Victoria White

Victoria White
Gems Rocks Bling

Gems Rocks Bling

Victoria White, jewellery, leather and hand made teacher
4.9   (13)
CLASSES

PROFILE

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.



GALLERY


REVIEWS

(13)


5

For Silversmithing Studio Workshop

By (attended on 8 Jun 2019)


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

5

For Rockstar Rocks-stonesetting in an Afternoon

By (attended on 31 May 2019)


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

For Small Leather Goods Making DIY Class

By (attended on 1 Jun 2019)


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

For Rockstar Rocks-stonesetting in an Afternoon

By (attended on 31 May 2019)


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!

5

For Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop

By (attended on 2 Jun 2019)


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

5

For Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop

By (attended on 16 May 2019)


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

4

For Small Leather Goods Making DIY Class

By (attended on 13 Apr 2019)


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

For Make a Ring in a Day Workshop

By (attended on 9 Mar 2019)


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

For Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop

By (attended on 9 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.

5

For Rockstar Rocks-stonesetting in an Afternoon

By (attended on 6 Mar 2019)


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

For Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop

By (attended on 2 Mar 2019)


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

5

For Rockstar Rocks-stonesetting in an Afternoon

By (attended on 17 Feb 2019)


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!!!

5

For Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop

By (attended on 6 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.

5

For Make Your Own Gemstone Mala Workshop

By (attended on 10 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.



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