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

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!