Honolulu Community College students in the Sheet Metal and Plastics Program continue the program’s annual tradition of creating and selling the unique “forever rose” from sheet metal.

What:  Annual Forever Rose Sale by the Sheet Metal and Plastics Program

When/Where:  Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9:30 am until the roses sell out.

 Honolulu Community College, Building 17

What started as a bet over 15 years ago led to the perfection of the sheet metal roses that are made today.

“An apprenticeship student challenged me to make a rose out of sheet metal.  That night with a strip of sheet metal I molded a rose with my hands.  Today, our students apply their skills by operating a plasma cutter, chemicals and other tools used in the trade to create each rose one by one,” shares Danny Aiu, Associate Professor of the program.

The original rose made 15 years ago.
The original rose made 15 years ago.

These one-of-a-kind sheet metal roses make a special Valentine’s gift for only $5 each, and a few copper roses will be available for $15 each.  Customers will be limited to purchasing four sheet metal and one copper rose at a time.

The construction of the roses will take place February 11, 12 and 13 from 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm.  There will be no sales during the construction days.  Money raised from the project benefits the program.

For questions related directly to the sale of the roses contact Danny Aiu at (808) 845-9237.