Make Your Own Gemstone Mala

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learning stringing and knotting techniques and gemstones properties

45 mins Class size 1 to 50 (public dates), 4 to 20

label $120 - $140 (or 4 payments of $30 - $35 Afterpay)
($120 for Beginner Mala Box and class, $140 for Mala Challenge Box and class)

How it works
Book or Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Create your own personalised spiritual meditation Mala in this live streaming class. You will make the basic Mala which consists of 108 gemstone beads, silk tassel and string and a silver guru bead.

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 your blessings and intentions into your necklace. In this live streaming workshop, you will be guided through the process of creating your own mala. All materials required to make your Mala are included, we use only genuine semi-precious gemstones and precious metals are used to create your special mala.

This is an excellent opportunity to create your own personalized 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.

Please note: If you purchase the Mala challenge box, you will learn a knotting technique to go in between each of your beads. You will receive the additional tool to do this in your material box.

Please have your materials unpacked and ready to go in a quiet space before the class commences to ensure you can make the most of your time with the teacher.

Knowledge required
A curiosity to learn about your self, spirituality, and a love of gemstones.
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • 108 gemstone beads
  • Silk thread
  • Tassel
  • Sterling silver guru bead
  • A bead board
  • A velvet bag for keeping your mala safe
  • Instructions
  • Knotting Awl (if you have purchased the Mala Challenge option)
What you'll need
  • Scissors
  • Reading glasses if needed
  • Paper and pen for blocking out the colours
  • Small saucers (about five) for counting out the beads
  • A towel
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.

Your teacher
Masterful Makers
Masterful Makers

4.8 (202)

* 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!

Verified reviews

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Amanda Lawson Aug 2022

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Loved this class. Very easy to do. Clear instructions. Was allowed to work at own pace. Would recommend this class

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala review by Amanda Lawson

Summer Woods Jul 2022

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 33 reviews

Such a beautiful class! Definitely a favourite. Really enjoyed making this and the finished product is gorgeous. Thank you

Body and Soul workshop review by Summer Woods

Amanda Turner Apr 2022

I loved this class. I was very spoilt as I was the only one in the class and had Victoria's full attention. Victoria explained everything and answered any questions I had. I recommend that you take this class. :)

Brooke Rickard Mar 2022

A fun, creative class, perfect for a Sunday afternoon. Victoria is lovely, very friendly and guides you through each step with laughter and a good chat. I quite enjoyed and the mandala is beautiful.

Kelly Burke Dec 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I came out of the class with a gorgeous mala. The kit the instructor sent was thoughtfully put together and contained everything I needed, including a beautiful selection of beads. The Zoom meetup was informative and the 45 minutes was more than enough to pick up the needed information.

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala review by Kelly Burke

Lauren Pierce Sep 2021

Great teacher! Very patient; took a lot of time to explain to me what I was having trouble with, and even gave me a bit of extra help after class!

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Matilda Hillam Aug 2021

78 ClassBento workshops attended • 45 reviews

Victoria from Masterful Makers ran an absolutely delightful Do It Yourself Gemstone Mala course. The materials provided were lovely and the course catered to many skill levels.

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala review by Matilda Hillam

Natalie O'Halloran Aug 2021

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

I had already done (and loved) the workshop in person and was keen to try a different knotting technique. The teacher was warm and very helpful and gave clear instructions/ demonstrations in the online workshop. Such a relaxing thing to do, particularly in lockdown. Strongly recommended

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala review by Natalie O'Halloran Sydney

Anke Horstmann Jul 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

I really enjoyed the class and had fun!
Got the kit and really liked it.
Highly recommended!

Body and Soul workshop review by Anke Horstmann

Michele Apter May 2021

I really enjoyed this class with Victoria . I tried zoom but Victoria was kind enough to suggest that I was better off visiting her studio . She taught me techniques that was important in making a Mala ( can be used for any necklace making too) allowing for my own creativity. I would definitely recommend this class .

Jess Molloy Jan 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

The demonstrations showed me what to do clearly and were explained comprehensively.
I was also directed to the teacher's video recordings if I needed to review them later.

Body and Soul workshop review by Jess Molloy Sydney

Lianne Yearbury Sep 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Teacher was very patient with me at learning knotting and skilful at sorting out my mistakes and encouraging.

Emily Ross Sep 2020

Enjoyed the class . Highly recommended. Teacher was lovely and explained everything so well . Would recommend to anyone

Maryanne Leavey Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

A lovely evening making a Mala necklace. Victoria was very helpful and patient and her instructions were clear. She is also a very interesting person. I really enjoyed the class!

Tulin Sayah Apr 2020

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

Thank you Victoria for going over and beyond a wonderful class and teacher.

A great way to learn a beautiful art!

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