I was inspired by this book. http://www.amazon.com/Craftivity-40-Projects-DIY-Lifestyle/dp/0060841303
However the design in the book wasn't really masculine enough for me, so I made some adjustments.
You will need:
1.Buttons ( I used the green buttons off my Army uniform [fellow Singaporeans will recognise these buttons], they're quite large, slightly more than 1.5 cm in diameter) The amount of buttons you need depends on the size of your wrist. About 8 button's length for me. You'll be about 3x-2 that amount.
2.Nylon thread ( thickness is up to you. Too thick and its hard to work with, too thin and it might snap if you're not careful)
3. Pliers (optional)
4. Some kind of hooking/clasp/catch that is used in jewellery. This bracelet is not an elasticated one, so you will need something to open and close it around your wrist. I used a two piece toggle clasp. You can use whatever works for you.
Some warnings before you begin, working with nylon is a bit tricky, you may want to consider metal thread as it is more malleable.
This is my first instructable. Any feedback on my writing style/use of diagrams would be invaluable to enable me to give better instructions in future. Thank you