Welcome to Coquette Original Creations! My Husband, David, and I have a studio workshop on a small farm in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains. We design and create original, one-of-a-kind hand crafted jewelry from copper sheeting, reclaimed copper wire, as well as sterling silver wire. We also work with copper, silver and bronze metal clay, cubic zirconia, glass, resin, polymer clay and semi precious stones. David hand crafts wood and bone beads which he incorporates into some of his original designs.. We also use off-the-shelf parts, such as beads and pendants, for more mainstream creations.

New Torcs for April!

 Pure copper torcs created from up-cycled copper wire, hand twisted and hammered, and finished in a natural green verdigris 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

 

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