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

Sunday, September 7, 2014

These are earrings I made to look like slides. The top picture is Delica seed beads woven in a peyote stitch to mimic Astrocytes in the brain. The bottom picture mimics Jones light green stain on Kidney. These are both original patterns by designer Mequita Praet.

Monday, September 1, 2014

This is one of my favorite new pieces. It is a Tree Agate with bronze seed beads and green delicas surrounding it. It has a spiral rope necklace and bead fringe.

Three new rings. Top ones is 8x8 mm silver cube, silver bicones and silver seed beads. Middle one is rose gold 8x8 cube with rose gold bicones and seed beads. The bottom one is Metallic Blue 3mm bicones with gold seed beads in a square pillow design.

                     Just a few of the latest pieces I have done.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year

This year is off to a great start. I have set a couple of goals for my self this year. The first one is to learn to take better photos of my jewelry. The second is to do more bead embroidery designs with histology as the inspirations. So, on the road to better photography, I have 30 day challenge ahead. Each day I will be trying something new with my photography. I will be starting and ending with a self-portrait. Here are my first pictures. In the top picture I am wearing my necklace made with black onyx rounds and Swarovski 4mm jet bicones in a flat Russian spiral.  In the bottom picture I am wearing a necklace made with purple 4x4 cubes and pink Swarovski 4mm bicones in a double spiral pattern.

I have plans for more bead embroidery for the coming year. I will keep you posted.