Masterful Makers - Jewellery & Leather Workshops

Masterful Makers - Jewellery & Leather Workshops

Sydney, NSW 2000
Member since 2019

  • 3 Classes
  • 3 Students
  • 22 Reviews
Description

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 2 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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Cancellation & Refund Policy

No cancellations, but allow students to reschedule up until 7 days before the class. 


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Edward

15 July 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 recommend her class for anyone who has a keen interest in jewelry making. We will absolutely be booking another class again. Thank you, Victoria!

Gillian

13 July 2019 • Small Leather Goods Making DIY Class

My daughter and I loved this class. Victoria was kind and friendly and a really great teacher. 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.

Seen

12 July 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

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