I’m going to be straight with you. When I first saw this story, I thought “Woman with no fingers who makes jewelry. Sounds like a Lifetime movie”.
Then I watched the YouTube video on Annette Gabbedy and realized her story isn’t really about her “disability”, it’s about just how open, adaptive, smart, clever, and talented she is as a person.
Gabbedy has been a fine jewelry designer and goldsmith for over 20 years. She creates beautiful bespoke jewelry and prefers opals and diamonds but also works in colored stones and silver. Her work has a flow to it that is both compelling and unique.
Take a few and check out more of her work after the break, along with a fantastic video interview.