About the Glass

Each unique piece of wearable glass art is carefully crafted in our small Northern California studio. The glass used is borosilicate, which is much more durable than standard glass. (It's the kind of glass that is used in scientific applications.) Each piece is kiln annealed (which also makes it more durable). I have a large variety of different colors available. Please don't hesitate to ask about custom colors and designs.

About Ordering

When you order, I will mail an ash collection kit out to you within 24 hours. I only need a very small amount of ash. I ask for 1/2 teaspoon of ash for a pendant to be safe, but that is actually enough to make three or four memorials. I'm very careful and respectful with the ash, and I'll return the remaining ash to you along with your pendant. The kit will come with instructions.

When you order, if you'd like to, you can send me a photo and tell me about your companion. I'll think about that as I make your piece. That description can influence my work, and in a way, can help to bring the spirit of your friend into this custom pendant.

About Us

We are a husband and wife working out of a small studio in Loleta, California (a very small dairy town on the north coast). My wife works here in the glass studio with me, but does not do these pendants. 

I've been blowing glass full time for almost twenty years. I've always enjoyed making things with my hands. I really enjoy the creativity of glass blowing. I find making memorial pendants to be especially rewarding. It really feels like I'm doing something positive for another person. I'm also a musician, with an interest in medieval and renaissance music, and I mainly play viola da gamba. I also occasionally write music (http://ci-studios.com/)

My wife, Kelly, has also done glass work for nearly twenty years. Currently she divides her time between glass blowing and oil painting (http://www.kellyleal.com/). Kelly is also a musician with an interest in early music. She plays violin.

We live on a small piece of land (where our studio is located); along with our two young sons, two dogs, and a big flock of chickens.


The Pet Lady Blog: The pendant is absolutely gorgeous. Brought me to tears, to be honest. Right away it reminded me of a star-filled sky. (The full review is HERE).

Cat Chat with Caren & Cody: I think it is just beautiful and I love how the glass is blown with the colors entwined, symbolizing that Bobo and I are forever "entwined" and are forever "Kindred Spirits." It represents the two of us embracing. (The full review can be read HERE).

Below are some reviews from my Etsy shop. They are taken from the hundreds of 5 star reviews at: HawkesGlass

Dawn on Oct 1, 2018

The item is absolutely perfect!!! I would definitely buy from again! The communication was excellent! I was given detailed information of how to ship the ashes and I was informed when they arrived and when they shipped which was by the way the very next day! I couldn't be happier!!!

roodog on Sep 16, 2018

way to always have a piece of my bff with me!!

Chantel on Sep 12, 2018

This is my 4th order from this shoppe I highly recommend all the pieces offered and then some they are absolutely divine as is the artist❣️💥

Mary on Aug 7, 2018

Very quick turnaround and beautiful.

Catwoman on Jul 18, 2018

Having to order a memorial pendant left my heart aching but doing so from this shop made the experience exceptionally reverent and tender. The communication was sincere and caring; the pendant is stunning and is now the heart of a memorial mala; and the handling of my dear Maggie's ashes was done with a heartfelt sanctity. I can't thank you enough for creating such a wonderful memorial pendant, and for making the experience seamless. Your warmth and sincerity left me with no doubt that she would be handled with the utmost care. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


Britanie on Jan 28, 2018

Amazing. Better then expected and we expected it to be perfect.


Spring on Mar 14, 2018

This is such a beautiful piece. I ordered two for my sister and I for both of our parents and we cannot be more happy with them. Hawkes Glass was kind and courteous and I felt like they really cared about the pieces. I could tell that my order was the priority as I got the necklaces back in record time from when I sent my parents' ashes to them. They kept me updated about the process and if there would be delays. I cannot recommend this shop enough. Thank you so much!


traciboes on Apr 3, 2018

Absolutely love my necklace. Thank you so much for making something so beautiful to remember my son by.

Terri on Sep 19, 2017

I truly appreciate the time and effort taken to develop something different for me. My dear Chubbs' ashes dance across a night sky on the front and a perfect red heart is on the back. Exactly what I wanted, it is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your creativity and making this precious keepsake for me. Thank you for your excellent communication and quick shipment.

Chantel on Aug 29, 2017

Absolutely beautiful piece. I couldn't ask for anything more lovely. Great customer service. Highly talented artisan. I will definitely be using this shop again.

Molly on Jun 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars   

Literally amazing on every level... even better than the pictures !!!


Vanessa on May 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars   

So happy with my purchase. Great size, shape, and color. Would definitely recommend this shop to anyone looking for quality glass pieces.

Max on May 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars   

I've been looking for a glass artist to make something like this and he gave me a great quality piece at a good price. Fast shipping as well, definitely recommended.

Kristin on May 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars   

thank you so much for the beautiful piece and super fast shipping! amazing work🤙🏻

Stormy on May 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars   

Great service!

Daria on Apr 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars   

I love it so much. It's a truly impressive work of art! And great communication with the seller. Thank you 💚

Charles  on Apr 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars   

Dark solid colors and nicely carved with very quick delivery. An excellent choice!

britt on Apr 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars   

Amazing quality and details!

Kim on Mar 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars   

Super fast shipping! I absolutely love this unique glass piece!