The Memorial Float
is a blown glass sphere of any diameter between 4" and 8". As with any Float, it will have an opening left from where it breaks off the blow pipe. Whereas other Floats have this opening sealed with molten glass, the Memorial Float remains open to be ground smooth after cooling. A separate glass disk is made to be epoxied onto the Float later to seal the Float. This allows you to add the ashes to the Memorial Float at any time, and to do it yourself. The directions for sealing the Memorial Float are here
The newer Memorial Float v2.0 offers quite a different look. The colors are encased in clear glass, rather than being on the surface as in all our other Floats. This results in the classic, smooth blown glass appearance, as well as a more diffuse appearance of color. Additionally, the colors are applied over a solid layer of an opaque off-white that has a particular synergy with some of the colors, meaning that you are not likely to see any of the ashes with this style.