Focals come in many sizes, shapes & colors. While it's not necessarily the case, as the name implies, the Focal Bead is intended to be the center of attention in whatever it's used in.
Many of my beads are shown on "wires". This is due to the fact that I do live shows, and many of the beads are wired onto display cards. Sometimes I take cards off for photos, but leave the wires on- sometimes I leave them on the card, & when I'm not doing a show, I try to photograph them before I card them. Beads will not be shipped with cards or wires.
Please keep in mind that I'm a beadmaker and not a photographer. I try really hard to capture the correct colors, but due to variations in lighting, and monitor settings, the colors may vary a bit.