loved one with art.
- Are these for Pets or People?
Any of our work is compatible with cremains from either pets or people. We've had people combine cremains from both pets and people into a single piece.
- Are these handmade?
Yes, every item (other than the silver keepsakes) are handmade and unique in form. Our artists treat each memorial as a work of art in its own right and maximize the beauty inherent with working with glass. As such the patterns of colors you see on the website will differ than what you receive. All our glasswork with infused ashes is made in the USA with the exception of a small selection of pendants from Jonathan in Canada.
- Do I need to include cremains (and/or hair)?
If you just love the art and want to get it without cremains or hair, you can certainly do so. Just make a note of it in the order notes.
- How Do I Order?
Generally your first step would be to place an order on this website. As we custom build the kits we can't send you the kit prior to ordering. Once the kit is received, you need only to add the indicated hair/ash and return the kit to us. We'll generally have the memorial back to you in 3-5 weeks.
- I Need Them by a Specific Date - Help!
Let us know about your deadline in the order notes. Keep in mind there is about 7 business days of shipping; we can't go any faster than that. Even with rush orders we won't guarantee anything less than 3 weeks out.
- How does shipping work?
If you are purchasing a memorial with cremains, we ask you you ship us your cremains via USPS Priority Express as per United States Postal Rule 451.22. We will send you a collection kit including a ship-safe plastic vial and instructions. You can ship hair or fur first class. We'll return your Spirit Piece priority mail with signature.
If you aren't doing the cremains option, then you just have to pick your colorsoptions. In both cases, we'll ship you the memorials back via USPS Priority Mail well packed.
- The cremains are in one place but we want the memorials shipped to a second location - is that possible?
Absolutely, just mention all this in the order notes when you check out (including the addresses) and we'll take care of it. You also should put the final destination address as the shipping address. Please note we do charge a $10/extra address fee invoiced via email.
- How do we know you used our loved ones ashes or hair?
We customize each kit with double labeling on the collection vials and carefully process each order to ensure you receive the memorial with your loved ones ashes.
- Can we extract/remove the cremains?
No, once the cremains is mixed into the Spirit Piece, it is effectively part of the glass matrix. Even if the memorial were to break, be run over, ground up, etc it would still be very difficult to extract the cremains.
- What is the turn-around time?
Our targeted turn-around time is 2-4 weeks, however if you order around the holiday season it may be more like 4-6 weeks as our glass blowers are all very popular.
- Can we ship to multiple locations?
By default we price for shipping to a single location. If you want to ship to multiple destinations you can do so for an additional charge of $10 per location.
- Do you do international orders?
We can ship the work outbound internationally but please be aware international shipping prices start at $20 and go up from there. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss shipping options if this interests you. Shipping of jewelry and figurines tends to be $15 to $20 internationally.
- If the worse happens and the memorial breaks once we get it what happens?
For glass Spirit Pieces we offer a 30 day money-back warranty and/or replacement of the Spirit Piece with photographic evidence of breakage along with 50% coverage of the shipment. For resin our warranty varies between 7 and 30 days.
- I don't like how mine looks due to bubbles or color patterns, can I get my money back?
Unfortunately we don't offer refunds for artistic elements you may not like. These are handmade and there's always a degree of variability in how these come out. We offer a discounted redo pricing if you would like to try again.
- Do we get any of the cremains back?
We will likely use the provided cremains sent if the guidelines of how much to add are followed. Small amounts of excess cremains will be scattered locally unless otherwise noted. If, however, a large amount of cremains remains an additional $25 surcharge may be added to the order to cover shipping back of the excess via USPS Express Mail. We will generally return hair with the Spirit Piece.
- Will my Spirit Piece look like exactly what's on the website?
It will look similar but not the same. As these are handmade items, there will be differences in how each piece will look compared to others, even in the same order.