Welcome to my blog. I am a Histotechnologist and a Jewelry designer/maker. This blog is my way to tell you about my life and my art. I love art and science. Finally, my jewelry is bringing them together. I am inspired daily by the art and science I see under the microscope. Come with me on this fascinating journey as we explore the blending of art and science. Thank you for coming. Please come back. contact me:mdpraetATgmail.com
Friday, August 14, 2015
A couple of examples of Cubic Right Angle weave made with 4 x 4 cubes, seed beads and bugles.
These are earrings I made to look like slides. The top picture is Delica seed beads woven in a peyote stitch to mimic Astrocytes in the brain. The bottom picture mimics Jones light green stain on Kidney. These are both original patterns by designer Mequita Praet.
Three new rings. Top ones is 8x8 mm silver cube, silver bicones and silver seed beads. Middle one is rose gold 8x8 cube with rose gold bicones and seed beads. The bottom one is Metallic Blue 3mm bicones with gold seed beads in a square pillow design.
Lime green 4 x 4 cubes with yellow & pink Seed Beads accented with pink crystals.
Genta Triple Stain
This bracelet depicts the genta Triple Stain using dark brown 4X4 cubes to demonstrate the heliocobacter pylori and nuclei. The Violet crystals depict the secondary stain which produces blue stain goblet cells.
22" Spiral rope necklace made with cranberry red twisted bugle beads to depict the stain's red muscle fibers and royal blue core beads to depict the blue of the collagen and mucin
Spiral necklace uses matte metallic 4 x 4 cube beads to depicts the fungi & Donovan bodies dark brown to black with yellow to brown bronze seed beads for the background
Spiral rope using 4mm Fuchsin AB crystals to depict corkscrew bacteria and light blue Seed Beads as the background with silver accents
Alcian Blue Bracelet
6mm turquoise rounds with 4mm rose bicones, silver seed beads with self made toggle
1" Wide cube and loop bracelet
Black Onyx 6mm rounds depicting round bacteria and the dark green Seed Beads and drops depicting the background
Bracelet depicting the CellMate Stain for Bone Marrow
1" Wide cube and loop bracelet using purple lined 4 x4 cubes hot pink & very pale purple seed beads with very deep purple 8 seed beads
Jones Kidney Stain bracelet
Using Emerald Round Beads with black seed beads and black drops with a self made toggle
Spiral uses 4x4 cubes in brown metallic finish with brown seed beads and bronze core beads to depict the stain
Jewelry designer inspired by the microscopic beauty I see everyday in my histology lab. I love jewelry and science the way they are coming together in my art. I hope to inspire my grandchildren to follow their passion in life.