Floral Beaded Cross Stitch Kits are some of the most beautiful Cross Stitch Kits available on the market today. You can either purchase a kit that already includes beads, or you can choose your favorite floral cross stitch kit or pattern and add the beads.
In this article, I will feature some of the gorgeous floral beaded cross stitch kits that already include everything needed. I am also including a tutorial here to show you how to add beads to a cross stitch project or kit that does not already include the beads.
Adding beads to a Floral Cross Stitch picture turns an already stunning project into a spectacular work of art.
I’ll show you everything you need to know to create a beaded cross stitch project and where you can purchase the supplies needed to create your own gorgeous beaded cross stitch design.
This page will focus on floral designs for cross stitch crafts. Once you learn the basics, you can extend those skills into heirloom quality projects you can be proud to display or to give as gifts. I have included a step by step cross stitch video and beaded cross stitch tutorial resources to help you along the way.
Cross stitch is an easy craft with stunning results. You can find the basic cross stitch instructions here: How to Cross Stitch
Choosing Popular Floral Beaded Cross Stitch Kits
Choosing a design is step one in your beaded cross stitch project. Make a list of the things you like. If this is a gift then make a list of the recipient’s favorite things.
Consider what the finished project will be used for and where it will be displayed. Will it be framed, set on a table or hung on a wall? Will it be a home item (towels, pillows, etc) or will it be a personal item such as a purse, hair band, or handkerchief?
When you have narrowed down the subject and the use of the project, then you can move on to the supplies you will need to create it.
What design background do you need?
What threads and beads will you need?
A Beautiful Cross Stitch Angel ~ Perfect for Beading Detail
(This kit does NOT include beads.)
If you purchase a kit that does not include beads, you can still add beads to the design. For instance, on the kit below, you could add a clear seed bead to each flowers stamen tip or iridescent seed beads on the angel wing tips to accent this beautiful picture.
A precious little angel is picking passion flowers in this pastel colored, counted cross stitch design.
Kit contains cotton thread, 14 count ivory Aida, thread sorter, needle, and easy instructions.
Finished Size: 11-Inch by 11-Inch
Essential Supplies for Beading Cross Stitch Kits or Projects
You will need to add Beads and possible thread.
You will need a design, aida cloth, thread, needle and seed beads to make any beaded cross stitch project. These are the essential supplies needed to create a lovely, unique cross stitch picture.
You can use a variety of colored beads and threads or use the clear beads and clear thread (crystal clear — NOT WHITE).
You will need to match the bead size to fabric or stitch size. If the bead is too small, you won’t be able to see the beads. An over-sized bead will not be attractive on your finished picture and will look ill-matched. The proper match of fabric and bead would be a bead the same size as a single stitch. If you are using 14-count Aida cloth, the proper size would be a size 11 bead. (See the chart below for more sizes.)
When you are using clear beads and threads you will want the most vivid background designs you can find and they should be free of any markings. That way the only thing that shows through are the colors.
You can also use clear beads with colored threads. This will allow you to choose the colors to coordinate with your design. This is most recommended when the design is less vivid or has markings that need to be covered.
Lastly: You can use colored beads and colored threads to create a depth of colors.
If you are more advanced, you may find ways to incorporate these different techniques into a single project to create depth and get exactly the results you want to attain.
Jewelry Beading Thread 0.3mm Dia. Clear Nylon Fishing Line Spool 17 Lbs
Nylon Beading Thread White
Beading thread is not necessary if you are adding beads to your project as you are actually making it. Simply use the floss from the kit to add your beads.
However, you will need a beading thread if you are adding beads to a finished project.
White thread is not clear. Clear beading? Use Clear Thread.
11-count means there are 11 squares per inch.
14-count means there are 14 squares per inch.
16-count means there are 16 squares per inch.
18-count means there are 18 squares per inch.
Embellish Cross Stitch Pictures with Beads
Hummingbird Floral With Instructions
(This kit does NOT include beads.)
Great design for your beaded cross stitch for garden and floral
Embellishing a simple cross stitch picture with beads is really very easy.
Consider this cross stitch picture.
I would add black seed beads for the eyes and the flower stamen tops. Or perhaps, add rose bead to their throats. Either of these little embellishments would truly add an awesome accent!
