The uniquely wonderful focal bead was made by artist Cheryl Keegan of Dragon Beads.  It is a specialty of the artist, who combines colors in a wonderful way and adds a silver glass shell in the middle. I created a matching twisted herringbone rope using bright copper seed beads and smaller metal beads to accent the silver shell.  The focal measures 40 x 60 mm and the rope is 17" long. It is finished with a beaded toggle clasp.

Autumn Gold Seafan on Beaded Rope