When Washoe, our beloved friend and family member, passed away we began looking for a way to honor her memory. Washoe was the first chimpanzee to learn a human language (American Sign) and pass it on to her adopted son. Her accomplishments over the last four decades have helped humans better understand their responsibilities to our fellow animals. Because of her outstanding and unique qualities, we were delighted to learn about the one-of-a-kind remembrances that Art From Ashes creates. The pieces that Art From Ashes created of Washoe are all beautiful. Our Board members were touched and surprised when each was presented with an exquisite piece of art memorializing Washoe. The work of Robert Burch will be treasured by all of us.
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These delicate beads hang gracefully on a sterling silver chain available in your choice of 18-inch or 20-inch lengths with a beautiful hand-forged sterling silver clasp. Each bead is created with a wisp of cremated ash. The beads are "donut" shaped and are approximately 1/2 -inch to 3/4-inch in diameter. This multi-bead necklace is designed with a minimum of three beads surrounded by sterling silver spacer beads. The beads are available in ten color choices. As with all handcrafted art, exact color and design cannot be guaranteed.