llyn strong is a jewelry artist, wife, mother, business owner, and South Carolina native who embraces traditional approaches and new technologies to create truly unique, wearable art. An award-winning jeweler, llyn strong has been described as a “jewelry artist with an eye for life.” She made her first piece of jewelry in 1972, which kicked off a now 40-year career. She works in her own art jewelry gallery and studio in downtown Greenville, alongside her daughter, transforming colored gemstones and precious metals into memorable, timeless pieces of art jewelry.
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Sydney Strong was born in Greenville, SC and moved to Charleston, SC to attend and play soccer at the College of Charleston. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, with a concentration in Photography. Sydney lived in Charleston for 10 years, teaching soccer to children, before moving back to Greenville to work for her mom, llyn. She manages employees, sales, and bookkeeping. With a graduate gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America, Sydney is able to appraise, grade, and determine the quality of stones.
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Erin Stuart was born in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the Fine Art Center in 2010 with a concentration in Metals and then received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Winthrop University with a dual-concentration in sculpture and metals. After college, Erin’s interest evolved from purely sculptural work to jewelry, which she thinks of as wearable sculptures. Erin is our head goldsmith and also manages llyn’s social media presence.
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Kate Worthen was born in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in 2009 with a concentration in Metals and then from Furman University with a BA in visual arts with a concentration in sculpture. She a master CAD technician, practicing cutting edge 3d modeling and printing techniques to actualize llyn’s designs. Kate spends her spare time hanging out with her boyfriend, Nathan and cat, Obi-Wan.
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