Linda Sorcie Smith*
Linda “Sorcie” Smith has been working with beads and collecting new and old jewelry since her teenage years. It’s only since September of 1998, however, that she turned her hand to more serious jewelry making in the form of precious metal jewelry design. Her jewelry is created using semi-precious gemstones and woven, wrapped and sculpted fine metal wire.
Linda is mostly self-taught , finding inspiration from online professionals. Linda has written jewelry tutorials for Step By Step Wire Jewelry, as well as for online websites. In 2003, she took first place in the Creative Wire Jewelry Winter Blues Swap, an international art jewelry challenge, with her original piece Blue Wails.
Linda has a varied creative background that includes theatrical roles in high school, college and community theater, as well as co-direction and stage management. Her poetic, creative and journalistic writings have been published in the Beaver County Times, Valley Tribune and college literary magazine. While attending her alma mater, Penn State, she was a page editor and feature columnist for the Penn State Beaver Herald.