Monday, August 27, 2012

China Bead


Meet China. She is a very large display bead containing the cremains of a beloved pet. Her owner wanted a simple way for China's dad to remember the love she brought to them. The cremains are cased in a solid color so they won't be seen. Since they didn't know how they would display this bead, the heart was to be placed both horizontally and vertically.


The colors were chosen to be color of China's furs and to represent the love.  And here is a photo of the beautiful China on my work table, snoopervising:


Unfortunately, we had a nightmare getting this China's precious package to her owners! What a lesson I learned. They only live 12 miles from me... I shipped priority mail figuring delivery confirmation was an accurate thing!  I received a notice it had been delivered. And a few hours later, China's mom wrote how she was anxiously awaiting the arrival! Wha????

What followed was days of begging, pleading, cajoling and crying on both our parts! It took almost a week to sort out that they temp postman had placed the package through the door of an empty house a block from my customer's home!  The occupants had recently moved away!  After days of phone calls and emails and research, China's mom took matters into her own hands and shoved a not through the door of the empty house. She got her package the next day! The previous owners had come by to check mail, found the note and the package and walked it down the street.

Now, packages containing cremains REQUIRE a signature; the price of avoiding stupid postmen!

8 comments:

city said...

thanks for sharing.

Ariella Kirtley said...

What a beautiful way to remember a beloved pet! I'm sure the postal mistake was incredibly nerve wracking, but at least it turned out well.

Bill Guest said...

what a heartwarming story! glad they got it and so sick of postal errors!!

Jocelyn Friis said...

So glad this was resolved! What a relief for you both!

KatersAcres said...

What a touching way to remember a beloved pet. I'm SO GLAD that you found the package and that the lady next door was WILLING to return it to it's rightful owner.

Ana said...

What a gorgeous piece and glad to hear the client got her package in the end, even after through all that she had to go through.

Dorene said...

How nice of you to offer a solution for pet owners to remember their furry friends.

Ruth said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing :)