Pure embodiment of a home-grown, local small business
By Clifford Hart
Photographed by dKol Photography
It’s hard to imagine a place that feels more different from the Hudson Valley than Scandinavia. In stark contrast to the soft, verdant terrain of our region, Scandinavia features rocky fjords and precipitous waterfalls; jagged promontories jutting out into roiling seas; and cold, sunless winters abounding in ice and snow.
But as unusual as it may sound, it is just such a place that holds the roots of a talented artist who now calls the Hudson Valley her home: jewelry designer Annette Ferdinandsen.
“I’ve always been attracted to nature in all its fascinating forms,” Annette said brightly when we met at her studio one afternoon. “I see amazing things everywhere I go.”
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