Cut a piece of nylon thread to about 70 cm.
String on 4 beads, as seen in picture 1 in the description.
Add 3 beads at a time, as seen in picture 2. Continue adding 3 beads at a time, until the string of beads is twice as wide as you want the finished purse to be.
Pictures 3 and 4 show how to finish one round and begin the next one. When the thread gets too short, simply tie a double knot, trim the ends and start working with a new piece of thread.
Add 2 beads at a time, as seen in picture 5. Continue adding 2 beads at a time for the rest of the row. Continue round by round until the purse is as long as you want it to be.
Fold the completed beaded piece in half and sew the front and back together, as seen in picture 6. Then sew the bottom of the purse together the same way.
Cut an approx. 2 m long piece of thread. Attach one end to the upper outer edge and string on beads to make a shoulder strap. Tie the other end to the opposite outer edge.
Make the purse flap using the same technique used to make the purse itself, but make it half as wide.
Make a small loop of Toho beads, attach it to the flap, and attach one bead to the outside of the actual purse. Now you can close your purse with the loop and bead and it is a beautiful finishing touch.
Do you dream of the perfect cocktail purse for parties? With beads and thread, you can actually make your own glamorous handbag. It may seem tricky at first, but once you get the hang of the technique, just keep adding beads! Download the instructions, which clearly demonstrate the various steps.