I made these bracelets with twine and beads. The twine was originally a light brown color. To dye it I soaked it in a jar of hot water with some ground coffee and tea bags. I let the twine soak for a few days then had to rinse it all out several times to get the coffee/tea smell. Finally after drying it I threaded some beads on and set to work with my (very, very basic) macrame skills.