I believe I bought the bracelet at Kohls or Target years and years ago, but you could probably still find something similar. As you can see, the elastic stretched out and broke, not that I've been wearing it much (or at all) recently so I'm not even sure when it fell apart.
All you need for this is acrylic paint, thin elastic and a bracelet similar to this, or long, flat wood beads which they may sell at a craft store.
So, first, I took the rest of the bracelet apart, leaving me with these wood beads.
Then I used masking tape to create triangle patterns. I did some triangles in the middle and also taped of some corners. I mixed it up and really had no planned design.
After everything was taped, I painted. I used gold and light pink (although I would have preferred white, but I had none). You, of course, can use any colors you'd like. I would suggest choosing colors that look good with the natural wood though.
I painted, let everything dry and then taped off more triangles on the pieces which I had first only taped off the corners. I painted those new sections the other color.
When you're satisfied with your design, lay out the pieces in the order you would like and after all the pieces are dry, string them back together with elastic.
There you have it! An old bracelet turned modern! Geometric prints and natural wood is very in right now.
What old jewelry have you revamped?
Just a side comment, in the time it took me to make this, Chris built a desk. From wood. By hand. Which makes my bracelet feel unimpressive.