My sister Kristi currently has a show running at the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA. Here's a very nice review. I'm always amazed at the quality of both her artistic vision and the incredible skill with which she brings that vision into the world so the rest of us can enjoy it.
Here's an example of her work, entitled "Dappled Magnolia." Magnolia pods, gemstones, silver, copper. 7 in. diameter.