Handmade Pins 101

Chikay Jamorabon

Chikay Jamorabon is a 30-year-old creative entrepreneur from Manila, Philippines.

Learn how to make pins to express your personality, to share your interests, or to use for protest. Take it from the experts: COUCH’s crafting class is now available!

Areté Makerspace is a program that encourages exploration in both traditional and digital crafting methods. One of its many goals is to encourage people to learn new skills that empower them to exercise creativity and problem-solving in an environment where it is safe to fail and experiment. Originally intended to be a series of in-person workshops held in the Eugenio Lopez Jr. Makerspace, the program has been re-imagined in order to continue its goals remotely.


About the Author

Chikay Jamorabon is a 30-year-old creative entrepreneur from Manila, Philippines. She also works as a Senior Art Director for an advertising agency handling brands from industries like telco, bank, fmcg, etc. Balancing her day job, together with partner Cao, they started COUCH-- a small business where they both share the same passion for DIY, handmade, and pop culture. Besides making ads and crafting pins and stickers, Chikay also enjoys being a mom to 15+ thriving plants.

In times of uncertainty, we find solace in each other, and turn to places online that allow us to learn, move, and interact remotely. We are proud to present Areté Connect: an online portal where you can access our programs no matter where you are.