A necklace designed out of Ford Focus car parts to celebrate 100 years in Britain


Ford has decided to take its 100 years celebrations with a few ideas that might not be so convincing. While the Ford Centenary Tour ended quite successfully in September that ran an impressive 2,200 miles across Britain, the concept of roping in a jewelry designer who can’t even drive seems odd. On the brands’ request, designer Katherine Hawkins has crafted a special necklace design from parts of the Ford Focus. The necklace sports dials, buttons, needles and springs from the hatchback and the seat material. Considering that the brand is 100 years old, a more dated car over a 2012 model would be in better taste considering that Ford describes the piece as a “unique piece of vintage-style ‘Ford’ jewelry”.

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Katherine says, “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!” Thankfully, it is just one piece she needs to design!
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