DIY Morse Code Bracelet

This easy craft can be as goofy or as meaningful as you want, and it’s a fun way for kids to to make “secret message” gifts for their friends. It’s also a great way to keep a favorite quote, bible verse, or a loved one’s name and birthday close to your heart. If your message is longer than your wrist, you can wear your bracelet doubled (or tripled), or make a necklace instead.

I chose tubular beads in silver, because it suits my skintone, and glass beads with metallic foil in ocean colors, because they go with a lot of the clothes I wear. I used some good old plastic seed beads in between each letter to separate them, and two seed beads in a row mark the beginning of the message.

I’m using this elastic beading cord, but a clasp and wire foundation would work great, too. I have a few tips for using elastic beading cord. Stretch it good a few times before you begin stringing your beads, because it will sometimes “grow” when it’s being stretched and used for the first time, which can result in your finished bracelet or necklace having more slack in the cord than you’d planned. And I always dab some permanent glue on the knot (I use my favorite fabric glue) and roll the glue into the knot with my fingers, just to make sure nothing is going to come undone. Then, once the glue is dry, I trim the ends of the cord short, and gently ease the knot into the center of one of the beads so that it doesn’t show.

morse code bracelet

The message on my bracelet comes from Psalm 73:23, and it says “Thou holdest my right hand”. I wear it doubled, on my right wrist, of course. πŸ™‚ Here’s a Morse Code chart so that you can work out a secret message of your own:

Morse Code Chart
Morse Code chart courtesy of Wikipedia

I hope you’re inspired to make a Morse Code necklace or bracelet with a message that’s meaningful to you!

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About SnazzyBot

I am an artist and fashion designer with a passion for helping people bring their own creative dreams to life. I love sharing my projects with fellow crafters, and I hope you find ideas and inspiration on my blog! As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use my affiliate links to make a purchase.

4 Responses

  1. Terry

    Hello! I am DELIGHTED to find your site!
    I added my email address. But how else can I get back to your store? You have a website? LOVE,Love the morse code bracelet! And your other wonderful ideas! β™‘Terry Darcy.

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  2. Ann

    I was trying to figure out how you marked the dots and dashes. Were the seed beads used as the Morse Code letters or the silver beads?

    Like

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