The student newspaper of Honolulu Community College

Get your valentine some beautiful metal roses.


Students in the Sheet Metal and Plastics Technology program are continuing an annual tradition of making “forever roses”, a handcrafted copper rose, which are sold around Valentine’s Day to help raise funds to support the program.

Flat sheets of copper are cut using a plasma cutter, then the copper is molded into a shape of flower petals and leaves. Students assemble the individual pieces before hand-crimping each petal to give it a lifelike texture.

Copper roses will be available for purchase in the Honolulu CC sheet metal shop (Bldg 17) on Friday, February 14, from 9 a.m. until supplies run out. Roses sell for $15 each or four for $50. Cash only. Customers are limited to four roses each.


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