Portrait of Dahna Mak, the founder and lead designer at Madame Mak Jewellery, smiling confidently

✨🌟 Welcome to Madame Mak Jewellery! 🌟✨

Hello, and welcome! I'm Dahna Mak, your sparkle-maker and lost wax carving teacher and enthusiast from Melbourne, Australia! 💖🇦🇺 Since childhood, I've been entranced and besotted by the shimmer of jewels and gemstones. Fast forward to 2020, I flipped the desk as research scientist and embraced my true passion. I launched Madame Mak Jewellery! 🎉

My collection embodies a dazzling mix of fun, eclectic jewels to make you smile, laugh - or both! Some are ready to ship one-of-a-kind designs, and others can be made-to-order in your size.

But wait, there's more! ✨🎁 Unlock your inner artist with my Lost Wax Carving Workshops in Melbourne's lush Eastern suburbs, or in cozy live 1:1 Zoom sessions. Make your own ring, learn lost wax carving methods, and score exclusive tool discounts with local Australian suppliers when you attend my in-person workshops! 💍🛠️✨ Let's unleash that creative potential and start dream chasing together! 💪🌈

I am forever grateful for the love and support I have received on this soul-shaking journey! 💕✨

Much love,
Dahna Mak 💖

  • September 2024 "Springternship" at MMJ HQ (3105, VIC, Australia)

    Join me in the studio for a September "Springternship"! Say WHAT? You have the opportunity to spend September with me in the studio wax carving and grinding metal. Work on my foundational course work in the first week, and progress to carving your own designs in the "freestyle experimental" second week of the course. Return in the last week of September for a metal grinding and polishing extravaganza. Sixty-one hours across 13 sessions, whew!

  • A selection of ORGANIC_CABOCHON_Rings handcrafted by Madame Mak Jewellery, showcasing their unique shapes and vibrant colors

    🎉 Lost Wax Ring Carving for Complete Beginners

    This workshop is Dahna's introductory lost wax carving course, perfect for total beginners! ✨ Make your own ring or a set of simple stacking rings. The casting wizards will transform your wax model into silver offsite, and you'll return in two weeks to polish and shine your masterpiece. 💍✨ No experience? No worries! Madame Mak has got you covered!

    🚀 Start Your Ring Adventure Now! 
  • Dazzling silver rings featuring various gemstones, set directly in wax using the popular cast-not-set method, display intricate design and craftsmanship

    ✨ Cast-Not-Set: Gemstone Setting in Wax (cast in place)

    Ready to level up? This workshop is for those who've mastered the basics. Create a dazzling silver ring with gemstones set directly in wax, using the popular cast-not-set method. 💎 Pick up to 5 synthetic round stones in different colours and sizes. The casting magicians will work their magic offsite, and you'll return in two weeks to finish your sparkling creation. ✨

    💎 Create Dazzling Gemstone Rings Today! 
  • Beautiful silver ring in wax, featuring a stunning cabochon gemstone held securely in an organic claw setting, exemplifying unique craftsmanship

    🌿 Organic Cabochon Bliss: Claw Statement Ring

    Get ready for an intensive 1:1 intermediate/advanced workshop that's perfect for organic and molten cabochon statement ring enthusiasts. 💍 Create a silver ring in wax, housing a gorgeous cabochon gemstone with an organic claw setting. Come back in two weeks to polish and set the stone in your ring. You'll walk away with a true work of art! 🎨✨

    🍃 Craft Your Organic Masterpiece Now! 
  • Lost Wax Pendant and Charm Carving Workshop - Melbourne (Eastern Suburbs, 3105 VIC) Madame Mak Jewellery

    Wax Carved Pendants and Charms at MMJ HQ!

    Join me at MMJ HQ (3105, VIC), to carve some fun playful whimsical charms and pendants! This wax carving course is perfect for complete beginners, as well as those wishing to expand their current wax carving skill set! Make as many charms as you can in our 3 hour wax carving session, and return in 2 weeks to professionally finish as many of your cast charms as possible! Your wax carved charms and pendants will be magically transformed by the casting magicians into their metal forms, utilising the ancient art of lost wax investment casting during our two week hiatus after our first session. The possibilities are endless!

