Steampunk jewelry promotes a wearable environment

Jason Chung

The annual Spring Jewelry Sale held by the Saddleback College’s jewelry classes did not gross as well as past years due to bad weather last Wednesday.

The sale took place in Room 212 of the Student Services Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to their own original products, the students also designed a line of steampunk jewelry pieces at the suggestion of the Environmental Awareness Club from found objects, such as old watches and antique keyholes, for Earth Week.

“We have a steady group of students,” said event coordinator Gloria Gimbrone. “[But] it wasn’t as good as some years. It was slower. I think a lot has to do with the weather.”

The total gross from the day’s sale was approximately $1,600, according to Gimbrone.

“[Revenue] is down from last year,” said Gimbrone, “but we don’t expect too much in the Spring [as opposed to the Christmas Sale] because it brings in people who have not done the sale before.”

The Spring Sale gives students who have not participated in a jewelry sale before a chance to learn how to display, sell and price their products, Gimbrone said.

“[Since] no one can tell another person [how to price their products],” said Gimbrone, “normally what happens in a situation like this is they go and talk to [other vendors] and see what they charge, and adjust their prices accordingly.”

According to Gimbrone, the event is mainly for selling jewelry for Mother’s Day and raising funds for scholarship and art awards.

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