Thank you for your comments. This is freeform beading, mostly peyote, ladder stitch and perhaps a few other stitches thrown in for good measure. The strap is cellini or circular peyote.
I work it in my hand using fireline and a beading needle. I gathered some of my bead stash and made some "bead soups" of like minded colored beads. Here is a visual:
Here is a another visual of a freeform bracelet:
If you are curious about how to do your own freeform beading, here is a free tutorial link: http://featheredfibers.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/freeform-beading-tutorial/
Have fun! Carla