How to fill ash jewellery

To fill ash jewellery

You can tell the crematorium that you want to use a little of the cremation ashes, and they will keep some for you. The memorial jewellery has a small screw-top at the top, bottom or back. Check for damage before you fill the ash or memorial jewellery.

Filling
Pour the cremation ashes in the opening using a small funnel or a folded piece of paper. Unscrew the top by hand, a pincer might damage the jewellery. Use a large piece of paper on a straight surface to easily gather any spills. If the cremation ashes are too coarse you can powder them with a mortar and pestle. If necessary tamp down the ashes with a wooden toothpick. Check to see that nothing sticks to the screw by closing it once without glue. Clean if necessary, then put a drop of glue on the inner screw and close the top. Make sure that the hook on the top is well aligned with the rest of the memorial jewellery when you put on the chain.
Do not re-open (the top might become unstuck or it might leak.) Remove excess glue.

Wearing

Do not expose to water. An ash jewel is never fully watertight; or it may be harmed, damaged or worn down by salt, detergents, soap and/or sweat.