Flowering Cactus Beaded Box Tutorial

This beading tutorial is available exclusively in this ebook. Please click here to buy your copy – you can choose from download or CD-Rom. Both contain the same material, including video demonstrations, and the opportunity to print out all the pages.

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This flowering cactus beaded box design is available exclusively in my ebook, ‘How to Make Beaded Boxes.’ So, if you want to make this project, please follow this link to purchase a copy of the ebook. It is sold as a download, or on CD-Rom. So, you get video demonstrations of all the techniques. Plus, you can print out pages if you wish.


This project uses the following beads:

  • Size 10 delicas
  • Size 11 Delicas
  • Rizo beads
  • Miyuki drops

The ebook includes information about where you can buy supplies.

Then, in addition to the beads, you will need your favourite beading thread. My preferred choice is Fireline, but you don’t have to follow that. Just use something that gives you good tension.

Experience and Techniques

The flowering cactus beaded box is made exclusively in Peyote stitch. So, you will be using a combination of variations. But don’t worry – I have demonstrated all of them on videos.

I would suggest this project is suitable for intermediate and beyond. But if you are just starting out and you’re prepared to learn some new things, then give it a go!

About the flowering cactus beaded box

When I was planning the designs for this ebook, I knew I wanted to include a cactus. I had already decided on a theme of flower pots for all the projects. (So, this cactus is just one of seven different designs included in the book).

I wanted to rise to the challenge of creating the effect of prickles. So, I used a technique that I have developed for adding texture to Peyote stitch. It’s simpler than you might think…!

This technique also helped me achieve the shaping I wanted. This type of cactus is not just a straight tube, so I needed to add in some shape. Again, the way I did this is easier than you might be imagining.

So, I hope that will inspire you to grab a copy of the ebook. But if flower pots aren’t your thing, I have over 50 other beaded box designs you can check out here.