WE LOVE FOOD. by Marion Luttenberger You could mix some flour and water. Then each decorative noodle art can get coated with the flour and water and then layed. Put in a shadow fame and you made a piece of art! A one of a kind, and low cost gift. It could be placed in the kitchen!
http://www.uncommongoods.com/artist?artistId=369 (link for jewelery) Margaret's work is made by hand from over 40 different varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables that are cured, dried, pressed and aged in a 10-14 day process. The translucent parchments that result capture and preserve the jewel-like colors and intricate structures that are characteristic of each fruit or vegetable.