Use brighter beads with only small amount of red and have a larger center red bead. Also consider wire wrapping.
Small Mosaic cross - little pieces
Small Mosaic cross little pieces by DeniseMosaics on Etsy
Beaded Copper Wire Cross
This wire cross is embellished with 35 glass beads wrapped onto the copper wire frame with more copper wire. Feminine & dainty in shades of pale pinks and cream, just a hint of green in center flower bead.
Country French Cottage Chic Rose Mosaic Jewelry & China Shabby Wall Cross
Vintage Chic China Mosaic Pink Roses Wall French Shabby Jewelry Rhinestone Cross in Collectibles, Decorative Collectibles, Wall Hangings, Mirrors
Make for hubby, he's been trying to find one, says we need one in the house.
Decorated Wooden Layered Wall Cross by GoodMorningBigFluffy
Beaded Wire Wall Cross_PlumOlive focal is recycled costume jewelry aha! hopefully a good source of cheap embellishments