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About Peterson MADE

Barb Peterson | Founder.  Designer.  Goldsmith.


Peterson MADE is a jewelry brand designed and handcrafted by Barb Peterson.  Every piece of the collection is made by Barb in her North Carolina studio, and designs highlight traditional gold-smithing skills with a modern aesthetic.  


Real handmade jewelry:  modern, contemporary and fine.  Small batch and one-of-a-kind designs for women and men.  


Across the Peterson MADE collection, you’ll find diversity in the use of mixed-metals, clean lines, unique textures and finishes, and bold statement pieces highlighting gemstones or minerals.


A bit more about Barb's story:   

What started as a hobby for creative expression in 2008, advanced to a small business and a quest to build technical skills and knowledge. Leaving the early days of being ‘self-taught’ behind, I became a student of masters for a classical education in metal and jewelry arts, attending numerous workshops and intensive study programs. 

My work reflects a modern take on traditional goldsmith skills - fabrication, stone setting, metal alloying, wax carving, and casting - and I continue to explore new techniques and inspirations to build my design vocabulary.  Learning is never done!  

In other professional pursuits, I've spent a number of years in global financial services, tech and eCommerce - centered on project management, operations, and customer service - all of which are super important in my jewelry practice!  Although my path is likely very different from others, I am lucky to bring my business experience to meet my creative passions in the jewelry studio. 

Traveling the globe, appreciating an experience, and an on-going hunger to learn and connect are all key ingredients to my inspirations and my outlook. I design and make jewelry for the client who has a clear point of view and enjoys mixing and pairing of different styles across special pieces already in their collection.  

Mixing metals, pairing high / low, rustic or chic, diamonds, fancy stones, or unique minerals . . . diversity is truly where it's at, and I work hard to create pieces that allow my design aesthetic + my customers' distinct style to shine.  

I look forward to working with you!

~ Barb | Peterson MADE, LLC