about


From the owner, llyn strong:

When I founded llyn strong fine jewelry in Greenville SC, I sought life-long customers in search of well-designed, high-quality, wearable jewelry with a distinctive artistic style. This same passion drives me today. Whether it’s to celebrate a joyous occasion, honor the memory of a loved one or add to your collection, I create timeless, inspired pieces that distinctly carry the llyn strong signature.

It is an honor to help a customer select a piece that may one day become a treasured family heirloom or the perfect gift. To provide customers with a fresh, eclectic selection, we feature my own custom-made pieces along with uniquely designed jewelry and museum-caliber glassware from more than 30 skilled artisans.

I invite you to my gallery in downtown Greenville to find a piece that inspires you.

llyn’s artist statement:

“I believe there’s a magic in the human ability to make something that didn’t exist before, and that the act of making deepens our humanity and our understanding of ourselves. The essence of contemporary craft is to pay homage to the materials, techniques and traditions of the past, while exploring new forms and functions.  Art, no matter what its medium, should do more than present a beautiful façade. It should speak to us, and inspire us, and compel us.” ~llyn


 

llyn strong

llyn strong

designer

An award-winning jewelry artist, llyn strong has been described as a “jewelry artist with an eye for life.” She made her first piece of jewelry in 1972, which spawned her 30-year career as a renowned fine jeweler. She works with natural-colored gemstones, precious metals and inspirations around her to create unique, timeless pieces with a distinct artistic touch. A jewelry artist, mother, daughter and business owner, llyn is passionate about her life’s calling and her works embrace material, techniques and traditions of the ancient and recent past while exploring forms and uses relevant to the present and future.

 

tanya stiegler

tanya stiegler

goldsmith

Tanya grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA and earned a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in sculpture at the Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Through an internship with a jewelry designer, Tanya found her calling as a goldsmith. Inspired by a love of the outdoors and its treasures, Tanya works diligently to translate this inspiration into her work at llyn strong fine jewelry, where she produces llyn’s designs.

 

sydney strong

sydney strong

sales

Sydney was born in Greenville, SC and eventually 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.  After graduating, Sydney went on to coach soccer to kids aging from 10 to 18 and was the Assistant Coach for the College of Charleston Women’s Soccer team.  Sydney lived in Charleston for 10 years before moving back to Greenville to work for her mom, llyn. She plans on learning all the different aspects of the jewelry business from sales to learning how to make and one day design.

 

brandy cripps

brandy cripps

CAD Tech

Born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, Brandy translates all of llyn’s design sketches in to viable 3D models for production.  With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Savannah College of Art and Design with a minor in Metals and Jewelry, Brandy also is interested in Woodworking, and learning how anything else is made, and possibly applying that to jewelry or fashion.  Currently living in Brooklyn, New York, Brandy loves to travel and observe people, their styles, and how they express themselves in what they wear.

 

kate worthen

kate worthen

assistant goldsmith

Kate Worthen was born in Greenville, SC and graduated from the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities in 2009 with a concentration in metal work. She now attends Furman University for Studio Arts with a focus on ceramic sculpture.

 

kate furman

kate furman

kate-furmanKate was born and raised in Greenville, SC. She received her BFA in Jewelry + Metalsmithing from the University of Georgia. She then received her MFA, also in Jewelry + Metalsmithing, from Rhode Island School of Design. Between schools, she worked as a raft guide and art instructor in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and after, she experienced New York City as a jeweler designer’s assistant. Life led her back to Greenville where she enjoys learning business from llyn and designing her own jewelry. Come visit Kate in the front of the gallery where she would love to help you find your newest treasure!

 

purchasing policies

purchasing policies

llyn strong offers a stunning selection of fine jewelry and decorative art glass in her downtown Greenville SC studio. Each piece is handmade and unique in shape, color and size. Our mission is to provide a positive shopping experience, building life-long relationships with our customers. After 20 years in business, we have learned that making personal contact with our customers is the best way to do business. To that end, we have a large selection of fine jewelry and decorative art glass available in the studio and welcome custom orders.

To learn more about our selection and process, we invite you to call (864.233.5900) and speak with a member of our staff, who will gladly answer questions, help with your selection and inquire with our artists about custom orders.

We also offer the following for your convenience:

Payment Options: 
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Personal checks are accepted on in-store jewelry and art glass purchases only and with appropriate identification.

Gifts and Gift Certificates: 
We offer gift certificates available in any denomination. Gift cards can be purchased in store, by phone 864.233.5900 or by email. There is an additional charge to mail or express mail a gift certificate.

Custom Orders:
At llyn strong fine jewelry, we specialize in creating truly unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. There is nothing more exclusive and timeless than custom-made jewelry, bringing your imagination to life through precious metals and gemstones. We are delighted to consult with you on your custom order. Please inquire by phone 864.233.5900 or e-mail.

Return Policies:

  • In-store purchases may be exchanged or returned for gallery credit within 10 days. We do not offer refunds on any purchases.
  • Items purchased by phone, email or online may be returned for exchange or gallery credit within 14 days. Exchange or credit amount will not include shipping charges. Customer is responsible for all shipping charges, including return shipping and insurance.
  • All returned items must be in original, undamaged condition and accompanied by the original receipt. Gifts must be returned in original gift box.
  • There is a one-year expiration date on gallery credit and may be used toward future purchases made in-store, by phone, by email or online.
  • Any purchases marked Final Sale, including layaways, custom and special orders, cannot be exchanged or returned for gallery credit.
    Shipping and Insured Shipping:
  • Shipping prices apply to locations in the continental U.S. only. For shipments outside the continental U.S., please contact us for a quote by phone (864.233.5900) or email (info@llynstrong.com.)
  • We charge for packing and shipping based on size, fragility and type of shipping requested. Most items are shipped by UPS with options for overnight, second-day, three-day, ground and standard ground.
  • We do pack and ship larger items. Please inquire for a specific estimate.

Charitable Contributions:

llyn has a proud history of generous charitable involvement in Greenville. In an effort to contribute to the largest number of organizations, and to enable us to make the most impact; a great deal of planning is necessary.

To that end, please send all requests for 2014 donations, along with any pertinent information concerning your organization to info@llynstrong.com no later than December 31st. All decisions will be made by February 1st, and we will notify everyone as soon as possible.

We appreciate your help with this matter.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

llyn is a proud member of AGTA (American Gem Trade Association), SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) and ACC (American Craft Council). GIA alumni are also on staff.