Dru H. -"Chris, I just wanted to let you know that these pendants brought down the house on Christmas Day at my grandparents' house in Williamsburg, VA. My grandfather, who I've never seen cry, was brought to tears to find out that he had a piece of his little girl back to carry with him. I spoke to my grandma on Christmas Day and she told me that she finally felt she had a piece of her daughter that she's felt was lost when my mom passed away last November. My aunt told me it was the most wonderful gift she has ever received. I can't thank you enough for creating these memorial pendants for my family. I hope others who are waiting for theirs understand what a true talent this is, and that the time they're waiting will be well worth it."
Debbie D.- "Last year for Christmas Heather had me a necklace and her a charm for her of Billy's ashes. They are beautiful and looks like a shooting stars. I wear it often and whenever I do I receive so much comfort in it because he is next to my heart once again."
Michelle P. -"Chris Santora made 35 Comfort Stones for my brother Steve's funeral...we gave one to everyone that came to the funeral and we mailed some out to those who could not make it. It was such a wonderful gift to be able to give to all of his close friends and family. Thank you so much Chris everybody enjoyed them so much."
Katie Z.- "THEY'RE HERE!!!! Omg!!!!! Chris they are absolutely perfect!!! I cried when I saw the girls' necklaces, everything is just so wonderful... I don't know how to express how happy I am with your work. It's perfect. It's amazing. It's the most meaningful piece of jewelry we will ever own. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! Man, I just couldn't be happier right now. THANK YOU!!!!!! I am sure you hear it all the time, but you have no idea how much your gorgeous work means to me... and a SPECIAL thanks for getting them done before Christmas! We plan to give them to the girls as a gift from "Oompa" (what they called him), instead of from Santa :)"
Paige W.- "I just want to say how much it means to me for you to take my dogs ashes and turn them into something so beautiful. I’ve thought about her all day today and needed them to be here when I got home and they were. Thank you! Just to future customers keep in mind that he does them all himself and the time frame given is true. It takes a long time but it’s totally worth the wait. Thank you."
Michelle M.-"I want to thank you so much for what you created. I'm wearing my pendant now, right next to my heart, and the weight of it, is there...you feel it...next to your heart...it's like she's right there. I can't explain it, but it's perfect. The comfort stones are beautiful, the ornament is so delicate, it will look great with all the Christmas lights around it, where she can sparkle again. Needless to say, I am thrilled with everything...you are wonderful! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!"
Jennifer R. -"I received this beautiful piece yesterday and I am truly in awe at how beautiful it is. So much prettier than I could have imagined! I will wear it with pride knowing my sweet dog 'Bacon' is a part of it and close to my heart. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
Zach W.-"There is nothing I can say or I can't find the words to explain the amount of joy and tears of happiness the hidden bale pendant that Chris made for me to give to my mother of her fathers ashes. She and I both were speechless at the beauty and comfort that she felt just to hold it and now will be next to her heart forever in the piece. Thank you Chris!"
Robyn K. -"Beautiful work. One of a kind and affordable. Chris Santora has a unique way of honoring loved ones."
Memorie J. S. -"Such a beautiful tribute!! I love that you've made them adorable to anyone's budget!"
Randy M. -"This guy puts a lot of heart in everything he touches. Chris is an honest, caring and loving guy who knows your pain in these situations and makes keepsake items that are beautiful and sentimental and truly one of a kind! He gets all of my stars!"
Glendora C. -"Nice work, and its so sweet that you do this for someone who has lost a loved one."
Eric C. -"What this man is capable of creating is absolutely remarkable! One of a kind, stunning, hand crafted works of art."
Nancy K. -"The most beautiful glass creations I have ever seen. It meant so much to get a pendant in memory of my daughter who passed, along with a Comfort Stone. Such talent to create the works of art and such compassion when dealing with someone who experienced the death of a family member. Great people to deal with, fantastic artwork creations, priceless value."
Jackie S. -"This is so neat! What a nice keepsake to remember a loved one."
Pam R. -"Chris does amazing work. Can't wait to get my next order from him!"
Janelle C. -"Chris made a pink heart shaped pendant, a blue round pendant, a black round pendant and a paperweight for my kids with their fathers ashes. Absolutely beautiful and priceless!!"
Jenny P. -"I love this idea! Great creation. I'm in Puerto Rico love to see more of this we don't have out here."
Brook S. -"Chris is an awesome guy. He treated everything he did with honest respect. I had 4 comfort stones made for family with my father in-laws ashes. Couldn't be happier with how they turned out and knowing they were in good hands. Thank you, Chris!"
Deb C. -"What a great idea.....so beautiful and so many options for men and women. Please look thru all the pictures....you may find just what you are looking for as well."
