Sheet metal roses made with love for Valentine's Day

Honolulu CC students put their skills to work

Honolulu Community College
Billie K T Lueder, (808) 845-9187
Communications & External Affairs, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Feb 5, 2014

The first rose constructed 15 years ago.
The first rose constructed 15 years ago.
Sheet metal and copper roses on sale 2/14.
Sheet metal and copper roses on sale 2/14.

(Honolulu) - 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

                        Media inquires contact Billie Lueder at (808) 295-2467

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.

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.