posted 5 years ago

Ford Focus Parts Become Jewellery

New Ford Focus parts have been turned into a piece of bespoke jewellery.

New Ford Focus parts have been turned into a piece of bespoke jewellery. Nope, not kidding. Katherine Hawkins, a Cornish-based designer, crafted a one-off necklace from Focus components. However, she did not use Castrol GTX or antifreeze. Utilised parts include: instrument dials, needles, nuts, bolts, and springs. These complement traditional necklace elements such as rhinestones and crystals. What a fantastic Christmas present.

Katherine said: “When the box of car parts arrived, I didn’t really know what to expect. It doesn’t help that I can’t actually drive so at first I didn’t know what the parts were for. But once I got them spread out to see how they look and sit and how I could work with them, the idea came very quickly and I was able to use really cool metals, plastics and rubbery bits”

The necklace was commissioned by Ford to mark their centenary tour – a month-long extravaganza celebrating one-hundred years of Ford in Britain. During this time the manufacturer has established itself as a tremendously capable company. Memorable vehicles include the mighty Escort Cosworth, Capri, and Anglia. Their current line-up is exceptionally strong too and Ford consistently produce class-leading cars. The Focus - before being dissected for parts - was a prime example. Roll-on the next hundred years.