We Wield the Hammer donation at checkout

I invite you to join me in my ongoing donation to We Wield the Hammer! This nonprofit organization is based here in Oakland, California and teaches metalsmithing skills to women of African descent.

What is We Wield the Hammer?

We Wield the Hammer exists to identify, train, track, and support young women of African descent who might not otherwise choose a career as a metalsmith. The project, which began in 2019, introduces students to the basics of creating with metal, basic design, and completion of projects.

Karen Smith of We Wield the Hammer creating jewelry at her workbench

How Corey Egan Donates

When you make a purchase of $100 or more, you are prompted by a pop up at the cart page to select a bonus gift. Here you can choose to have me send a $2 donation to We Wield the Hammer! Your donation is added to my own quarterly contribution to the organization.

Since I launched this option in 2020, so many of you have chosen this donation. Thank you! It brings me great joy to think we are introducing the next wave of artists to the joy and beauty of working with metal.

Other ways to donate and Support We Wield the Hammer

Want to support We Wield the Hammer on your own? There are so many ways to contribute! You can buy some of their stylish merchandise. You can send a gift of needed tools from our industry supplier, Rio Grande. Or you can make a tax deductible donation directly to the charity. See all the ways you can donate here.


About the Author

As a long-time jewelry designer, I love the process of sculpting, engraving, and setting everything by hand. Through my exploration of texture-driven techniques and organic shapes, I hope you can feel my passionate energy and intention behind every piece.

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