07 May 2008

Plant cell brooch

I've been browsing Etsy a lot lately, and it inspired me to craft a few projects myself. My first project was making a cross stitch brooch of a stylized plant cell (of my own design). Here are the labeled parts and organelles, with links to descriptions from Cells Alive:

A. Vacuole
B. Chloroplast
C. Nucleus
D. Endoplasmic reticulum
E. Mitochondria
F. Lysosome and Peroxisome
G. Golgi apparatus
H. Cell wall (tan) and plasma membrane (green)


Jessica M. Budke said...

That brooch is super cute! Cross-stitching is tons of fun, but I haven't done any in years now. Do you have a pattern for that little guy? Also the cell is a bit of an odd shape; I am going to guess that it is a spongy mesophyll cell. :)

Amy said...

Thanks Jessica. Sure, spongy mesophyll, I basically free hand drew the outline and it looks sort of like the plant cell diagram in Campbell.