Hi there! How can we help you?

Have a Question? a Comment? a Problem? Suggestions?

We’re here to help!

Contact Our Team
Your Friendly Lima Team

Fast Answers

Where’s my order?

Log in to see your order history.

Need to return something?

Request a return to get started.

Other common questions:

For questions on shipping, restocking, and other policies, see our FAQ.

This week: Save on EVERYTHING in the shop with code FALLCOLORS Get the Details
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!


Seashell Satchel

About this design:

This is a great way to display a focal piece instead of just hanging from a boring jump ring. These are on trend and really easy to make.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need (4) 24" pieces of hemp, and a shiva shell and your hands:)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Lay all of your hemp pieces out and cross them over each other, take the bottom hemp piece and tie a knot around all of them with it.
Step 2:
Take two legs and knot them together, do that all the way around.
Step 3:
You should have 4 knots.
Step 4:
Now take one leg from one knot and another leg from the knot next to it and knot them together, do this all the way around.
Step 5:
Continue this until you are at your desired size. I kept placing my focal in the knotted area just to see how much I needed to go.
Step 6:
I stopped knotting just before the top of the bead.
Step 7:
Then I just knotted the legs of the hemp together and frayed them out. I added a jump ring at the top so I could hang it on chain.

Buy Products from this Design

Package of 20

More Photos & Ideas »

Measurements: 16gauge

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Tana
    Tana says:

    Hmm here I was using a half hitch knot like you would on a Japanese float (my mom did a few) and I tried on a flat piece of beach glass. I like this technique because I could make it first then put the object inside of it, brilliant:)
    Thanks you Andrea :)

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    This is great! The look is so natural. I’ll need to copy these instructions! :)

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This would look great with any natural item. I have couple of really neat river rocks and have wonder how to use them as a pendant. Thank you for the instructions.

  4. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    River rocks or beach glass would look amazing. Thank you for the lovely comments!

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    What an excellent technique and one I think I could do. Did you notice that the last photo looks like a tadpole? Not an ordinary tadpole but a reticulated tadpole. I need to drink some more tea and completely wake up. :)

  6. No Photo
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks for this clear, concise tutorial. Love the netted stone. It would also be a great technique to showcase glass pebbles or a small collection of stones.

  7. D Wirth
    D Wirth says:

    This is fun, I love it. So many possibilities too.

  8. Tana
    Tana says:

    Andrea,look!!! I did it!!! Thank you so much for leaving the instructions. Like this bettern the half hitching


  9. Tana
    Tana says:

    I forgot to take the photo sideways with phone. It would not have showed up sideways :)

  10. Tana
    Tana says:

    I’ll try again. See if my theory works this time … :)


  11. Tana
    Tana says:

    It worked!!! :)

  12. Tana
    Tana says:

    LRC, yes it does lol

  13. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Tana, Thanks for posting your pictures–I just love what you did! That large piece with the ivory cording is absolutely Fantastic!

  14. Tana
    Tana says:

    Oh wow, thanks Crystal Canary!!! :)

  15. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    Wow this is awesome, thank you for the wonderful comments! Tana, your satchel looks amazing, perfect knots!

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.