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  • 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’s 3rd "Unbreakable Heart" for 2014!

    llyn’s series of 2014 “Unbreakable Hearts” continues!  Here is the third… This one may be my favorite! llyn named it, “Huneybun.”  It is made with 18k rose gold, pearl and .48ct Cognac diamonds.  It costs $1800.00. Anyone looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.. this may be it!

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  • Another featured Local Artist… Danielle Miller!

    Danielle Miller We are still gearing up for our reception, "Strong Artists!"  Remember, this event is being held on Sunday, February 16 4-6pm.  The purpose of this event is to help you get to know the local artists we currently represent at llyn strong fine jewelry.  We feel that part of what makes hand-made jewelry [...] Continue Reading
  • Featuring Tanya Stiegler, one of our Local Artists!

    Tanya Stiegler To begin gearing up for our local artist event, "Strong Artists," I am going to begin telling you about a different artist every few days. Today, I want to show you some of the jewelry by Tanya Stiegler.  Tanya happens to also be our goldsmith.  Her craftsmanship and technical skills are amazing.  (I [...] Continue Reading
  • history of llyn’s Unbreakable Hearts!

    history of llyn’s “unbreakable hearts” llyn began making “unbreakable hearts” about 12 years ago.  They began because she believed that everyone deserved to have a heart that was unbreakable.  That is why she choose to always include an unbreakable rusted iron found object in each. Each year around Valentine’s Day, llyn makes an average of 6 […]

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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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  • Sparkles of Joy & a Sense of Magic at llyn strong’s!

    llyn strong fine jewelry is the place to find the gift of sparkle and wonder for this Christmas! We have diamond strands, chalcedony cuffs, sapphire rings, tanzanite strands, fossilized sand dollars and so much more to show you! You only have 6 DAYS LEFT of Christmas shopping this year at llyn strong fine jewelry! So [...] Continue Reading
  • Christmas Shopping made Easy & Painless

    To the men of the wives who frequent our shop and the men of the wives who would like to visit our shop, We just wanted to remind you that we are here to make your Christmas shopping as easy and painless as possible. If you don’t have time to get here, we can bring […]

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  • History of a Holiday Gemstone!

    Tanzanite was recently named a December birthstone due to its popularity. It was only discovered in 1967. At that time, Saks Fifth Avenue in New York did not want to sell it.  They believed it would not be popular. Tiffany & Co. then branded this gem as Tanzanite and got it on the market. This is a […]

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  • Stocking Stuffers!

    Are you looking for stocking stuffers this Christmas? Now is the time to start shopping! At llyn strong fine jewelry, we have many, many ideas on what you can fill your loved ones' stockings with. We have hand blown glass ring stands in all sorts of colors, hand blown business card holders, also unique and [...] Continue Reading
  • Jewelry as Art

    Hello everyone, Today, I am going to keep it short and sweet. One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art. - Oscar Wilde I believe this quote really sums up the jewelry by llyn strong.  She makes jewelry that is more unique than most.  It is jewelry that expresses [...] 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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  • 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
  • SOFA Chicago Highlights

    llyn has today and tomorrow left at SOFA! This is SOFA's 20th annual show and has 70 international vendors participating. Here is a link to this year's highlights so far... http://www.sofaexpo.com/chicago/content/2013/sofa-chicago-2013-highlights Continue Reading
  • Gemstone Roundtable Summary

    We received beautiful pictures of our Gemstone Roundtable from our friends, Crystal and Keith, at red apple tree photography! I wanted to share a few with you to give you a visual on how our Gemstone Roundtables work.  We will be having another one in the Spring of 2014, so plan ahead if this seems interesting to you! [...] Continue Reading
  • Tanzanite

    Today is our second and last day of the Fall 2013 Gemstone Roundtable! Our stone dealer has some gorgeous Tanzanite sitting in our gallery, ready to go to new homes! So, I am going to tell you a little more about it. Tanzanite is a Zoisite Species.  The mineral Zoisite was first found in Austria [...] Continue Reading