Talented Jeweler Who Was Born Without Fingers Creates Incredibly Detailed Pieces of Jewelry

Talented British jeweler Annette Gabbedy was born without fingers, but that hasn’t stopped her from creating incredibly detailed and stunning pieces of jewelry worth many thousands of pounds. In this video interview with SWNS TV, Annette explains that she really doesn’t consider fingers necessary for what she does.

Annette Gabbedey, 48, spends months creating delicate rings and bracelets, glittering with precious diamonds and opals in her workshop. But the expert goldsmith does not have any special tools to help her work without digits – she simply adapts conventional crafting devices to create dazzling ornaments. Determined Annette – who insists she is not disabled – even says she could not imagine doing her job with fingers because they “must get in the way”.

Annette’s storefront in Frome, UK is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Wednesday-Saturday; Mondays and Tuesdays are reserved for appointments.

Annette Gabbedy

Ocean Opal Ring

Opal and Diamond Bangle

Opal Pendant

Opal Diamond Gold Ring

Tanzanite Treasure Earrings

video by SWNS TV

images via Annette Gabbedy

via SWNS TV, Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.