Let me show you how to make a Morse Code Bracelet! This easy craft can be as goofy or as meaningful as you want. 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 Morse code bracelet doubled (or tripled), or make a necklace instead.
For the Morse code dashes, I chose tubular beads in silver, because it suits my skintone. I’m using a 3mm x 8.5mm size, but of course you can use whatever size you prefer. If you want to put a shorter message or a single word on your bracelet, it will probably work better to use slightly larger beads.
For the Morse code dots, I picked 4mm glass beads with metallic foil in ocean colors, because they go with a lot of the clothes I wear. I used some good old seed beads in between each letter to separate them, and two seed beads in a row mark the beginning of the message.
I can’t find the exact round beads I used, but I did find some natural gemstone, faceted glass, and some pearlized glass beads that I think would all look amazing! They are all together here on this idea list, along with some other colors of “dash” beads, and the beading cord I used.
You can use a clasp and wire foundation, but I really do like elastic beading cord for this project. It’s really simple and easy enough for kids to use, too.
Tips for using elastic beading cord:
- Be sure to cut a piece that’s longer than you need, so that you will have enough extra room to tie the knot at the end.
- Stretch the cord really well a few times before you begin stringing your beads. This is because the beading cord will sometimes “grow” when it’s being stretched and used for the first time. That can result in your finished bracelet or necklace having more slack in the cord than you’d planned.
- Wrap one end of the cord around a bobby pin, or clip on a binder clip, so that you won’t have to worry about your beads sliding off while you’re stringing them.
- After I finish the bracelet and tie the knot, I always dab some permanent glue on the knot. (I use my favorite fabric glue.) Then, I roll the glue into the knot with my fingers, just to make sure nothing is going to come undone.
- Once the glue is dry, I trim the ends of the cord short. Then I gently ease the knot into the center of one of the beads so that it doesn’t show.
The message on my Morse code bracelet comes from Psalm 73:23. It says “Thou holdest my right hand”. I wear it doubled, on my right wrist, of course. 🙂
Morse code chart:
Here’s a Morse Code chart so that you can work out a secret message of your own.
Now you know how to make a Morse code bracelet or necklace! I hope you’re inspired to make a bracelet with a Morse code message that’s meaningful to you.
If you’re looking for other DIY jewelry ideas, check out my easy resin jewelry tutorial for beginners!
And if you like faith-based crafts, I made a Message in a Bottle tutorial that includes free printable scrolls to put inside your bottle. It’s another craft with a customizable message that’s great for kids and slumber parties!
Have fun making your own Morse code bracelet!
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! ♡Terry Darcy.
Hi Terry! I’m so glad you like my site!
I have a facebook page that you can follow, if you want to stay current on all of my new posts. https://www.facebook.com/iamsewcrazy
Since you’re on my email list now, you’ll get an email newsletter about every 3 weeks that tells you about my latest few posts, with links to each post if you want to read the full story. I’m planning to send a newsletter out in just a couple of days, so check your spam folder if you don’t see it soon! And (spoiler alert!) the next newsletter should include a free sewing pattern that you can print out and use. 🙂
Thank you for subscribing!
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?
Hi Ann, the seed beads were used to separate each Morse code letter. So the larger round glass beads were the dots, the silver beads were the dashes, and the seed beads were just spacers to keep the dots and dashes from the different letters from all running together. 🙂
You can definitely see your skills in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.
This bracelet is how I originally found your blog through Pinterest.. I’m a fellow blogger and just did a post on Morse Code diy bracelets yesterday 🙂
I checked your blog out; it looks awesome! I love crafts with special meanings behind them 😊
Thanks!! Me too🙂
Thank you for this idea! I can’t wait to do this activity with my granddaughter.
Really love your website it’s inspiring me to get my bracelet business off and running
That’s great to hear! Good luck with your business!