As you know, color blocking is the cat's meow in fashion this year. (For those who don't know, color blocking is wearing two or three loud colors together without it looking bad.)
You can make your own color block straw-look bangles using one simple supply - dollar store rope.
These bracelets are 50 cents a piece to make and about a half hour of your life per bracelet.
You'll need some brightly colored poly rope from The Dollar Tree. Cut two nine-foot pieces per bracelet. Burn the ends to prevent fraying.
Cross at the center of both ropes and start tying a series of lanyard knots. (Get a how-to here.)
Keep tying until your chain of knots is long enough to go around your wrist.
Then weave the loose ends into the finished end so it looks like one continuous chain of knots.
Glue where the ropes intersect.
Allow to dry completely before trimming the loose ends. Then put a little glue on the cut ends to prevent fraying.
You can afford to make several.