We Wield The Hammer ring stack raffle


Win This Stack!

We are raffling off one gorgeous ring stack valued at $10,745 to benefit We Wield The Hammer, a non-profit organization dedicated to the training of women and girls of African descent in the metalsmithing arts. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A $100 RAFFLE TICKET. You may purchase as many raffle ticket entries as you like, and a winner will be chosen on August 3rd. All proceeds will be donated to WWTH!


We Wield The Hammer trainees at work


Access + opportunity + creativity changes lives.

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. WWTH seeks to offer opportunities for artistic equity, economic empowerment and access to a vocation which is very often traditionally unavailable to women, particularly marginalized women and girls both here in the U.S. and abroad. The training program begins the process of leveling the playing field in many ways, most especially at the entry point of skill building.

WWTH was founded in 2019 in Oakland, CA, by metalsmith and arts educator Karen Smith, who was inspired to start the program after an apprenticeship in Dakar, Senegal. Karen was a sensation as the only woman in her program, in a country where the craft of metalsmithing traditionally passes from father to son and the saying goes "women do not wield the hammer." Her passion is to bring this vocation to women and girls of African descent around the globe. The project is a training program that teaches the fundamentals of metalsmithing; the course is a an 8-week session designed to teach fabrication using precious metals. Through this course, WWTH students learn the art and practice using copper, brass and sterling silver. Graduates of the program can then go on to apprentice with local jewelers or even start their own businesses.


We Wield The Hammer ring stack raffle


Colorful, diamond-packed, and showcasing the skillfulness of the artists who wielded each ring, THE AUGUSTA stack is named for Harlem Renaissance sculptor and teacher Augusta Savage. Augusta's legacy as a black female artist continues to inspire We Wield the Hammer in its mission to bring metalsmithing education to young women of African descent. The Augusta ring stack is valued at $10,745, and you can purchase a raffle ticket here.


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Raffle Rules + Regulations 
To be eligible to enter the contest, you must be a resident of the United States. Employees of Esqueleto are not eligible to enter the raffle contest. To enter the raffle, you must purchase a raffle ticket. The value of one raffle ticket is $100 USD. There is no limit on how many raffle tickets can be purchased per entrant. The raffle contest begins on Friday, July 1st, 2022 at 9:00am PST and will end on Monday, August 1st, 2022 at 9:00am PST.  All proceeds, minus credit card processing fees, will be donated to WWTH. Only one winner will be chosen. The winner of the stack will be randomly selected and notified by Wednesday, August 3rd, 5:00pm PST. Once the winner of the stack has been notified, they must respond to the winning notification within 5 days time to claim their prize. If the winner is unable to respond within this time period, the prize is forfeited, and another winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified via the email entered to purchase the raffle ticket. The winner of the stack will receive each ring in the stack in their requested size. Any sizing adjustments that need to be made after the winner selects a ring size will incur a fee for resizing. The winner will receive their ring stack on or before September 15th, 2022.