Self taught Dutch beader, Akke Jonkhof of Akkesieraden,  makes some of the most beautiful beaded purse tutorials I have seen!   She also has some notable beaded jewelry designs - I have selected my favorites shown at the end. 

Akke says that she initially beaded using other designers' tutorials until she discovered she really loved coming up with her own designs. They have all been translated to English. 

She uses both zippers as well as kiss lock clasps which are very popular for coin purses and clutches.  Making an all fabric one is not that hard to do if you have some sewing experience - see this tutorial  by D.I.Y Shine Sewing Tutorial for example. The trickiest part is getting the fabric shape and size in the right proportion to the hardware for a pleasing result. 

Well, Akke does all that and more!  Her beautifully beaded bags substitute woven fabric with what is essentially an entirely beaded one. She doesn't line the inside so you see the beautiful beadwork on both sides. 

One particular design for a larger purse uses mostly lace and lining with touches of bead embroidery (below).  (Update : I stand corrected. Akke tells me this is all beads too - not lace!) What I also love is Akke's attention to detail.  In some of her designs, she uses a line of beads along the holes of the clasps where you typically sew the purse to the material.

Make a beautiful beaded purse for someone or perhaps yourself!

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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM