Silver Bog Oak Keepsake
Maura, an award-winning West Cork Designer and Artist, creates exclusive pieces for Irish Urns, from Silver Pendants with a small amount of ashes mixed with the silver, to Keepsake Art pieces made in ancient Irish Bog Oak with ash infused Silver medallions set in the bog oak.
Bog Oak is an ancient oak tree that has been preserved in a black state in peat (bog). Pieces of bog wood have been found to be more ancient than the pyramids of Egypt and the famous Irish Neolithic passage tomb of Newgrange.
Maura says " What I create brings positive emotional energy to the owner and a real connection with the person who has been lost. I want what I do to matter, help, and heal”
Maura is very emotionally aware of how her work helps people. “The work I do now is special because I help the families keep their loved ones near. I get so much satisfaction from creating…I know it’s good for my soul, their soul, and the soul of so many families”
How it works:
Incorporating a tiny amount of your loved ones' cremated ashes into sterling silver, these pieces are designed to keep loved ones close and help with the healing process.
We will only require a tiny piece of Ash ( less than a quarter of a teaspoon) full details will be provided when ordering.
When the ashes are received Maura will add the ashes gently and evenly to the silver and will cast each piece individually. After casting Maura will polish the piece and the nuture of the process means that some of the Ash texture will be apparent. See images.
As each piece is unique, there will be slight differences from the piece shown in the photos. But that in itself makes the process even more special.
How long does it take? From the time the ashes arrive to dispatch is between 1-2 weeks. Shipping is included in the price and all items will be sent via registered post.
Maura believes in connecting with the person whose ashes are being incorporated into the Silver piece and has a chat with them to explain what she will do and how the ashes will be honored in the future in a new form.