Masterful Makers

Masterful Makers

Masterful Makers

Masterful Makers, jewellery, textiles and candle making teacher
5.0 (35)
CLASSES

Small Leather Goods Making DIY Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 6

label $130

4.8 (6)

Makeup Brush / Pencil / Pen / Tool Holder Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 5

label $190

5.0 (1)

DIY Luxury French Notepad Cover

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 5

label $150

Leather Crafts - Handcrafted Wallet Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 5

label $220

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

6 to 10

label $150

Natural Wax Candle Making Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 8

label $170

Triple Scented Candle Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 8

label $170

5.0 (2)

Mobile Natural Wax Candle Making Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

6 to 8

label $170

Beginner's Silversmithing Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 4

label $480

5.0 (1)

Advanced Silversmithing Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 4

label $480

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 15

label $200

5.0 (11)

Rockstar Rocks-stonesetting in an Afternoon

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 4

label $350

5.0 (5)

Make Wedding Rings Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 2

label $380

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 15

label $150

5.0 (9)




PROFILE

Masterful Makers - Luxury 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 taught.

Come and experience a workshop with Masterful Makers. In as little as 5 hours you can walk out with a piece of handmade jewellery crafted by yourself, a luxurious leather bag, a stunning knotted mala, or your own personalized luxury skincare products.

I am Victoria White, a one-woman dynamo/mad scientist/designer, & maker of crafts. Coming from an Art History background, 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, heavy with human drama, an artefact, an antique, pretty, and were relatively cheap. Pairing the few trade beads I had with semi-precious stones and sterling silver wire, I began to make my first wrapped earrings for fun. It was very therapeutic and relaxing until my husband at the time saw the box of earrings I had made, took them to work, and presented me with a box of money that afternoon, 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 am not your typical jeweller. I aim for grand pieces with fabulous stones, thus the term rockstar. The rocks I deal with are sparkly and precious. I own and manage Gems, Rocks, Bling in Sydney, working from my Surry Hills studio. I specialise in bespoke one of a kind pieces featuring precious stones & metals. I also facilitate jewellery classes for groups and individuals.

My first love is of course jewels, but leather is a close second. I revel in the feel of beautiful buttery leather and discovered I loved creating items from it when I decided to make and design packaging for my jewellery.



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GALLERY


REVIEWS

(35)


5

• Oct 2019

Small Leather Goods Making DIY Class


Victoria was so knowledgeable and passionate. Extremely generous with her time and home. Loved the class and would highly recommend
5

• Oct 2019

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop


Great fun with our family making rings. Fun teacher and fabulous time. Would definitely return.

Jewellery workshop review by Veronica Seedhouse
5

• Oct 2019

Triple Scented Candle Making Class


A fabulous afternoon with Victoria whom welcomed me and made me feel so comfortable in her home.

I came away with gorgeous smelling candles in which i was thrilled with.

I cannot wait to make some here in my own home. Victoria is a very dynamic and friendly teacher and so happy to answer any questions that u have.

Cannot wait to sign up for her other courses that she does.

Thankyou so much Victoria for a fabulous time. I learnt so much and who knows where i go from here.
5

• Oct 2019

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop


I had a wonderful time making a ring from silver clay. Victoria was very generous with her time and made sure the result was perfect. Thank you for a great experience.
5

• Sep 2019

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop


I really enjoyed my mala workshop with Victoria, Victoria had lots of knowledge and was very friendly and vibrant
5

• Sep 2019

Small Leather Goods Making DIY Class


What an amazing class! My girlfriend and I had a great time. Very friendly teacher who made us feel right at home!
5

• Sep 2019

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop


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.
5

• Sep 2019

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop


Great atmosphere, friendly teacher (with the most adorable assistant) who had a lot of knowledge and patience. Had a wonderful time, thank you!
5

• Sep 2019

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop


Teacher is fantastic, very cool and nice lady.

She kind of teach a lot of skills and technique.

We had a small class today with 3. But she been really looking after everyone.

Fantastic workshop and I do really enjoy it. Would like to advance my skills and learn more about rain making.
5

• Sep 2019

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop


My 12 year old son and I just loved Victoria’s class. We learnt so much in a day and to come away with a silver ring each that we crafted ourselves is fantastic. Every step of the way Victoria guided us while giving us the freedom to be creative, get familiar with all the tools and enjoy the day. Highly recommend for anyone. My son gave the day a 10 out of 10... and he is a hard critic!!

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop review by Carolyn Birchill
5

• Aug 2019

Small Leather Goods Making DIY Class


Victoria is a very relaxed fun teacher!! Extremely patient and helpful!! A well spent Saturday morning.

Small Leather Goods Making DIY Class review by Maria Moloney Sydney
5

• Aug 2019

Triple Scented Candle Making Class


Very useful class (recommended) and teacher very nice and friendly. Loved my candles. Thanks Victoria!! :)
5

• Aug 2019

Beginner's Silversmithing Course


Great course, very interesting and informative. Look forward to future lessons with Victoria. I would highly recommend this class

Beginner's Silversmithing Course review by Leanne Jan
5

• Aug 2019

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop


Victoria was the best crafts woman/designer ever!!! She was so patient, so energetic and so much fun to work with. We had a such great bonding time and even talked for a while after class. I have made the ring I wanted and would cherish it forever:) highly recommend her classes:) plus she also works with leather, beauty products, fragrances, candles and more!!

