Staci Smith is a Pennsylvania mixed media artist who sometimes throws polymer into the mix. Her tray of hearts ready for the oven looked so full of possibility that it pulled me right into the studio to make a few valentines of my own. Her rough and random wires add playful touches.

Staci’s new to PCDaily and you’ll enjoy her metal clay and sea glass work as you search for her polymer pieces. Look here and here.

Identifying birds

Seems that the birds I attributed to Leslie Blackford on Wednesday were made by her students. All the more reason to take a class with Leslie! The bird featured in the post was made by Barb Kunkle.

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  • reply Staci L. Smith ,

    Wow! Thanks so much for the feature. I am really enjoying the freedom of polymer clay, and love the part where I get to paint! I am so happy that you like them.

    • reply Kayleigh ,

      Oooh those are bootiful! Maybe I’ll make some hearts over the weekend to relax a bit 🙂

      • reply suzanne ,

        these look fun! maybe i’ll have to get some hearts done as well!

        • reply Cindy ,

          Beautiful work, Staci! I especially like the one with the wire loops that look like wings – all so pretty!

          • reply Neena ,

            I had a peek at Staci’s stuff – beautiful

            • reply Lynda Moseley ,

              I was partnered with the very talented Staci for one of Lori Anderson’s recent Bead Soup Swaps, but I had no idea she had ventured into polymer clay! I love your hearts, Staci! Congratulations on the PCD feature.

              • reply Staci L. Smith ,

                Lynda- I only began to play with polymer a bit AFTER our swap. You showed me how beautiful it can be. I really love making whimsical focals and getting to paint it. I am just so flattered everyone likes it so much.

              • reply sandra ,

                The wired hearts are beautiful

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