Make and Design Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop

Create your own personalised spiritual meditation Mala and learn stringing and knotting techniques



2 hours Class size 1 to 30

label $150 (or 4 payments of $37.50 Afterpay)

Mala bead necklaces have traditionally been used in meditation and prayer in many Asian cultures. However, many wear them for purposes such as healing parts of the body, mind, spirit, or simply because they are drawn to the beautiful coloured beads.

Making your own gemstone mala is a beautiful process through which you can incorporate blessings and intentions into your necklace. In this workshop, you will be guided through the process of creating your own mala. All materials required to make your Mala are included. Only genuine semi-precious gemstones and precious metals are used to create your special mala.

This is an excellent opportunity to join Victoria of Masterful Makers in her home studio in Sydney and create your own personalised spiritual meditation mala. Journey as a beginner into the sacred world of Malas, as we find your personal vibrational gemstones, paired with powerful intentions can be used as a transformational tool to manifesting and fulfilling your soul purpose and can assist you in finding a deeper meditation practice.
 
The basic Mala is the one that will be made during the course of the workshop. It consists of 108 gemstone beads, silk tassel and string and a silver guru bead. At the end of the workshop, you will take home your personally designed gemstone Mala.


Knowledge required
Just a curiosity about yourself and openness to manifesting your intentions and a desire to grow.
 
What you'll get
Your personally designed gemstone Mala.
 
What to bring
A notebook and pen.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Marrickville, NSW

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Make and Design Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop location
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Masterful Makers
Masterful Makers

4.8 (288)

* Masterful Makers - DIY Workshops *

The art of being a maker!

Makers take raw materials and transform them into objects of desire. It is an art form, it is a craft, and it can be learned!

Come and experience a workshop with Masterful Makers. In as little as two hours you can walk out with a piece of handmade jewellery, leather bag, stunning knotted mala or your own personalised skincare products. All designed and crafted by you!

Let me introduce myself, I am Victoria White, a one-woman dynamo/mad scientist/designer and maker of crafts. I am the owner of Masterful Makers and offer boutique workshops from my studio.

My love for art, the history of man and pretty shiny things came together while being pregnant with my daughter and working for the Museum of African American Art in Florida. I fell in love with African trade beads. They were historical in context and heavy with human drama. They were an artefact, an antique and pretty. Pairing the few trade beads I had with semi-precious stones and sterling silver wire I began to make my first wrapped earrings.

It was very therapeutic and relaxing until my husband (at the time) saw the box of earrings I had made and took them to work. He returned that afternoon and presented me with a box of money, after having sold them all to his work colleagues! And that is how all this madness began.

That was a bit over 25 years ago. And here we are now!

I have my BA in art history and a Diploma in Visual Arts and Silversmithing.

I use my workshops to pass on my skills and knowledge so that you too will see just how enjoyable being a Maker can be. Coming away with personally designed and created pieces.

I am Victoria White and Making is my passion, let me make it yours as well.

Come and experience a Masterful Makers Workshop!

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Kylie Swain Oct 2023

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


I thoroughly enjoyed my Malay making experience.
Victoria was patient and very helpful with guiding me through the steps.
The semi precious beads were plentiful with colour, many choices with the silk and tassels.
The studio was cosy, I’m very happy with how my Mala turned out.
I’m inspired!

Jewellery Making class review by Kylie Swain - Sydney

Jenna Cooke Oct 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Victoria provided a wonderfully inclusive and welcoming environment to create in. I enjoyed the company at the workshop and I will definitely return.

Make and Design Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop review by Jenna Cooke - Sydney

Jenna Cooke Oct 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Victoria provided a wonderfully inclusive and welcoming environment to create in. I enjoyed the company at the workshop and I will definitely return.

Gabriela Vitola Apr 2023


I had a great time creating my Mala! VICTORIA is amazing, it was a pleasure to meet her! Thank you

Jewellery Making class review by Gabriela Vitola - Sydney

Mirella Apr 2023


What a great class, lots of information regarding the beautiful and special history of the Mala beads. Victoria is very knowledgeable, patient and lots of fun.

I left with an exquisite piece. Very therapeutic, a great mindful activity.

Make and Design Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop review by Mirella  - Sydney

Tianye Kang Sep 2022


A very nice workshop and we enjoyed it very much! We will definitely do it again

Jewellery Making class review by Tianye Kang - Sydney

Danette Watson Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Victoria is so nice, enthusiastic and welcoming. The session was very personal and I had lots of choices to make my mala exactly as I wanted it. Victoria is a very skilled jeweller so she has all the gear and more! Lots of fun!

Laura Liu May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Lovely class instructed by Victoria. She is very experienced and walked me through all details including tricks to do a tight knot, colour palette and numbers distribution. Victoria has a bubbly personality, so you will have a good and fun conversation with her. I really enjoy my time there :P

Jewellery Making class review by Laura Liu - Sydney

Danielle Jaku-Greenfield Mar 2022


Victoria was a great teacher and very welcoming. She had a very large collection of amazing gemstones. Really enjoyable and now I have a spectacular Mala necklace to wear everyday. Looks store bought.

Jewellery Making class review by Danielle Jaku-Greenfield - Sydney

Cass Armson Nov 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Great course, awesome teacher. Fantastic afternoon. Perfect way to relax. Will definitely do another class again

Gina Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fun experience to try with a friend in Sydney! Great teacher and a great addition to a spiritual and mindfulness practice.

