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.