Welcome to the home page of Peter McBride.
Last updated on: December 28, 2012
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I have been hand making jewellery in Melbourne, Australia for 35 years, and I am also an enthusiastic collector and user of antique and old woodworking tools.
Learning the traditional hand making techniques many years ago, and working in gold, platinum and silver means I am able to make all types of jewellery, including rings, bangles, bracelets, pendants and earrings. Many examples of my work can be viewed by clicking on the JEWELLERY buttons on the index (left top).
Fine quality diamonds and coloured gemstones such as sapphires, rubies, emeralds and pearls with rich, vibrant colours are used to enhance my designs.
This is my maker's mark and it can be found on all items I make.
PO Box 135 Red Hill South,
Victoria 3928, AUSTRALIA.
The image above is my work bench, where I am using one of the traditional goldsmith's tools, a mouth-blown torch, to solder a gold ring. It is an ancient tool, used in nearly the same configuration for thousands of years.
The image to the left is my studio, a bright and airy space where I enjoy watching and listening to the abundant bird life.
Occasionally I will do some silversmithing, making objects for use or decoration in silver with other mediums like Australian timbers.
"I enjoy designing individual jewellery with each client. Taking their ideas, contemporary or traditional, and incorporating them into a very personal piece of jewellery"
Copyright © Peter McBride 2010