Athena Racing Teaches Automotive Skills with Jewelry Design

Jul 28, 2021

Athena Racing has teamed up with CRASH Jewelry for its annual FABcamp, which is an opportunity for middle school and high school girls to learn from a variety of experts and entrepreneurs in the automotive industry.

Athena Racing’s FABcamp focuses on everything from rebuilding a transmission, to the fabrication of jewelry pieces from car metal, the organization said.

Christi Schimpke, of CRASH Jewelry, created a virtual lesson and co-hosted a weekly class for FABCamp, which took place earlier this month. The girls were challenged to create a jewelry design that could be fabricated from their favorite luxury car metal. Schimpke later selected three finalists who will visit her studio for a day to bring their designs to life under her instruction. The completed designs will be photographed and put to a vote on social media and an overall winner will be selected.

During their studio visit, the finalists will learn shop safety, the design process, how different car metals react to heat and pressure, cold versus hot connections and other metalsmithing/shop terminology that is used by the jewelry designer.