about llyn strong
thirty-five years in the making
of artistry and light
As much as we love Greenville, our cool little city has quite a history. In 1786, Greenville County was established by Richard Pearis (which sparked the name for Paris Mountain) and as for Greenville’s name, well, naturally you could certainly understand it is based on the stunning natural surroundings that flourished along the mountains and the summer fields, but instead, it was named after Nathaniel Greene, a Southern commander. The county changed in the 1850s when Greenville emerged as a center of higher education with Furman University making its debut downtown in 1852. This became the stepping stone to a new beginning of the Greenville, South Carolina.
By 1976, llyn strong opened up her home studio and started to create a unique collection of fine art jewelry. With her 35 years of experience in jewelry design, she moved to created her own trademark of fine jewelry in the Southeast. llyn then established her first store in 1986 in Downtown Greenville where Halls Chophouse is located now. Soon she captured a lot of recognition with her jewelry design that sparked a sense of art in the heart of Downtown Greenville.
Greenville became the home for llyn strong through those years till llyn decided to move her studio to a better location in 1989 across from the Hyatt. Being on Greenville’s Main Street, llyn strong’s studio stood out the most with its stunning fine art jewelry. Her store and studio began to grow, and she knew it was time to search for a much larger location. 1992 is where llyn strong is currently established in Downtown Greenville where she and her team of artists create custom fine pieces of jewelry. Unlike most jewelry stores in the area, llyn strong creates personalized custom jewelry that became magnificent pieces of wearable art for her customers.
Distinctive. Unique. Expressive. Just like the ones who wear it.
llyn strong’s signature look meets ultimate versatility in modullyn™, where the flexibility
of mix-and-match meets the brilliance of fine materials and award-winning craftsmanship.
There is something magical about the act of creation: by making things, we both understand and express ourselves. My work embraces materials, techniques, and traditions of both the ancient and the recent past, but explores forms and uses relevant to the present and the future. The primary materials include, 18k white, yellow, and rose gold, sterling silver, high-quality colored gemstones, diamonds, and occasionally found objects. I usually find my initial inspiration in gemstones and design by sketching. Aside from some hand-fabricated work, I create most of my pieces using a CAD program and 3D wax printer and then proceed to cast and set stones. I always aspire to create art which enriches the appearance and reciprocal understanding.
The Angel Collection
Each angel pendant/brooch is the definition of wearable art, featuring exquisite materials,
one of a kind design, and detachable wings that can be worn as earrings.