Moruya Community Shed news
You might be surprised to know that the Moruya Community Shed is not just about woodwork, furniture making and welding. We have several members who are producing beautiful pieces of jewellery. Bruce Findley has been interested in jewellery making since his early 20’s when he was working in engineering. He had a friend with a jewellery manufacturing company that needed specialised tooling. “I was always interested in the artistic application of engineering”, Bruce said. In between jobs his creations brought in a little extra income. He started working with gold and silver including castings and later added enamel work and lampwork glass creations.
Various methods of producing jewellery
Bruce Findley and Sharon Hendren commencing a new jewellery project For teaching purposes Bruce uses copper for beginners as it is cheaper and behaves in a similar way to the more expensive metals. Sharon Hendren is one of the several women members of the Community Workshed. “A friend encouraged me to join”, said Sharon. At first she was interested in woodwork and produced a few items of furniture as well as repairing some antique chairs. She had been making jewellery for many years including earrings, necklaces and bracelets and enjoys using copper but now, working alongside Bruce, she hopes to produce more pieces in silver. If you have a DIY project in mind or would like to learn to use some of our specialised equipment become a member for only $25 per year. “Everyone was so welcoming” Sharon said. “They showed me how to use all the equipment and were very helpful and patient”. Inquiries to Terry on 0418 422 403 or Greg on 0427 571 315.