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Morse Code Bracelets

About this design:

For these bracelets, I used the International Morse Code chart to spell out words using seed beads. Spelling out meaningful words or phrases in your designs is always a great gift idea, and I love coming up with fun color combos using the seed beads!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

Bead cord, chain, microsuede, leather cord, 24 gauge wire, 11/0 seed beads, cord ends, jump rings, lobster clasps, super glue

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Using the 24 gauge wire & seed beads, make a bead link. The bracelet shown in the picture spells out 'peace' in morse code. I used the purple seed beads to represent dots, pink to represent dashes, and I placed a gold seed bead as a spacer in-between each letter (In the additional images above, you'll find a morse code chart with letters and words). For this bracelet, I used leather cord. Slide the end of the microsuede through the loop of the bead link about 1/4". Wrap wire around the two pieces of microsuede to secure. Finish the ends with glue-in cord ends.
Step 2:
Another option is to use beading cord. Begin with your desired length of cord. Slide on the seed beads, tying a double knot on each side to hold them in place. I finished mine with a sliding square knot. The bracelet shown spells out 'hope'. I used orange seed beads for dots, blue for dashes, and a gold spacer in between each letter.
Step 3:
You can also pair the seed beads with chain. Make a bead link & attach to your desired length of chain with jump rings. For this design, I made a necklace by attaching two 6" pieces of chain to each side of the bead link. The necklace spells out 'strength'.

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5 yards $1.70
50 yard spool $7.90

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Gold (plated) Stainless Steel Small Cable Chain

Measurements: 1.5mm x 1.0mm link

per foot: $0.90
8 meter spool: $18.90
Package of 10 $1.98

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Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Flat Diamond Chain

Measurements: 4x3mm links

per foot: $1.55
2.5" tube $2.16

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Measurements: 0.6mm hole/22 gauge

92 yards $3.77

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Measurements: 92 yard bobbin

2.5" tube $26.85

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Measurements: 0.6mm hole/22 gauge

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I saw pattern for these Morse Code bracelets several years ago and saved them. However, I never got around to making any. I do believe now is the time to start.

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    LauraO says:

    I made a Morse code necklace of pearls and cobalt beads with my kids initials, I wore it over the years to important events like their graduations.

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    LauraO says:

    Earrings to match, cultured sea glass beads, freshwater pearls, and glass ammonites.


  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Just watched a youtube video by VaniRex and he used Morse Code in a necklace he made. He makes very elaborate necklaces and lighter covers using Peyote stitch.
    I love your idea for the bracelets. What fun!
    LauraO – Your necklace is beautiful.

  5. kye
    kye says:

    Such a neat idea. Thanks for the instructions.

  6. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Elaina, thanks so much for posting the morse code letter chart. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. Your bracelets are sweet and ‘speak’ without saying a word!

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