Heidi Zubaidi Jun 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher is so friendly but the teaching and the learning part was FastTrack and overwhelming, it was only me attending the class which I didn't enjoy. I thought there will be a group with me.
I didn't like that the place had a pet and I wasn't informed about it prior booking.

Thanks

Emilee Lay Jun 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Lovely, relaxing, intimate afternoon making malas! Very helpful with a smorgasbord of beads to choose from and the cutest four legged pug to help as well

Make and Design Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop review by Emilee Lay - Sydney

Francesca Corcoran May 2021


Amazingly fun afternoon. Victoria is a generous teacher and the class went too fast ♥️. Will be returning for more.

Anonymized Customer Apr 2021

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Great class and absolutely love my Mala necklace Very funky and love the colour choices.

Susan Austin Jan 2021


My friend and I attended the Mala making class. We found the address, no problems, but had to ring Victoria's mobile to find out how to get in. Victoria was very welcoming and is a very good, and patient, teacher. We had fun making our Malas and we both bought more beads to make another one at home. It was definitely good value and I would recommend it

Jewellery Making class review by Susan Austin - Sydney

Wendy Tsang Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


My friend and I loved the workshop and the mala we went home with. Victoria was a fantastic teacher. She created a warm and friendly environment. It was lots of fun! Thank you!

Jewellery Making class review by Wendy Tsang - Sydney

Natalie O'Halloran Jan 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


Such a good class! Went with my friend to set some beautiful new year vibes and had a wonderful time. Victoria was warm and very helpful and absolutely love my mala. Lots of options and extremely good value. Took our new treasures out for lunch locally after class and made a day of it. HIGHLY recommended!

Anna Bulman May 2020


Victoria was fantastic! She was so patient and explained everything well. There were heaps of beads to choose from too. The class was loads of fun and I love my necklace.

Jennifer Hagland Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My daughter (8 Years old) and I did the mala class together one Saturday. She loved being able to pick her colours, beads, tasseletc. It was pretty straightforward, only took us 1.5 hours and we created pieces we both loved. I don't think I'd pay $300 again but was a special day and my daughter was very happy with the end result. The teacher was great.

Jo Parker Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved the workshop
Victoria is a gorgeous generous soul who is passionate about beauty, meaning, and purpose. I love the Mala we made and loved having the chance to meet and chat with her.

Make and Design Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop review by Jo Parker - Sydney

Jasmine Reid Nov 2019


The teacher was very lovely and patient, she offered a warm and comfortable environment. I am happy with how my mala turned out.

I gather she was not as well-prepared for this class, as I did not receive the workbook.
And just now after looking at other feedback with photos of their malas, it appears some extras others had on their malas were not available to me.
My session only went for 2 hours, perhaps because I was the only one in the class, but for quite an expensive class of $150 I didn't feel I quite got my money's worth.

This was just my experience.

Caroline Birch Sep 2019


I really enjoyed my mala workshop with Victoria, Victoria had lots of knowledge and was very friendly and vibrant

Venta Richter Sep 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Victoria has many creative talents which she fortunately shares with her students, her amazing designer Malas are on display for inspiration.

The class was small just the 3 of us which allowed for sufficient one on one tuition when needed.

For the Mala making class Victoria welcomed us with herbal teas and presented an excellent selection of colourful beads, threads, tassels and accent silver pieces.

We all left the class with our own unique personal completed Mala - which was fantastic and I now look forward to making more as gifts. I would definitely do the class again or Victoria’s advanced knotted beading class.

Kim Stevens Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Victoria and her assistant were fantastic with our boys (ages 9,11yrs) she had them completely engaged the whole time with detailed information and activities. They loved cracking the geode rocks and they loved making the silver necklaces and learning about different types of rocks and how they are formed. We hope to have Victoria back again.

Donna McLeod Jun 2019


Loved this class. Victoria is so patient and generous with her time and knowledge and helped me make a stunning Mala

Kaliopy Arvanitakis May 2019


Learning and having fun. Loved this class. Victoria is very patient and had a good range of beads to choose from. Thankyou

Jewellery Making class review by Kaliopy Arvanitakis - Sydney

Kanaka Bhandary Mar 2019


My teacher Victoria was super cool and experienced. She had all the beads and a great range to choose from. I had so much fun learning how to make my own Mala beads. She even spend extra time to teach me how to make beaded bracelet . So definitely worth the money. I am going back to learn more.

Debbie Johnson Mar 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Wow what an amazing course and amazing teacher. So much to choose from. Amazing experience I would recommend this course and teacher. Loved it.

Jewellery Making class review by Debbie Johnson - Sydney

Mala Webber Feb 2019


Victoria is a wonderful teacher. She has some beautiful pieces and very experienced. It was nice to learn how to put together a Mala with her.

I enjoyed using the Chakra cards to help me determine which crystals I could use, and as you can see from the pic, you have no idea what the finished product will look like once you start working with different crystals which makes it more fun.

Make and Design Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop review by Mala Webber - Sydney

Carla Filipe Jan 2019


Victoria was an energetic and enthusiastic teacher that went to great lengths to make me feel comfortable in the jewellery making course. She walked through each step of the process, communicating in an enthused manner the endless possibilities of creating my own unique mala. She went to great lengths to ensure that my piece was exactly as I wanted it, and showed great dedication by helping in areas where I was finding the process a little tricky. The venue was lovely, and the class was well organised. I parked nearby (lucky I got a limitless parking spot), but for future customers, it may be better to catch public transport.

Make and Design Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop review by Carla Filipe - Sydney

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