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop review by Chenxi Li
5

• Aug 2019

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop


Victoria was lovely and helped me and the other student throughout to make sure our rings were perfect, while making us feel comfortable and at home. All materials were provided and we had lots of options to choose from. It was a lovely experience with something to take home and remind me of my time in Sydney. I would definitely recommend that you take part in one of Victoria's many workshops!
5

• Jul 2019

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop


Victoria was an amazing teacher for my 11 year old boy, who came to her class for the day. She was patient, full of knowledge and made the experience a great one. Highly recommended her class for anyone who has a keen interest in jewelry making. We will absolutely be booking in another class again. Thank you Victoria!
5

• Jul 2019

Makeup Brush / Pencil / Pen / Tool Holder Workshop


My daughter and I loved this class. Victoria was kind and friendly and a really great teacher.
The space was warm and welcoming and Victoria had a great choice of materials and all the tools required to finish our project. Can’t wait to go back.
5

• Jul 2019

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop


The class was so fun and we learned so much! Class size was small so we’d had a lot of personal instruction. Instructor was knowledgeable, welcoming and fun! She gave us tea and played fun music and even used two different techniques to accommodate for the desires of the other two taking the workshop. We learned both a traditional silver shaping method as well as a metal clay method. Would recommend this class to anyone!

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop review by Cailee Clark Sydney
5

• Jul 2019

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop


Amazing experience! Beautiful, professional and funny teacher. I’m really happy with the outcome! Thanks

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop review by Monika Iwanow
5

• Jul 2019

Small Leather Goods Making DIY Class


Victoria was so lovely, encouraging and helpful. 2 hours class became 4.5 hour cus we’re too slow. Gonna come back for other classes next time! Victoria is very friendly and interesting, she has a lot of knowledge or many different topics. We went for our anniversary and would highly recommend this as a couple bonding activity

Textiles workshop review by Seen Lee
5

• Jun 2019

Rockstar Rocks-stonesetting in an Afternoon


A great afternoon spent with an excellent and passionate teacher. Would recommend this class all round.
5

• Jul 2019

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop


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.
5

• Jun 2019

Silversmithing Studio Workshop


Victoria was very bubbly and keen to share her knowledge and made sure you left with a finished piece

Jewellery workshop review by Victoria
5

• May 2019

Rockstar Rocks-stonesetting in an Afternoon


This class was so much fun! It was a really personal experience, and I learnt so much. Victoria is lovely, and she really took the time to make sure I came out with a piece of jewellery I will cherish forever. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to give this a go.
5

• Jun 2019

Small Leather Goods Making DIY Class


I loved my class with Victoria. She patiently explained step by step the techniques to use throughout the process of making the coin purse!
5

• May 2019

Rockstar Rocks-stonesetting in an Afternoon


I spent a great day with Victoria making a stunning ring - she explained everything extremely thoroughly. We got on very well, she made me a delicious lunch and as the finishing touches to my piece were quite tricky, she personally delivered it to my hotel the next day. If are interested in jewellery/specifically ring making - this is a really lovely place to start your journey!

Rockstar Rocks-stonesetting in an Afternoon review by Beau Ford
5

• Jun 2019

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop


Loved this class. Victoria is so patient and generous with her time and knowledge and helped me make a stunning Mala
5

• May 2019

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop


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

Jewellery workshop review by Kaliopy Arvanitakis
4

• Apr 2019

Small Leather Goods Making DIY Class


I made a coin bag and earphone holder. Really enjoyed the class. Victoria is very friendly and funny. She gave us a lot of insights and useful tips to leather product making. Good selection of tools and leather to use for projects. She ensured that tools are used safely and gave plenty of help so that her students have a finished product to show off at the end . For more complicated projects, best to book earlier so that the teacher has time to prepare patterns ahead of time. Thanks for the wonderful experience Victoria!
5

• Mar 2019

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop


I really loved the class. Victoria is a lovely teacher, she's very thorough and can really transmit her passion for ring making to the student. The class is in her living room with kitchenette, which makes it really cozy.
You will learn all of the steps of making a ring, perform some of the activities (Sawing, Annealing, bending the silver etc..) and for the majority of the tasks you will rely on Victoria's expert hands to get to your very own hand-crafted silver ring. Recommended!
5

• Mar 2019

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop


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.
5

• Mar 2019

Rockstar Rocks-stonesetting in an Afternoon


Thanks Victoria for sharing your extensive jewellery knowledge and experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the class, learnt a lot and have a beautiful aquamarine ring to enjoy. Thanks again Victoria
5

• Mar 2019

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop


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 workshop review by Debbie Johnson
5

• Feb 2019

Rockstar Rocks-stonesetting in an Afternoon


This class with Victoria was the perfect hands on learning experience on the key skills for stone setting. Victoria is very knowledgeable and a master at her work and I feel lucky to have been able to learn from her. Not to mention the gorgeous ring made as a result of this class!!!

Jewellery workshop review by Amanda Ying
5

• Feb 2019

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop


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 Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop review by Mala Webber
5

• Jan 2019

Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop


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 Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop review by Carla Filipe


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