Focal beads are what stand out in a beaded design. They are the main attraction of a piece of jewelry. A focal bead is the bead or pendant in the design you want to be the focus, and the first thing to catch someone’s eye. In a necklace, it can be a large bead dangling from a head pin as a pendant or strung with smaller beads. In a bracelet, it can be the largest bead (or beads) at the center of the design. Lampwork, Venetian glass, porcelain, stoneware, gemstone, and Russian artist beads are popular choices for focal beads in projects thanks to their unique designs and bold styling.