I did a Trichrome Stain today and I have to agree with my friend Janet from Vancouver, it is one of the most beautiful stains that we do. Janet has been a Histotechnologist almost as long as I have. She is also a crafter, doing cross stitch, sewing, and cooking. I haven't inspired her to start making jewelry, yet. However, she does like my jewelry. So, this Trichrome Necklace is dedicated to her in honor of our many years of friendship and her years of dedicated service to the National Society of Histotechnology. Janet has served on the NSH Board of Directors as a Region Director, Vice President, and Speaker of the House as well as serving on many committees.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Well, I made it home from vacation. It was a great time with family and friends. I did get some beading done, although not as much as I would have liked. I worked on a bracelet to depict the Iron Stain in the car on the way home. Didn't get it finished. I'll have to do that this weekend. Hope you all have been getting some great craft time in yourselves.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Hi All, I am on vacation with my husband's family at Pawley's Island, SC. We have been coming here for 25 years. It is a wonderful time of fellowship. I have managed to do some beading. I made two PAS bracelets on the way up here. It sure did make the time in the car pass very quickly. I was surprised I could bead and not get car sick. I had the project all planned and in a flat closed box which was easy to carry. It kept my beads contained very well. I purchased the project box at Office Depot. Yesterday, I started a Gram Stain bracelet and almost finished it. I will complete it today. I also, made a necklace for a child using the Bile Stain colors which are primarily green, pink and light brown. I made a spiral center and am finishing it off with just a seed bead chain. I am going to make several loop on the end so it can be extended as the child grows. I'll post a picture later. Stay well and chill out like me your on vacation, too.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
This bracelet design came together for me by studying the combination of these colors. They are amazing together and the cuff design makes it so special.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
There are many uses for the PAS stain. One of the most common is the demonstration of fungus as well as the demonstration of mucosubstances secreted by epithelia of various organs, such as the disgestive tract, lungs, and cervix. Glycogen, normally found in many cells, skin, liver, muscle is also demonstrated by the PAS stain. It is important to show an increase in the amount of glycogen present in certain pathologic conditions. Certain types of cancer show an increase in glycogen. There are various methods for the PAS. Most show pink to red basement membrance, fungi, glycogen and mucin. A light green or purple (hematoxylin) counterstain can be used.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The AFB necklace is my interpretation of the Ziehl-Neelsen acid fast stain for bacteria. In this special stain the presence of acid-fast bacteria such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae (leprosy) which are pathogenic for man are demonstrated.