Kerry B. -"Chris is a awesome guy. He makes amazing art that I try to tell and share with everyone. You rock buddy nice work."
Vickey W. -"Really cool glass with swirls that you can have your loved ones or your furbies ashes swirled into these cool lookin Orbs or Beads or a cool pendant. I know some of you may not like it but there are also others out there that would love to keep their loved ones ashes or maybe their furbies ashes. If u find this is for you, tell them I sent ya!"
Joyce S. -"Chris you do beautiful work! You are truly gifted."
Ivy S. -"This amazing glass artist, Chris Santora created "Comfort Stones" for my family using my mom's ashes. He can use ashes from your loved one, a beloved pet, or even drops of breast milk for moms who want to remember that experience!"
Carolyn W. -"This is our family friend, Chris Santora. His glass blowing is beautiful on its own. Adding the cremains of a loved one...(person or pet) makes his art much more personal. Chris made beautiful Comfort Stones for me and my family, and a small pendant for my Mom, when my Dad passed away. Be sure and check out his video that shows more of the process and Chris' words as to why he does this..."
Jamie O. -"I felt comfort watching his video and also felt my son Austin behind me watching with me smiling! This gentleman did a ring for me! Great guy and talented and also reasonably priced!
Kathy E. -"Chris is not only a great artist, he is a great person! If you want to do something special with your loved ones ashes, or pets ashes, he is the one to call!! I asked him to make a heart shaped paperweight that I saw online. He worked on it and came up with a beautiful remembrance of my mom. Thank you Chris Santora!!! You are a special person!"
June B -"Beautiful work Chris Santora!!!"
Mary W. -"You are too Cool Chris Santora! Love your work & heart!! ...making magical moments!"
Tammy S. -"I think what you do with the ashes is totally freaking awesome! Something that you can cherish forever."
Amanda T. -"Loosing a pet or loved one is hard, but here is a beautiful way to memorialize them!"
Stormie K. -"I already have one glass pendant with my dads ashes made by Chris Santora and its stunning.! But now I need another piece... It's just so classy. Brilliant work!"
Terrie N. -"Chris does a great job with glass blown art and cremated ashes. Even Christmas Ornaments. This is an awesome way to have your loved ones ashes somewhere besides the fireplace ledge."
Chantel H. -"Last year in December my good friend with awesome talent and craftsmanship made me a custom Christmas Ornament of my grandmothers ashes to give to my mother as a Christmas present. Again thank you so much Chris for this awesome gift! My mom loved it and cried."
Amy D. -"Thank you Chris Sanora! He made beads for my pandora bracelet with dads ashes! I love them!!!!
Pam K. -"Love the beautiful glassware to preserve ashes from departed beloved family or pets. We had a memory paperweight made with ashes from our cat when she passed, and Chris did an amazing job! And they are not that expensive!!
Carolyn W. -"Chris is a dear friend of ours. He made me Comfort Stones with my Dads ashes. I also had him make my Mom a small pendant with Dads ashes in it that she wears on a chain. His pieces are truly works of art."
Amanda G. -"Magnificent! Chris, you're such an amazing artist, creating such amazing art and creations you make for people."
Molly S. -"Chris Santora makes beautiful glass blown art with or without cremains. No two pieces will look alike, making each one unique, just like the individual it contains. Although this may not be for everyone, this is definitely something for me. Thank you so much, Chris! My pendant is so special!"
Sarah S. -"Chris does beautiful work and is able to add beauty and joy to a time of sadness."
Kristin M. -"I had these 5 blown glass Comfort Stones made with my brothers ashes inside for my family. They are incredible and I highly recommend this as a way to remember someone special. Thanks Chris Santora and Sands of Time for these beautiful stones."
Travis S. -"If anyone knows me well, you know how much I am obsessed with EVERYTHING that Chris creates. And if you don't know, please check him out!"
Kelly O. -"I had a Comfort Stone made using my friend Steve's ashes made into glass. I waited a while for it. How cool.
Thank you. He was a dear friend. I miss you tiny!"
Pamela B. -"I am eagerly awaiting the mail today! Chris made me a paperweight from a lock of my Mother's hair - a great artist! Thank you!!"
Barbara H. -"Love my beautiful blown glass art made with my moms cremation ashes inside! Will always have mom with me. Chris made small standing crosses and necklaces. Thank you Chris Santora, they are beautiful!!!!
Melissa K. -"Just picked up my cremation ring with my gpas ashes inside. Thanks so much Chris! It's absolutely beautiful and I couldn't be happier!!!
Matthew D. -"Chris made 5 pendants for my family with my uncle Roberts ashes. If anyone needs anything done like this I suggest getting ahold of Chris. He does great work and is a great guy... thanks so much for your talented work..."
