how to make a leather bracelet - full tutorial at the link Secure the bead by tying a knot behind the bead with both straps. Add another bead, and secure it in the same manner. When you make a leather wrap, you may add as many beads as you like.
A rope bracelet - reminds me of making friendship bracelets back in the day. My right second toe used to go numb because I'd hook the end of the bracelet over it, and then knot embroidery floss for HOURS.