Most Popular Floral Cross Stitch Patterns for Beading
Check some of the most popular Floral Cross Stitch Kits, Patterns and Books
Florals are always popular and it is very easy to add beading for detail to a flower.
Highest Rated Floral Beaded Cross Stitch Kits
You can do a combination cross stitch and beaded cross stitch project as well. This technique will allow you to create a cross stitch project and add beading to selected parts of the design.
There are few ways this can be approached.
- You could make a boarder around the design with beaded cross stitch and make the remaining area cross stitch without beads.
- You can do a beaded “item” on the over all design. So one item stands out from the rest.
- You could select a Black and White design and do all of the cross stitch in black and white except for one area you would do in color (such as a red rose or a pink ribbon).
Use your imagination when you are considering a multiple technique project. Perhaps try your ideas on samplers before you move on to more time consuming projects.
Highlighting a particular area may be all the embellishment desired.
On this Romantic Floral Cross Stitch picture, I would use clear seed beads to highlight the candle flames for a very dramatic accent and a fabulous balance for the metallic gold thread included in the kit.
The Romantic Floral Kit above is a rich palette of cotton thread is highlighted with gold metallic thread accents. (This kit does NOT include beads.)
Kit includes cotton thread, metallic thread, 14 count beige Aida, color-coded thread sorter, needle, and easy instructions.
Finished Size: 16-Inch by 13-Inch
Beaded Floral Cross Stitch Kits for Beginners
Everything needed is included in the kits below, including the beads.
This kit is very easy and takes very little time to complete.
The kit includes a pin back to be glued on the back of the completed picture. However, if you prefer, you could glue a small magnet on the back instead to make a refrigerator magnet. (The magnet would have to be purchased separately.)
More Beaded Kits Include Everything You Need to Complete the Project
Watering Can (beaded kit)Winged Monarch Butterfly Beaded Counted Cross Stitch Kit Mill Hill 2015 Buttons & Beads SpringMill Hill Beads Buttons Cross Stitch Kit – HummingbirdWhite Daisy Fridge Magnet Cross Stitch KitCut Flowers Beaded Counted Cross Stitch Ornament Kit Mill Hill
Floral Beaded Cross Stitch Kits that Include the Beads and Instructions for Placement
Beaded Cross Stitch is Always Enchanting!
It is always wonderful when a cross stitch picture kit that we simply adore already contains everything we need, including beads.
These kits make it exceptionally easy to create an embellished masterpiece! The instructions tell us exactly where and what color bead to place in a specific spot for that desired dramatic effect.
One of my personal favorites is this Woodland Enchantress. She is part of the Dimensions Gold collection which I have found to be truly exquisite because of their masterful combination of color, beauty, and embellishments. Often they include metallic tread and/or beads with eye-catching placement to reflect the light or emphasis in a picture.
Beware though, you will fall in love with these kits.
Kit contains cotton thread, metallic thread, beads, 16 count dove grey Aida, thread sorter, and needle.
Finished Size: 14-Inch by 12-Inch
Easy to follow instructions.
Dimensions Gold Collection Beaded Floral Cross Stitch Kits
Beads and/or metallic threads are included in these kits
Dimensions Needlecrafts Counted Cross Stitch by Kathryn White, Hydrangea In BloomDimensions Needlecrafts Counted Cross Stitch, Victorian EleganceDimensions Needlecrafts Counted Cross Stitch, Twilight Angel
Floral Beaded Cross Stitch Kits Review Video
Counted Cross Stitch Rose Cuttings Kit by Dimensions
This is such a beautiful picture, it would be a true delight to stitch and embellish.
I can imagine adding a few clear beads on the leaves to replicate dew drops in the early morning.
Roses Featured in the Introduction. (This kit does NOT include beads.)
Find more Beaded Cross Stitch Kits Suitable for Beading
Stunning designs are one of the best strategies for creating amazing beaded cross stitch projects. There are hundreds of beautiful floral designs that are great because they are designer quality and have amazing colors and subjects. The main thing is to remember when you are looking for a beaded cross stitch kit, don’t limit yourself to kits that already include beads. You may need to add your own beads and upgrade the threads (if the kit is designed for cross stitch only, you can adapt it to use as a beaded cross stitch by buying beads and beading cross stitch grade thread).
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