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A pure copper torc created by David from up-cycled copper wire, hand torched, twisted and hammered, and finished with an aged patina.
A torc, also spelled torq or torque, is a large rigid or at least stiff neck ring in metal, made either as a single piece or from strands twisted together. The great majority are open at the front, although some had hook and ring closures. Torcs are found in the Scythian, Illyrian, Celtic, and other cultures of the European Iron Age from around the 8th century BC to the 3rd century AD. For the Iron Age Celts the gold torc seems to have been a key object, identifying the wearer as a person of high rank, and many of the finest works of ancient Celtic art are torcs. The Celtic torc disappears in the Migration Period, but during the Viking Age torc-style metal necklaces, mainly in silver, came back into fashion. Torc styles of neck-ring are found as part of the jewellery styles of various other cultures and periods.-Wikipedia-
Karen Ann Anderson and David Anderson
I live on a small farm in the gorgeous Ozark Mountains just outside of Green Forest, AR with a small flock of chickens, 2 calves, 13 goats, a dog and numerous cats. I tinker with watercolors and acrylics from time to time, but have found my passion in creating one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry. I am originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in the Niagara Escarpment and settled here in the beautiful Ozarks 20 years ago.