Morse Code Bracelet Ideas
It the age of instant communication always at your fingertips who would have thought the old Morse code could still be of any use? And yet, the Morse Code has been given a lifeline as it is the basis of the increasingly popular Morse code bracelet. Kids and teenagers go crazy for these bracelets that allow them to encode secret messages they can wear at their writs.
You can use the famous dots and dashes code to write anything using colorful beads. This will give you an aura of mystery and if it’s a message for a special someone you will have to wait until they figure out what your bracelet says!
What Is the Morse Code?
The Morse code is an encoded communication method created in 1837 by American artist and inventor Samuel E. Morse, one of the people involved in the development of the telegraph. All 26 letters in the English alphabet are translated as sequences of two signal durations, short and long, called dots and dashes. The dot is the basic measurement unit, while the dash is three times as long. The Morse code was first used to send a message over the telegraph in 1844.
The Morse code bracelets represent the dots and dashes by beads of a different color.
How to Make a Morse Code Bracelet?
Better raid an arts and crafts store to get some supplies first. The most important items – the beads. The most common pattern involves using four different colors.
First of all, you will have the base color beads, which is the dominant color of the bracelet. This is necessary if your message is not long, your name or a couple of words require few beads, not enough to make a bracelet. The rest will be composed of base color beads.
The message itself will be written in two colors – one for the dots and one for the dashes. The letter A, for instance, is translated in Morse code as a dot and a dash, so you can use a pink bead for the dot and a red one for the dash. Choose your color scheme before starting.
Finally, you will need a fourth color to separate the letters.
Supplies Needed to Make a Morse Code Bracelet
- Seed beads
- Crimp beads
- Wire bending needle
- Embroidery floss
- Crimping pliers
- Morse Code – find one here!
Morse Code Bracelets as Party Favors
If you’re hosting a sleepover party or a birthday party, stock up on beads and needles and give the kids something to do. They’ll love it! Just make sure you have enough beads so they won’t be fighting over certain colors!
Give them each a copy of the Morse code and help them write out their names using colorful beads.
Younger kids might need some assistance to place the crimp beads at both ends or with using the pliers. Make sure they do not cut the embroidery floss too short, you need some loose length to secure a knot!
Or you can prepare the Morse code bracelets in advance and put them in their gift bags!
If you have a sweetheart in school and cannot find the words to tell them how you feel, make a coded bracelet with that message. To make them sweat a little you can write the message in a different language. ‘Je t’aime!’ sounds more romantic than ‘I love you!’
You can make your love interest curious by wearing the bracelet but refusing to reveal the meaning. If he or she takes the trouble to decode the secret message, that’s a clear sign they’re interested in you!
At the same time, if you have the guts, you can surprise that special someone with a coded bracelet as a gift! If the next day, the one you love wears the bracelets it’s a way of saying your feelings are reciprocated! Lucky you!
Coded Couple Bracelets
Maybe you don’t have the money to buy a ring, but you can announce to the world that you’re in love with someone and that someone is crazy about you by wearing matching Morse code bracelets. The girl can wear the boy’s name on her bracelet, while he can spell her name on his! It’s that simple!
Also, you can write both your names in code on each of your couples bracelet as a way of declaring your love!
Some people use slogans on their T-shirts, patches on their clothing, or even tattoos to express something they have very strong feelings about!
Justice, Freedom, Save the Earth are just a few of the messages you can write in Morse code on a bracelet! Some will get the message, some won’t, but that’s OK, the main reason people wear special meaning jewelry is to remind themselves of something they believe in.
You can make a Morse code bracelet for your best friend as a birthday gift, using a cute message – like joke names you use for each other. Or you can go for the traditional Best Friends Forever. Make one for yourself, too.
If you’re having a more casual wedding you can make personalized Morse code bracelets for your bridesmaids, to thank them for being a part of that special moment in your life.
Morse code bracelets are a cool and fun way of sending out a message, to a friend or the world at large. The best thing about them is that they’re easy to make, cheap and, above all, unique!