I think this is my favorite purse. It is made out of a silk fabric. I hand beaded the outside with puca shells. The palm tree is my own design. I machine embroidered, and then added beading. The handle is made from shell-beads as well. And on the inside, I machine embroidered a wave design. I took this purse when I attended a wedding reception, how was I to know that the theme was a beach party? The bride was so impressed.