    I want to do fun stuff today! 
  • 1:1 Wax Carving Tuition at MMJ HQ! Melbourne (Eastern Suburbs, 3105 VIC) Madame Mak Jewellery

    1:1 Lost Wax Carving Private Tuition at MMJ HQ!

    Work on your own wax carved design with my 1:1 guidance! If you have a little bit of wax carving experience but require assistance with conceptualising and carving a new design - this is for you! Sometimes we get stuck and need a little push to break into the next skill level, so join me for 2 hours or 6 hours or more until your heart is content! You aren't required to complete your wax carving (unless you wish to), however I will help you get started. I'll show you how to mark and measure your waxes, to aid with design conceptualisation and the lost wax reductive process! Available Monday - Friday (and occasionally on weekends).

    Book 1:1 Wax Carving Tuition Now! 
  • Metal Finishing/Polishing Session (BYO cast ring) - Melbourne (Eastern Suburbs, 3105 VIC) Madame Mak Jewellery

    Metal Finishing and Polishing class - BYO cast ring!

    You didn't attend any lost wax carving workshops and embarked on your own self taught journey. You sent your wax carved ring away to be cast in silver or gold, and you've now received it back. It's in your hand looking dull with sprues and all, and you're thinking "well, what do I do now?"! Have no fear! My metal polishing/finishing masterclass is here! BYO bring your own cast ring (lost wax cast, or sand cast) and I'll guide you through the steps to professionally finish it for personal wear or sale! I'll provide tools, equipment and safety gear for use in the studio on my fully equipped professional jeweller's bench, and you can BYO ring!

    Help Me Polish My Ring! 
  • Image of Amy G from Fearless and Free 925, expressing satisfaction in her testimonial for Dahna's Jewellery workshop.

    Best teacher there is! Not to mention the detailed PDF’s that arrive after the course

    "The best decision I made was reaching out to Madame Mak Jewellery. This talented boss babe is a wealth of knowledge and support. Her courses are second to none! What started out as a beginner’s class turned into completing all available courses. Dahna is truly one of a kind and has absolutely become a most valued friend and confidante. Not only has Dahna been there for me professionally and helped build my little jewellery business – she has always been there for me as a friend."

    -Amy G, "Fearless and Free 925"

  • A portrait of Kerry D from Wildsmithing, alongside her positive testimonial for Dahna's Jewellery Workshop

    I love to continue learning and have taken quite a few courses over the years

    "I can’t thank you enough for the class yesterday and suffice to say I have been at the bench practicing ever since. I went and got a little soldering iron as soon as we finished up yesterday – wow what a game-changer for me! Totally blown away by the manual content – so comprehensive and full of all the info you could ever wish for. So happy to have found and met you. I can see a beautiful smithing/waxing/all things jewellery friendship on the horizon. Thanks so much, darling!"

    -Kerryn D, "Wildsmithing"

  • Image of Clair M proudly showcasing the ring she created in the Introductory Lost Wax Ring Carving Workshop by Dahna of Madame Mak Jewellery

    Dahna's wax ring making jewellery course was the best thing I’ve ever done!

    "I took on the Introductory Lost Wax Ring Carving Workshop. Dahna took me step-by-step thoroughly through absolutely everything that involved getting the ring to its final stage. From the different kinds of wax, how to saw and carve to all the types of equipment necessary to use on wax. Everything was clear and easy to understand, and Dahna is wonderful. She’s so down to earth, hilarious, and makes the best food!!!! And so clever. She’s got tips and tricks you’ll use for a lifetime."

    -Claire M

🌐✨ Live Zoom Classes: Wax Carve Jewellery from Anywhere In The World!

  • Photo of a delighted client, with her testimonial

    "Dahna is a one-of-a-kind, fabulous person/artist to work with! There’s a reason I have over 5 pieces from her collection. I feel like I’ve even gained a friend in the process. Dahna is so sweet and thoughtful and really has raw talent. Hands down THE BEST xx”

  • Photo of a delighted client, with her testimonial

    “I just absolutely love and adore my pendant. I can’t tell you how grateful I am. It will be around my neck every single day!”

  • Photo of a delighted client, with her testimonial

    "The main pieces – I can’t say enough about how breathtaking they are! They literally blew my mind and I feel so lucky that you make them for me, and I get to have something that is MMJ! The entire process of making the pieces too, and the wonderful conversations!”

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