The sleek silver beads in this chic wrap bracelet spell Bon Voyage in Morse Code, because life is an adventure, and Bon Voyage is French for have a great trip! Make your own Secret Morse Code Bracelet in just a few easy steps. This one goes together pretty fast! And you don’t need any jewelry-making experience. We’ll show you how to tie the special knots and attach the charm.
We made a fun video tutorial to show you how to make your own Secret Morse Code Bracelet. In the video, we’ll show you how to add the beads using tube beads as dashes and round beads as dots so they spell Bon Voyage in Morse Code. Then we’ll show you how to tie a very cool knot to add the clasp. We have a complete step-by-step how-to with all the instructions and step photos below, too.
Video How-to: SECRET Morse Code Bracelet
This Secret Morse Code Bracelet is one of the new kits for sale right here on our blog in our shop. We made it in Teal and Camel.
So if you like the materials we used, click here to see the kits. Order your Secret Morse Code bracelet kit, then follow along with us in the video while you make your own. We’ll be right there with you! And if you have any questions at all, leave us a comment below and we’ll reply. We’re here to help you every step of the way!
How To Make A SECRET Morse Code Bracelet
39″ Teal leather jewelry cord, 2mm diameter
11 Silver round beads, 6mm with 2.5mm hole
15 Silver curved tube beads, 20mm long with 3mm hole
1 Silver S-hook clasp, 20mm
1 Silver jump ring, 5mm
1 Tibetan-style anchor charm, 10mmx17mm
Optional: Silver paint pen
1. We’ll start making the bracelet by adding the clasp to one end of the leather cord. To do this, slide the small end of the S-hook clasp onto the end of leather cord. Slide the clasp on about 5 inches, then fold the end of the cord back.
2. To secure the knot on the cord, make an overhand knot by taking both cords and making a loop 1″ from the clasp. Feed the clasp through the loop, but do not tighten the knot yet. Pass the clasp around and through the loop of the overhand knot a second time.
3. Tighten the knot by pulling the ends.
Then push the wrapped cords together to make them line up side by side. Isn’t that a neat knot?!
With the clasp attached, it’s time to add the beads and spell out the message. We chose the message Bon Voyage because it reminds us of cruising with our family, which we love. And we think it’s fun because life is an adventure, so have a good trip! If you want to pick out your own message, try running it through a Morse Code Translator. For the length of our cord, we thought the 15 tube beads and 11 round beads fit just right. If your message winds up longer or shorter, you can adjust the length of the cord and make the bracelet two wraps or four. We wrote our message out on a piece of paper to make it easy to follow when we fed on the beads.
4. So let’s feed on the beads! Feed one tube bead and three round beads onto cord to create the letter B in Morse Code.
5. Continue to add tube beads and the round beads to spell Bon Voyage.
6. With all the beads on the leather cord, it’s time to add the charm. We chose an anchor to go with the cruising/travel theme. And it has a secondary meaning of being anchored or grounded in your life. To add the charm, open the jump ring. We like to use two sets of pliers to open a jump ring. Hold the jump ring with the pliers on either side of the cut. Open the jump ring by pushing one side down and one side up. This way the jump ring keeps its round shape.
7. Slide the charm into the jump ring.
8. Then press the jump ring closed with the pliers. Set the charm aside for a moment.
9. Now would be a good time to check the size of your bracelet. Wrap your bracelet around your wrist three times. Pinch the leather cord where it meets back up with the clasp end. Then add 2″ to get the right length. Slide the charm onto the cord to that point. Fold the end of the cord back on itself.
10. Tie a double overhand knot. This is the same knot you tied in steps 1 and 2.
11. Trim the ends of the cords leaving a 1″ tail. Optional: You can paint the cut ends of the leather cord with a silver paint pen if the inside of the cord is showing.
To wear the bracelet, wrap it around your wrist three times and slide the s-hook clasp through the loop that has the anchor charm attached to it. So pretty and so fun! We love how this bracelet turned out, so we made a version in Camel too. And we made kits for both in our shop.
If you have any questions about this or any jewelry project, post a comment and we’ll reply. We love helping you!
Jennifer & Kitty