Nick Cordero will always be in his family's life, both spiritually and now physically.
On Oct. 30, Nick's widow, Amanda Kloots, revealed that she made a family vase out of the Broadway star's ashes.
"My beautiful vase that Elvis and I made with some of Nicks ashes is done," Amanda wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of the ceramic vase. "I cannot believe how it turned out."
Amanda thanked her friend Emily Tyra for creating the vase, calling it "truly amazing."
"Elvis and I put our handprints into the clay before it was fired and then she glazed the vase and added the heart design," Amanda said. "I intend to always keep flowers in this vase, reminding me of Nick every time I look at it."
Nick, a Broadway star, died of COVID-19-related complications in July.
Amanda's friend Emily, the woman who made the vase, opened up about the emotional project.
"I knew Nick and Amanda from my Broadway days in NYC. Nick was a beloved, wildly talented and kind man. Amanda is a true force for good and one of the most resilient people I know," Emily said. "When @amandakloots reached out to see if I could use Nick's ashes in a memorial piece, I hesitated. It wasn't something I ever planned to do, but I felt so honored to contribute to Nick's memory and have Amanda and Elvis be a part of something creative and healing."
"They both came to the studio while I threw Nick's ashes into a piece with gloves on. Then Amanda and Elvis touched the piece creating an imprint from their hands," Emily continued. "A one of a kind heirloom, a reminder of how beautiful and precious life is and a piece of art that will outlive us all."