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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bile Stain Bracelet

This is my Bile Stain Bracelet. In it I have made a herringbone pattern on both ends in green 4 x4 cubes with 11* Seed Beads. In the center of the bracelet I put rows of alternating, pink crystals, pink 8* Seed Beads in a ladder stitch,and light brown crystals. I made a seed bead toggle clasp.

The Bile Stain demonstrates bile pigments in tissue. Biliary obstruction may cause excessive amounts of bile pigments in the liver. When red cells ( a component of blood ) degrade it results in a normal production of Bilirubin. In the stain, the tissue colors range from olive green to emerald green depending on the concentration of bile pigment present. Muscle and cell cytoplasm stains yellow and collagen stains pink. So, the colors in my Bile Stain Bracelet demonstrate how bile would show up in the tissue.

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