Morse Code Bracelet

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Introduction: Morse Code Bracelet

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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.

Step 10: Thats It! Now Get Messaging.

I have managed to write small paragraphs in my bracelets and wrap them around my wrists several times. Have a go, because why not?

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    11 Discussions

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    Dannieeschneider
    Dannieeschneider

    6 months ago

    What size seed beads ? I'm asking because I am trying to find more colors than the 3 I have and it keeps bringing me to the big ones you would use when you made those beaded lizards in elementary school with the flat plastic string you used to make lanyards with .. You know what I'm talking about ? I guess the seed beads come in different sizes and I dont know how to narrow my search to these beads you use in this project .

    Heeeeellllllllppppppp 😁

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    lizal30
    lizal30

    1 year ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea going to get my grandchildren to make these for their mums for a gift

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    Nitreban
    Nitreban

    4 years ago

    Hey it's an awesome idea ! I was inspired by it and made knotted morse bracelets it's really cute. Thanks !

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    Renarde Rousse
    Renarde Rousse

    Reply 4 years ago

    Post some pics. I want to see!

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    Nitreban
    Nitreban

    Reply 4 years ago

    I planned to post some, but then I realized i didn't have a camera good enough ^^' I'll do it when i find one :)

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    SamF32
    SamF32

    4 years ago

    This is so clever I wish I could vote for it twice!

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    That is so clever. You can write messages in bead jewelry.

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    Renarde Rousse
    Renarde Rousse

    Reply 4 years ago

    It is clever, isn't it? I wish I had thought of it first. Oh well.

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    ashleyjlong
    ashleyjlong

    Reply 4 years ago

    Aw dang. i was going to ask if this was an original idea. Well, what's nice about it is that it can be personalized and no two have to be the same. Very pretty work!

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    Renarde Rousse
    Renarde Rousse

    Reply 4 years ago

    I know... I'm just as disappointed as you are. My only addition was putting it to funky music. You gotta do what you gotta do!