I’ve been making bracelets with beads, and using a neat tool called the Wrap It Loom:
My daughter loves the bracelets, and I’m learning something fun and useful. To make a bracelet, I use 1mm leather cord, and 8 mm beads, round and smooth. I also use Nymo thread, and big-eye needles to make the whole thing run smoothly. For the macrame bracelets, I used 1mm waxed linen thread or cord, and some beads I got off of a thrift store necklace, or I used 6/0 seed beads, toho brand, and decorative buttons from Beadaholique. There are several places online to buy supplies, so happy hunting!!
If you want to make some for yourself, here’s a good tutorial: