✨🌟 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! 💕✨
Dahna Mak 💖
🎉 Lost Wax Ring Carving for Complete Beginners🚀 Start Your Ring Adventure Now!
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!
✨ Cast-Not-Set: Gemstone Setting in Wax (cast in place)💎 Create Dazzling Gemstone Rings Today!
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. ✨
🌿 Organic Cabochon Bliss: Claw Statement Ring🍃 Craft Your Organic Masterpiece Now!
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! 🎨✨
November Lost Wax Carving Week At MMJ HQ!One Week of Wax Working at Dahna's Studio!
Spend one work week with me in my jewellery studio on your very own wax carving bench! This immersive workshop runs for five consecutive days. There are two workshop dates available in November to choose from. This is a limited offer for a maximum of four lucky people (two per week)! Perfectly suitable and friendly for beginners! During your time in the studio, I will guide you through the process of wax carving. We start with a beginners project and progress to intermediate techniques throughout the week! This is a rare opportunity, and a great way to build skills and gain knowledge and insight up close and personal with a jeweller - so don't wait!
December Lost Wax Carving Week at MMJ HQ!One Week of Wax Working in December at MMJ HQ!
Spend one work week with me in my jewellery studio on your very own wax carving bench! This immersive workshop runs for five consecutive days. There are two workshop dates available in December to choose from. This is a limited offer for a maximum of four lucky people (two per week)! Perfectly suitable and friendly for beginners! During your time in the studio, I will guide you through the process of wax carving. We start with a beginners project and progress to intermediate techniques throughout the week! This is a rare opportunity, and a great way to build skills and gain knowledge and insight up close and personal with a jeweller - so don't wait!
1:1 Lost Wax Carving Private Tuition at MMJ HQ!Book 1:1 Wax Carving Tuition Now!
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).
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"
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"
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."
🌐✨ Live Zoom Classes: Wax Carve Jewellery from Anywhere In The World!
📦💨 Your Instant Sparkle Fix Awaits!
November Lost Wax Week at MMJ HQ! Melbourne (Eastern Suburbs, 3105 VIC)
"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”
“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!”
"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!”