how did you do the colours on the purse? white + white, white + beige, beige + beige, beige + brown, brown + brown?
mind if i copy your idea again? i needed some simple bag for a cousin..
You got it. And as small a hook as is comfortable double stranding. I made the two side panels, then in a slightly darker brown made a strip as long as 3 sides of the bag and single crocheted it all together in the darkest brown and put an edging on the top. Double stranded with a fairly smallish hook (I used a 4.5 mm, I think?) it has a LOT of structure to the fabric, and almost no holes, which is great for a purse. You don't even have to line it. The person it's going to is thrilled, it's just the right size for her to be able to carry a volume or two of manga.
All the hardware came from Joann's, the handles came pre-beaded, but I also found some bead-your-own handles at a Michael's, I think? They were on an end cap near beads, not near the other purse handles.