When I was studying for my Diploma of Studio Stitch (Textiles) - textile art - we had a fantastic teacher who was obsesssed with pears. They are rather attractive, I suppose! One assignment we were given was to choose from a small list of things (I forget the rest, but pears was definitely one of them!) and do three small items, each one using a different technique. I started this as one of them but realised that it was so time-consuming that it was better to use it for my end-of-semester piece, a folder cover, and did three other pears instead. (They will be appearing during Blogtoberfest!)
This was probably only my second major piece of bead embroidery and I am very pleased with it. It mostly uses czech seed beads with some other beads from my stash, and some small buttons, sewn straight onto cream felt. I still feel rather proud of this piece!