By Gaylynn Stingham
1. Pear is painted luscious red with a glossy sealer. Swirls, a leaf, French ribbon and cord, all in gold, give this a holiday flavor. 2. This multicolored pear with silk leaves becomes a decorative accessory sitting on an embroidered square of fabric highlighted with gold and green metallic paint. Colored glass pebbles serve as feet for the fabric table. 3. Floral tissue over paint, glaze sealer. Leaf is edged in gold and attached to the stem with a coil of gold wire. Pale green embroidery thread makes a loop for hanging.