I stumbled across some stunning beaded bracelets when I was browsing the "for the collector" section of Anthropologie. Unlike most of the pieces, this was something that I could actually recreate which inspired me to make my own version of the bracelets.
This bracelet was easy to make but did require some time (a few hours). If you're looking for a quicker project, try making a set of earrings using this technique instead.
Lace - I purchased mine at the thrift store
Beads - any kind you like
Thread that matches lace
Hand sewing needle
Here's the lace I started off with. Cut it to a length that would fit around your wrist plus an extra half inch for the hem.
On both sides make a hand sewn roll hem. Sew securely with thread so edges do not fray.
Hand sew beads on the lace in any pattern you wish. I recommend doubling the thread so it doesn't break. Using a basic running stitch, insert needle in the backside of bracelet and bring to top, add a bead, insert needle into the top of the bracelet and bring to backside, repeat.
On one end sew on a clasp. On the opposite end sew on a jump ring. Done.