Burnt Rose

“Romance Retold”

Going through Drawer 16, the pink drawer in my Chinese Apothecary Chest, produced several packets of these odd-colored beads.  Neither pink nor rose, I found I had enough for two necklaces and not until I was writing up the tags did I realize I didn’t know what color to call them.  Obviously, I had to make up a new name:  Burnt Rose.

The first necklace I made, “Romance Retold” has three distinct types of glass beads:  the flat oblongs seen near the clasp and elsewhere; round beads blending clear glass and burnt rose; and specialty flower beads, also two-colored.  The centerpiece I chose is multi-colored with a small amount of burnt rose.  It is the work of Jenny Friske-Baer (CA), whose beads I used to buy when I lived in San Luis Obispo, CA.

This necklace is 21” plus the centerpiece of 2”.  The clasp and earrings are hammered gold metal.  The earrings measure 1 3/8” long and feature a flower bead.  The necklace weighs 1.9 ounces. The set is $99 plus $8 shipping.

Burnt Rose #2

“A Smashing Good Time”

My foray into Burnt Rose continued with Czech glass square beads in this new color plus two colors (black and pale beige) blended in with burnt rose clearly the predominant tone.  The centerpiece glass bead created by Louise Erskine (MA) pulls you to look closely at layers of burnt rose and gold deeply embedded to make this transparent bead almost opaque.  The lampwork glass beads next to the centerpiece are proudly pink with white and gold.  Four beads away are two more artisan beads in rose and gold.

This necklace, which I named “A Smashing Good Time”, is 19” with a gold metal toggle and circle clasp.  It weighs 4.4 ounces.  The earrings feature the proudly pink glass beads and drop 1 5/8” from the ear lobe. The set is $99 plus $8 shipping.

A Max Moment

One of Max’s endearing characteristics is his curiosity. I have previously pictured him looking up at airplanes, watching the road as we drive, and now, at home, here he is watching what is happening on the street and at the neighbor’s houses. He jumps on the chair more than once a day, searching for perpetrators who get too close to his territory. Dogs are often guilty of this infraction and they get loud barks which, of course, only I can hear. Max is now 3 1/4 years old.

3 thoughts on “Burnt Rose

  1. Hi Priscilla,

    OMG! Max is so adorable! Maybe one of these days I’ll get to meet him.
    Hope you’re staying cool this summer. It’s been hotter than hell here the past week. So far it’s cooled down at night which is helpful since we don’t have AC.
    Francie is home for the summer and working as a personal care assistant. She mostly works with elderly patients and has been enjoying most of her clients.
    Nothing new with Skip or me. Im hoping to cut down to 3 days/ week at work as I’m getting tired of work!
    Hope you’re doing well. Miss you!
    Love to you,


    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Happy Birthday Priscilla. I hope you enjoy the day celebrating.
    Love these necklaces. Reminds me of my first garnet stone ring as a child. I laughed at Max staring out the window. That’s how I feel looking out my bay window during this pandemic. Love and hugs my friend. 🎂💐

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