"When my dear friend passed away, Misha took on the task of preserving some of his ashes in a beautiful marble for me and others close to him. It is a fascinating process and feels as though she has rekindled some sort of ancient ceremony to honor and respect those we have lost. This memorial art is an incredibly intimate representation of the man we loved. Thank you Misha." ~ Jason S.
"I love my memorial art made by Misha! My husband has been permanently bonded with glass, a medium that he loved, and I get to wear a beautiful pendant that allows me to carry him with me wherever I go." ~ Anna S.
"Misha used her talents, and unique skills as an artist to not only encapsulate my brother into boro but to do it in a way (through composition) that reminds me of him. I wear my pendant every day as a reminder that in many ways, my brother is still with me." ~ Chip S.
"Losing my dog was hard. I wanted some special way to remember her life that I could look at and hold with fond memories. I chose Misha to make my piece based on her other works and I am so glad I chose her. She is kind and really wanted to make a piece that was special to me. She listened to what I wanted and gave me a piece that was better than I could have imagined. I will be using her in the future for my next loved one who passes from this earth. Her art really helped me with the grieving process." ~ Candice M.
"When I first saw Misha's memorial art I was so impressed with the idea and sentiment. I thought to myself, what a way to keep my beloved dog with me always and forever. It was very emotional for me. I couldn't even open his ashes to give some to Misha for the pieces. So, being the kind and sweet soul that she is Misha took the whole thing with her, did what she needed to do and returned with my boy like he'd never been disrupted. She then presented me with two of the most amazingly breathtaking pieces that i could have ever imagined. I have since felt so much more peace than I have since I lost my sweet boy Jacobus. Thank you Misha so much for creating such a beautiful memory for me." ~ Kathy L.
"Misha is admired as a talented and skilled presence in the lampworking community. She is widely recognized as furthering the borosilicate art form, both through her torch work, and her community organizing. As a glass blower it means so much to have received a piece of memorial art from Misha. She lovingly created a pendant for me including the remains of our beloved friend. I feel his love and presence in my heart as I wear it on my chest. I know that Misha treats every work of memorial art carefully and thoughtfully, as she does for her own loved ones.
Thank you." ~Merlin M.
"Misha, it was a huge blow when my best friend Mermonkey passed away, and it was incredibly thoughtful of you to make this incredibly beautiful marble for me using part of him. I love being able to have my friend with me for the rest of my life, it is precious to me...thank you SO much." ~ Bit
"With respect and reverence, using glass and ash, Misha crafted a beautiful memorial to a larger than life figure. Nothing can ever truly capture the spirit of Michael or Mer as most folks knew him, but Misha's art definitely embodies the love that he inspired. Thanks you Misha." ~Greg P.
“I feel very fortunate to have found Misha to make my memorial pendant for my beloved dog. I love the pendant. I can not thank you enough for making this pendant for me. I appreciate your kind words and actions throughout this process. I could not ask for a better experience. I highly recommend you. Thank you for all of your help.” ~ Nancy E.
"Losing my friend was one of the hardest things that I have endured. It was hard to accept the fact that I would never see him again. I feel honored to have a piece of my friend that I can always keep with me. The quality of the piece I received from Eugene Rain is outstanding! It brings me so much happiness to know that my friend is forever memorialized in a work of art that I know he would cherish." - Cristina M
"After searching for nearly 6 months we were referred by a local artist to Misha. We were VERY skeptical about sending my niece so far but after talking with Misha many times and speaking to her on a personal level we KNEW she was the person for our pendants. She took her time and genuinely made this pendants to our liking. She created me a beautiful pendant from her heart based on things my sister told her. I personally love my pendant and it is MORE than I could have ever imagined. She made almost 50 pendants for our family. They are all created with love and we love them as well!" ~ Sandra L.