Step 1: Gather!
Confession of a hoarder... I don't like to toss anything and tend to stock up thing that normally seem to be without use. This time it was this gold plastic code no. 6. I was told how impossible it was to recycle, but it fitted around my arm and seemed to be the perfect base for a bracelet!
I also took a tie (i bought this huge box with 500 ties at a fair two years back), some metal my gran saved long ago and I inherited. Then I took the lovely pink silk thread I inherited too from someone out of the family that had been a clothier.