Morse Code Beaded Bracelets DIY
When we hosted the Morse Code Sleepover Party a few weeks ago we also made Morse Code bracelets as a fun party favor. They were easy to make and an instant hit with the kids. Below we’ll show you the steps we took to create these dainty bracelets that are more than just something pretty to wear, they spell out each guests name in Morse Code!
- small seed beads in three colors (you can use larger beads too if you want to do this craft with younger children)
- a collapsible eye needle
- crimp beads
- bead crimping pliers
- embroidery floss
- a morse code alphabet (you can use our Morse Code Translation Sheet here)
How to make Morse Code Beaded Bracelets:
1. First pick your spacer color. This will be what you put in between the letters and what will play a prominent role in creating a color scheme for your bracelet. Secondly pick a color for your dots and thirdly pick a color for your dashes.
2. Thread your needle with your embroidery floss and string one crimp bead. You don’t need to crimp it yet because you won’t know exactly you want your bracelet to start yet but it’s probably a good idea to tie a fat knot at the end of your thread so your beads stay on. Next add ten or so spacer beads before you get started.
3. Then following the code, use your dot and dash colored beads to spell out your first letter. Put a spacer bead behind it when you are done with the first letter. Then move onto the next and the next (with spacer beads in between letters) until you are done. When you are finished add another ten spacer beads to complete the design!
4. Then add your end crimp bead. Push your beads to the center of your thread and then crimp the crimp beads tight so the design will stay together.
5. Cut your threads with plenty left over for a knot the and wrap them on a card to gift or simply tie on your wrist!
Easy, right? Just make sure you keep track of your little beads though. Those guys can get lost quickly! We found that working on a paper plate and a paper towel surface kept things tidy. Since the bracelets are only made from embroidery floss they won’t last forever but that’s okay because you can always make another. Or, you can be like my daughters’ friends and make several, filling up your wrist with a whole code-able sentence!
We hope you enjoy these pretty bracelets and host a Morse Code Sleepover party of your own!
— …- . .-. / .- -. -.. / — ..- –Published September 14, 2017. Last updated October 18, 2017.