Jewelry sale will feature ‘steampunk’ in honor of Earth Week

Rachel Young, 32, art was first place in jewelry last year. (Photo courtesy of Jason Chung)

Jason Chung

Students and faculty from Saddleback College’s jewelry classes will be selling their creations and demonstrating jewelry-making techniques at the annual Spring Jewelry Sale on Wednesday, April 25.

Organized by the Jewelry Club in conjunction with the Environmental Awareness Club, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Student Services Center, Room 212.

“[In honor of] Earth Week,” said event coordinator Gloria Gimbrone, “we will do a form of jewelry called steampunk. It’s the recycling of found objects.”

The sale will also feature other one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry pieces crafted by students and faculty from a variety of found objects and raw materials such as new gold, copper and sterling silver. The items will include rings, bracelets, necklaces, glass beads, and even sculptures.

“It’s all handcrafted,” Gimbrone said. “Nothing can be purchased. They must make their chains. They must make everything.”

Prices for the jewelry will range from $10 to several hundred dollars, depending on the cost of the materials and the designs.

“We will be demonstrating different techniques,” Gimbrone said. “There will be beading, but none of the heavy stuff. So [the attendees] will be able to observe [and] actually see what’s going on.”

Cash, checks, as well as Visa and MasterCard credit cards will be accepted.