New Mexico’s Barb Fajardo rolled out a new series of Controlled Chaos pendants that combine a smorgasbord of techniques. She shows off a mix of work in her recent posts on Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest and Instagram.


Her inundation of new pieces feels like the grand finale at the fireworks. It’s exciting and leaves us wondering, “Is there more?”

The southwest colors and simple shapes play a big part in the success of the pieces. Studio chaos is sometimes a good thing.

  • reply Barb ,

    Oh my goodness! What a wonderful Tuesday it is!! Thanks so much for the feature Cynthia. “Controlled Chaos” is my medicine these days. The technique is totally random and surprising. xo’s to all from the high desert of NM.

    • reply LaLa` ,

      I just love Barb’s work! These colors are so scrumptious! BRAVO Barb!

      • reply Barb ,

        Thanks LaLa… you’re sweet ??

      • reply Barb ,

        Oops, those were supposed to be kisses emojis not “??” ! 🙂

        • reply Aims ,

          I have to admit that I went searching on Florence’s blog and FB page in the hopes of finding her geometric creation in a different colour. The gray unfortunately doesn’t do it for me and I wondered if the colour itself was the distraction from a great design. White – black – red – mokume gane – I wondered if any of these would make this very different piece a winner for me. I can certainly appreciate the amount of effort required to make this however that colour doesn’t do it justice. Drats!

          Barb’s work on the other hand is something I’m drawn to. Those colours are what do it for me.

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