Make A Morse Code Beaded Bracelet
My friend Tammy Jones over at Jewelry Making Daily sent over a link to this fun DIY bracelet making project: Morse code bracelets made with cylinder beads! They looked like so much fun, I decided to adapt the technique and reached into my hoard of round glass druk and fire polished beads to create my own version. Want to create a special bracelet with a secret message for yourself or someone you love? Here’s how:
Choose a message for your bracelet. I decided to use one of my favorite mantras for medtiation: Aham Prema, which translates to something like, “I Am Divine Love”.
Next, you’ll need 3 colors of beads for your bracelet: 1 color for spacers between words, dots, and dashes; 1 color for your dots, and 1 color for your dashes.
I decided to put my bracelet on stretchy cord, so I cut 8 feet of cord, and then doubled it. Use a wire needle or a piece of bead stringing wire folded in half to string your beads.
Using this handy Morse code reference as my guide, I spelled out my mantra as many times as I could on the stretchy cord, ending with a few spacer beads.
To secure my bracelet, I removed my wire needle, and passed the two ends of the cord through the loop. I pushed the beads down towards the loop as I pulled the ends through the loop until it was tight.
Tie a couple of half-hitch knots around the cord, then use your wire needle to pass the ends of the stretchy cord through a few beads. You can add a drop of glue to the knots if you’d like.
Ta-da! The finished stretchy cord Morse code bracelet!
Lately, I really find myself being drawn to the simplicity of these kinds of beaded bracelets. They’re fun to make, easy to wear, and look good with just about anything.