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

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

For Him or Her

I have been busy filling orders from the NSH meeting in Providence. However, I did find time to be inspired.
One of my histology friends wanted me to make some cuff links. Here is my first attempt and of course, since he is a histologist, I had to use amethyst stones.
   Also, had a great time at bead group today. Our group of beaders are so awesome. They challenge me, inspire me and support me in my endeavor to be better. .

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Grandmama has been hard at work!

My granddaughter wanted PJ's made out of this neon zebra print fabric. I had a great time making them for her. I also make a hat to go with them but she didn't want to model it. She is such a doll. I am so very blessed to have her in my life. Time to get back to beading now that this project is behind me.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Just a little diversion!

I made two of these table covers for my daughter-in-law to use when she has parties. The first party will be my granddaughters 7th birthday at the end of April. I didn't have any kind of pattern so I had to design it as I went. Five rows of ruffles around a 6 foot table was quite a lot of fabric to deal with. They turned out pretty good. However, I am ready to get back to beading, though.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spiral Fun

Spirals everywhere! This spiral rope uses purple 4 x 4 cubes, size 6 lavender core beads and size 11 teal accent seed beads to demonstrate the colors in the GMS Fungi Stasin for Candida Albicans, Candida Albicans is a fungal infection caused by yeast.  The colors are so pretty together.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I love love the spiral rope!

                                                  This my my HP Blue for Helicobacter.

I just love love the spiral rope. This one is made using blue 4 X 4 cubes and size 11 green seed beads with size 6 white core seed beads. It demonstrates the colors from the HP Blue stains very well.  Helicobacter is bacterium that is the major cause of peptic ulcers.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


16gauge Sterling silver pendant with 8mm light sapphire Swarovski crystals.
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Full Heart

Another aluminum heart for Valentine's Day
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From my heart to yours!

Aluminum heart with red czech glass beads wire wrapped with non-tarnish artistic wire with a seed bead necklace/peyote toggle emblished with Swarovski crystal AB elements.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Heritage Village Market Day Art Show 1-12-13

Yesterday was a great day to be outside at the Art Show. Talked to a lot of people and made new friends. My latest creations were a hit. I was told next weekend at the Manatee Festival there will be quite a  lot of vendors and upwards of 7000 people visiting the booths. Sounds exciting doesn't it. I can hardly wait, it will be my first time at the festival either as a vendor or attending. I am anxious to see all of the art and crafts.  My sister and I will be there Saturday and Sunday, our table will be in the same spot. Sure hope it is as warm as it was the past weekend. Please come by and see us if you are in town.
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Inspiration in the New Year

Taking a break from beading for the holidays sure did get my creative juices flowing. I spent last Saturday, after two weeks of no beading at the beads store or the library, in my studio just puttering around with wire and beads. Inspiration hit and I had a blast. The inspiration stayed with me all week and I have been very productive. I have quite a few new pieces for the Arts and Craft Show at Heritage Village in CR tomorrow. Take a look at my photo stream!

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Jan. 2013 inspiration!