I used a piece of Fordite for the focal which I purchased from a distributor this summer. Not familiar with Fordite, also known as Detroit Jasper?
Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the build up of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times. In recent times the material has been recycled as eco-friendly jewelry.
Here are a few other pieces I have created:
|Center piece from an Artbeads Blog Partner challenge|
|Bead Soup Blog Hop piece with partner Shirley Jones Moore|
|Beading Challenge from The Jade Dog|
|design using Chris's lampwork cabs and leather|
|Beading challenge with Pine Ridge Treasures|
|Swarovski Fancy stone with vintage cup chain|
|My very first project! Only one that I knew what it would look like when I started.|
|My second piece, Frankly My Dear. Jen Martin, made the polymer face.|
Can you tell it is my favorite beading technique?!