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  • Corey Hubbell… our Local Glass Artist

    For those of you who came to our reception on Sunday, you may have met Corey Hubbell. Corey recently moved to Greenville and is currently searching for a place to set up shop! For our event, he flew back to Washington to make new work and had it shipped to us.  Due to the snow, [...] Continue Reading
  • llyn’s International Design Award!

    Cloud Ring llyn was excited to receive her award for the above ring this past week!  “Cloud Ring” won a Commendation Award in the International competition of the “Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc.” This is a huge honor for llyn, our gallery and our town!

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  • Hello from Tucson!!!

    Hi everyone! We are currently in Tucson, Arizona for the world's largest gem and mineral show.  By that, I mean that there are around 40 shows taking place at the same time.  Each show has between maybe 30 and hundreds of vendors/ booths.  I have seen crazy fossils, including coral, palm wood, bugs, fish, shrimp, [...] Continue Reading
  • Ric Standridge… our Featured Painter!

    Ric Standridge Ric is a long-time friend of llyn's. He is a local painter that I am sure many of you know!  We are proud and excited to have Ric's paintings here at llyn strong fine jewelry for our Sunday, February 16 Local Artist Reception from 4-6pm. This is what Ric says about his art: "That [...] Continue Reading
  • For our Local Artist Reception, here is "Kate Furman"

     Kate Furman Kate is another local artist who we are featuring in our Sunday, February 16 Local Artist Reception.  Remember, this event is drop-in, from 4-6pm and includes champagne and appetizers.  Stop by and meet the jewelers, metalsmiths, glass artists and painters that llyn strong fine art jewelry represents! Kate was born and raised here in [...] Continue Reading
  • Ryan Calloway, our Local Metalsmith

    To get us back on track to our Local Artist Exhibition, I want to introduce you to Greenville’s own metalsmith, Ryan Calloway.  You can view his work and class schedule at the link here: Home Not only does Ryan make incredible custom work for your home and teach metalsmithing classes, but he is making llyn strong fine art […]

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  • Have you heard of the American Craft Council?

    llyn is a member of the American Craft Council, which publishes “American Craft” magazine.  Here is their website as well: http://craftcouncil.org/ This is a great resource for those of us interested in today’s handmade jewelry, ceramics, glass and more.  The website lets you know of upcoming exhibitions, craft fairs and featured artists. llyn also began […]

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  • llyn in the City!

    Over this past weekend, llyn traveled to New York City to view the current JAR exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  It is called, “Jewels by JAR.” JAR is llyn’s favorite jewelry designer.  She owns several of his catalogs.  She also highly recommends you checking out this exhibit if you head to the City […]

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  • Oprah’s favorite things.. for sale at llyn strong!

    http://www.oprah.com/gift/Oprahs-Favorite-Things-Serving-Utensils?editors_pick_id=46528 Did you happen to see Oprah's Favorite Things 2013? If so, you saw these cool serving utensils made by Ben Caldwell. llyn has carried these for years, so please stop by and see them in person! They make the perfect gift for yourself, for weddings, for events and more! These handmade antler utensils are [...] Continue Reading
  • Little Sam shadows llyn!

    For seven year old Sam's school professional day, he chose to visit llyn strong fine jewelry! He was so excited about coming, that he called his grandmother early to tell her the news.  He even made his own bracelet ahead of time, so he could be wearing his design while he shadowed. Sam was full [...] Continue Reading
  • Out on the Town Tonight!

    Hey everyone, Today I decided to tell you a little about one of llyn’s favorite places around town… the Peace Center. llyn frequents the shows at the Peace Center, and tonight, she is heading to see Anything Goes! http://www.peacecenter.org/shows/ Check their calendar to view all of the upcoming shows, and you will probably run into llyn […]

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  • llyn won a Commendation Award!

    llyn recently entered an International Pearl Design Competition through the Cultured Pearl Association of America.  She won a Commendation Award! The competition had entries from 15 countries, so llyn is very excited to have gotten this honor. Click here for the complete list of winners… http://www.cpaa.org/ipdc2013.asp The CPAA is a non-profit founded in 1957.  It […]

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  • llyn, a member of SNAG

    The Society of North American Goldsmiths is an organization for artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths. http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/ SNAG also puts on Metalsmith Magazine, which is one of the premier publications on art jewelry.  (I highly suggest subscribing to it if you have interest in the arts!) This magazine does not just show traditional jewelry, it shows […]

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  • Kate learns Intermediate Matrix

    Kate Worthen (Lil' Kate), llyn's assistant goldsmith, traveled to Illinois last week to complete her Intermediate Matrix training in order to create 3D computer renderings, which llyn casts into metal designs! Last Spring, Kate began her Matrix training in order to help llyn create her designs.  Now, she is capable of helping make more advanced renders and [...] Continue Reading
  • llyn as part of the Metropolitan Arts Council!!

    llyn’s Metropolitan Arts Council profiles have arrived! http://www.greenvillearts.com/art-scene/arts-directory/?ci=&page=&q=llyn&x=0&y=0    

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  • a Happy Customer!

    We received a sweet note in the mail about a custom piece and wanted to share a few words from it!  We really appreciate the great feedback and the thought that went into writing it! In regards to a custom ring llyn made, Brittany Monroe says, “you turned a dream into a beautiful piece of […]

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  • World Record White Diamond Sold!

    Hi everyone! Here is an interesting little CNN segment for you… At $30.6 million, an egg-sized white diamond sold in Hong Kong by Sotheby’s for a record sell! This diamond is the size of an egg and is the largest white diamond ever sold at auction. Previously, the record was held by a pear-shaped white […]

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  • Modullyn System

    Thank you to everyone who came to the Gemstone Roundtable last night and the night before!  We had a blast and hope you did too!  I am very excited to see the beautiful jewelry created with the amazing stones bought. Today, I want to post a WWD article on how modular jewelry has gotten popular. Just [...] Continue Reading
  • Amazing Stones in Tucson

    Working in Tucson is like being in a very expensive candy store. Here are some images of some of the “candy” in the tower case at James Alger’s booth (#317) at the AGTA Show and of Pat Alger showing exquisite sapphires. http://www.agta.org/tradeshows/gemfair-tucson.html Continue Reading
  • Art Palm Beach

    Sydney and I are at Art Palm Beach in West Palm Beach Florida! It is beautiful, 78 degrees and sunny with amazing works of art, jewelry and sculpture by hundreds of artists being represented by over 50 national and international galleries. My work is being represented by Oliver & Espig Gallery out of Santa Barbara, […]

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