They can also alter just about anything to hold ashen remains, from knickknacks to sporting goods. Some examples of modification of existing objects are collectibles, sports equipment, jewelry, books, statues, musical instruments, walking sticks, fishing rods and picture frames.
Co-Owner David Riccomi says, when he dies, he wants his ashes encased in fishing rods that will be distributed to family and friends. Then, long after he's gone, he says, he'll still be able to go fishing.
Because the business won't be scattering remains, it doesn't require state licensing. Riccomi and Fregosi say, however, that they have established strict guidelines in an effort to reassure customers they will handle the remains carefully and with respect.
The very best part of all is the very affordable prices. The minimum cost of converting a memento into an urn is $150. Prices for custom-designed urns vary substantially, but usually start at about $2,000. You can find about the same price range for standard urns sold through funeral homes. The only limits at this place are your imagination and finances.