Linda Toukan - Silversmith
Linda Toukan’s jewelry reflects her love of metal and stone. An artistic mix of Silver, Gold, Bronze, Brass and gemstones compose her work. Her pieces often express a relationship to others or earth. An elegant, organic look prevails. Metals such as bronze and silver are often combined for contrast and beauty.
Many influences contribute to her perspective and designs. Her mother, a sculptor, is still creating in her eighties. From her, she learned to be fluid and changeable in design and life. Her father collected early American metal artifacts instilling a deep appreciation of hand forged metal. Her grandfather spent much of his life collecting fossils and gemstones in the Western states. His love for the earth led her to major in Geology.