I've blogged before about pencils made from cremains. A company in Canada has taken it one step further.
Each sketch has a little something of the subject in it -- namely a tablespoon-sized portion of their cremated ashes.
Honor Industries takes the ashes to create a pencil, which an artist then uses to draw a lifelike portrait of the deceased based on a selected photograph.
The portrait is encased in glass and framed. Customers can choose to have the pencil itself included in the display. [Link]