Urns are an integral part of our life, death and continued life. So I try to make the wood come alive with the vibrancy of the person whose ashes it now holds. Some will just show the inner beauty of the wood that is now exposed to the outside. On others I have added Cripple Creek Turquoise that was once hidden beneath the earth and is now used to highlight, enhance and adorn the vessel that presently holds some of our most precious memories. All of my urns have screw-on lids as shown in the bottom photo.