Jamie O. -"I love my beautiful glass art ring with my son Austin's ashes swirled in the middle!!! I'm in love with this piece!...A big shout out to Chris @Sands of time, thank you so much!!"
Linda O. -"Be sure and check out the rings made w/your loved ones ashes. Chris does amazing work!"
Kimberly S. -"This is an amazing idea. I am going to have Chris make 2 pendants with my beloved cats Kramer and Gizmo. Chris is an awesome glass blower."
Pam R. -"Got my ornaments! Spectacular! Thank you!"
Lisa Marie O. -"Your work is amazing!"
Alicia A. -"Today is the second time I have seen someone ask about your business and someone else refer you in a Facebook group that has over 5,000 people! So excited for how far you are coming!!!"
Ashley A. -"Awesome quality work by an awesome dude!"
Lindsey A. -"It is of pure grace that God has given you such a talent. To use that to serve others is living with a servant heart! God has big plans for you my friend!! God TRUELY blessed the world when he created you!! You stand as an example of what "walking with God" means as well as painting an image for others to admire and aspire to become when it comes to living with a servant heart!! I am PROUD to call you my brother in Christ as well as my friend!!
Tracy P. -"I wanted to thank you so much for helping Alex out with her Christmas present to Kenny. It really is special and means a lot. This way Molly will out live us under glass, it's beautiful!!!!!
Sandy A. -"I want to order something for my husband to surprise him at Christmas. I showed him your page and he was moved. He would like to get something made for his beloved cat... Thanks for doing the work you do."
Debbie M. -"I'm so happy to be waiting for my custom glass beads to be made with the ashes of my fur babies! It was sad and exciting all at the same time. In a couple of weeks I'll have them all back home in their own special artistic creations. Thank you Chris for the special attention and care you give each one and appreciation that they aren't just ashes but in fact someone's loved ones in your hands."
Dru S. -"Received a very special package in the mail today from Chris Santora! Thank you so much! Can't wait to pass them on to my family!"
Stacy F. -"Chris turned my boys ashes into a thing of beauty. He was my best friend. Not a day goes by I don't miss him. Thank you so much for turning his ashes into a thing of beauty."
Carol Z. -"I pray that if my ashes are "left" around, they will be made into a piece of art work such as yours."
Cindy M. -"Thank you for the beautiful comfort pieces Chris Santora."
Kaylee M. -"I had 2 pendants and 2 beads made for my mother & I out of some of my dads ashes, the man who does this work did a marvelous & fantastic job on them, thank you Chris Santora."
Amanda W. -"When I die, I want you to make me into a beautiful creation of glass. Please keep the craft going by teaching it to a younger generation."
Bex C. -"Thank you so much Chris for a wonderful memento of our parents. They are beautiful and a perfect reminder of our mom and dad."
Jennifer A.-"Thank you so very much for my puzzle piece pendant!! I absolutely love it. And the best thing is, it almost fits perfectly in my puzzle piece tattoo which I got for my kids as they are a piece of my heart. My oldest has a puzzle piece and the ashes I sent were of my stillborn son. I will cherish this always!!!"
Brandi D. -"I am so thankful for Chris' time and talent that he put into making a memorial pendant for my daughter with her beloved dog's ashes. Chris truly cares about those he works with, as evidenced by his request to have pictures and stories to go with the remains so that he can get to "know" each loved one that he memorializes. My girl loves her "Shadow necklace," and has been either wearing it or holding it since the moment it arrived in the mail. I highly recommend that anyone looking for memorial jewelry consider Sands of Time. You will be so glad that you did!"
Linda S. -"I really want to express my THANKS to Chris and Sands of Time. I lost my sister June 30th, 2017 after 6 grueling years to colon cancer. She fought like a warrior!! Donna was an AVID KC Chiefs and Royals fan. I ordered a ring for me, a cross for my son with red (Chiefs) and my daughter ordered a blue ring (Royals) in July and in August I ordered 2 pendants. I have already received all of them and so amazed at how beautiful they are!! I will forever have my sister with me, not only as a memory but now I have a piece of her to keep with me. AND will cheer on her Chief proudly while wearing my ring!! Thank you for the quick turn-around! Really wasn't expecting them until after Thanksgiving!"
Monica G. -"Suffering from the loss of both my parents, I needed a way to always see them together again. Chris did an amazing job and now their love for each other is a beautiful double burst on my wrist. Thank you Sands of Time, well worth the wait!!"
Emily C. "I absolutely love my piece. Chris was professional, kind and compassionate. I was kept up to date on the progress and given a tracking number upon shipment. Definitely will be using this company again!! Blessed by wonderful service!"
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