Our customers are sometimes nervous about putting ashes in the memorial jewelry item they’ve purchased. With a few simple tips, this process can be easy.

Memorial pendant for ashesTip: Before you start, lay your cremation pendant and tools on a soft cloth or towel. The small parts of the pendant can be hard to handle. A cloth underneath means you won’t lose or damage anything if you drop it.

Step 1: Open and close the screw that lets you access the compartment a few times. Make sure the screw turns smoothly. If needed, you can use tiny pliers or tiny screwdrivers sold for adjusting eyeglasses.

Step 2: Use the funnel in your kit and place it in the access hole. Gently shake a very small amount of ashes into the funnel and into the piece. Start small and do not fill to the top. Add another very small amount if desired.

Step 3: Use a toothpick or straight pin to clear the threads of the screw and the threads in the access hole of any ashes. Put the screw back in and close.

You can super-glue the pendant to seal it closed if desired.

Very important tip if you plan to seal the pendant: Open and close the screw of the filled pendant a few times before attempting to glue. Make sure it closes correctly. If the screw is on the pendant bail, make sure the chain goes through and lays “straight” before attempting to glue. Once you are ready, place a very tiny amount of glue on the threads and screw closed immediately. Super-glue dries very fast and can prevent closure (and ruin your piece) if you don’t act fast.

With these few simple steps, filling and sealing your cremation pendant will go smoothly. You will have a piece of memorial jewelry that will always mean a lot to you.