How to Make a Hidden Message Morse Code Bracelet!
HOW TO MAKE A HIDDEN MESSAGE
MORSE CODE BRACELET:
Prep: Using the Morse Code Alphabet provided, spell out the message you want to bead. Use one backslash (“/”) to separate letters in a word, and use two backslashes (“//”) to mark a space between the words. (the backslashes will correspond to your spacer beads).
- Choose 1 color of round beads, and 1 color of tube beads for the lettering. You will need extra rounds to create more length after the words. Also choose spacer beads for spacing between the letters and words
- Cut a piece of stretch floss that is 20 inches long, fold it in half and insert your bobby pin needle into the bend. Measure 7 inches from the needle and attach a bead stopper to prevent beads from sliding off the end while you string.
- String approximately 10 rounds on the cord then add 3 spacer beads - this designates the beginning of your message.
- Start stringing the beads which represent the letters in your message. Remember to use one spacer bead between the letters in a word, and 2 spacer beads between your words. When your message has been strung, end with 3 spacer beads.
- Measure your bracelet to make sure it fits your wrist. You can either add rounds or take them away from the starter beads to get the length you want.
- Now you are ready to tie the knot: Start by sliding your beads towards the needle so that there is just a small loop of elastic cord showing at the bottom of the needle. Remove the bead stopper from the end of your project and separate the 2 strands of floss.
- Thread one of the strands through the little loop at the base of the needle and pull the beads into a loop like a bracelet. Remove the needle by sliding it out gently.
- Holding both ends of the floss (one in each hand), tie a surgeon's knot - i.e., an overhand knot in which you pass a cord tail through the loop twice and repeat.
- Add a dab of glue to the knot and let it dry for a few minutes. Cut away the excess tail of floss and it is ready to wear.