With Christmas only a week away, now is the time when panic sets in for those last minute gifts you may have forgotten about. I’m here to show you a super easy project that takes only a few minutes to make, requires minimal supplies, and is both fashionable and sentimental. Sounds too good to be true? Just wait until you see this DIY Morse code bracelet!
Supplies needed to make your own DIY Morse code bracelet:
- Sterling Silver Plated 2 x 25mm Curved Tube Beads
- Sterling Silver Plated 3mm Round Beads
- 1mm Imitation Black Leather Jewelry Cord
- 1.3 mm Black Crimp Beads
- Micro Crimper Tool
- Tiny Bead Storage Container (optional but totally handy!)
- Bead Mat (optional but totally handy!)
Step 1. Before you start working on your DIY Morse Code Bracelet, you’re going to have to decide what you want to spell out. You can go with a single word, multiple words, or a short saying. I wanted to make a couple bracelets for my sisters so I went with the word “sisters.” Once you know what word you’ll be using, find a chart online to translate it to morse code. You’ll be using the round beads for the dots (ex. the letter “s” would be three beads) and the curved tube beads for the dashes (ex. the letter “t” is one tube bead).Step 2. Continue adding beads until your word or saying is complete. I chose to have all my letters bump up against each other which I understand would actually be difficult to read if someone really knew morse code but I liked the way it looked. If you want to be more authentic, you could put spacer beads in between each letter.
Step 3. Use the crimper tool to secure the beads in place at the center of your bracelet with crimp beads on either side.
Step 4. Tie a sliding knot on either side of bracelet. Trim excess.
Can you believe how quick and easy this project is? I made three “sisters” bracelets in just 20 minutes! I can’t wait to see all three of us wearing our DIY Morse code bracelets.
I’d love to hear what fun words or sayings you have planned to make your own Morse code bracelets. So many great options!
Don’t forget to print out this printable gift bracelet holder for a finished gift!
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.