This idea is certainly not mine. I wish it were. There are a few tutorials out there in the world wide web, but this one is set to music for your viewing pleasure. This is a great way to send out a little private message to the one you love.... or hate. But... let us keep it positive, shall we?
Step 1: Supplies
- seed beads
- crimp beads
- embroidery thread
- beading needle or fine metal wire
- larger 2mm-3mm bead
- small pliers
- Morse code
Step 2: Get Your Wire Ready
First things first. Before we start writing messages we need to make a loop in one end of our wire. Do this, by simply threading the wire with a crimping bead. Loop the wire end back into the bead and crimp down with your pliers.
Step 3: Pick Your Beads and Message
You will need 4 different colors of beads for each bracelet. As soon as you have chosen the colors you can start stringing. The first color you pick will be the base color of the bracelet. In these photos I have chosen the red beads. The second color of bead will separate your letters. Here I have chosen the gold bead.
Step 4: Dots
I want to write "Je t'aime beaucoup" in French. The letter "J" is represented as a dot and three lines. My 3rd color is turquoise and will represent the Morse code dot.
Step 5: Dashes
The fourth color will represent the dashes. Here I have chose the peach colored bead. So... a turquoise dot and three peach dashes equals the letter "J". Finish the letter off by adding a gold separation bead. Move on to the next letter.
Step 6: Finishing Your Word
Once you have finished your first word, separate the word with the bracelet base color (red). And keep going strong by starting your next word!
Step 7: Close the Message
Basically add another crimping bead and loop the wire back into the bead and crimp off as done in the first step. Take a couple strands of embroidery floss and string through both loops on each end. At this point you can take your beading needle (or in my case, a fine piece of metal wire folded in two). Thread both ends of the embroidery floss on one side of the bracelet and pull through your chosen larger bead.
Step 8: Other Side
Now do the exact thing to the other side. Thread both embroidery strings in through the other side of the bead. It will basically be like your sweat pants drawstrings. You might need to pull the wire with your pliers as its quite a tight fit through that one little bead.
Step 9: Tie and Clip
Tie a knot in the end of each side of your bracelet "drawstrings" and clip off excess. Now put it on and pull it tight.