Polymer doodling system

The symmetry of Barb Fajardo’s domed and textured beads brings calm and order to the day. The fourteen bead sets shown here measure an inch in diameter and represent two days’ work.

Her texture doodling system, flora beads and textured tessellations (not to mention several national awards) qualify Barb as one of the queens of texture on polymer. Her doodled textures are inspired by her southwest surroundings as well as ancient Henna and Mendhi tattoo art. They come alive with the addition of color.

The volume of work on Barb’s Flickr, Facebook and web sites illustrates how practice makes perfect.

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  • reply Ania Brandon ,

    Barb’s stellar and innovative work has inspired me for years and she’s one of my very favorite PC artists. I especially love her appliqued and antiqued southwestern faux adobe and turquoise pieces from 2006-7.

    • reply JeannieK ,

      She is one of my fav’s. She has talent and vision.

      • reply Iris Mishly ,

        Barb’s work is breathtaking! thank you Cynthia :)
        Iris.

        • reply Barb Fajardo ,

          Thanks so much for the mention Cynthia…whenever I have the honor of seeing my work featured here, my heart does a happy tiny skip :o)

          • reply doreen kassel ,

            I love the way Barb’s work is elegant & indigenous at once.
            Such beautiful subtle colors & textures too.

            • reply Dede Leupold ,

              Love the colors, love the patterns and textures, love the shape! Beautiful!

              • reply Beverlyjane ,

                I love #4 on page 32. I couldn’t leave a comment for some reason but ALL of your art is incredible. Makes me feel like I should just quit, but then, I do love that squishy feeling and seeing new colors and shapes come to the fore. You inspire!!!!

                • reply Kathy ,

                  The detail is beautiful!

                  • reply 100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “93″ « KayLand ,

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