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

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Elastic Stain Necklace

This beautiful necklace depicts the Elastic Stain. The Elastic Stain demonstrates atrophy, arteriosclerotic changes and helps the pathologist to determine whether blood vessels have been invaded by a cancer. Black Iris 4 x 4 cubes are used to depict the black elastic fibers which Verhoeff's working solution stains and iris seed beads depict the pinks and red collagen that is counterstained byVan Gieson's.

1 comment:

  1. I am a histotech (almost!) also, who makes art and jewelry and I just have to say I love your necklaces! I will be sure to be back!