Personalized Morse Code Jewelry!

First, lets start off with a little history on Morse code:

Morse Code is a detailed system of dots, dashes, and spaces used to represent numbers, punctuation, and letters of the alphabet. It’s a system that uses long and short sounds, flashes of light, or marks to represent letters and numbers.

The original code was designed for the landline telegraph service and worked well with the mechanical sounders heard in the telegraph stations. However, with use, some characters changed by various users in various countries. It is named for Samuel F. B. Morse, an inventor of the telegraph.

In 1848 Germany created a standard which eliminated the long spaces and long dashes. The new standard also changed the code for the numerical characters. This modified version of the Morse code was accepted in 1865 throughout Europe and became known as Continental Morse. Later, as Continental Morse was accepted for use around the world, it became known as International Morse. The original version of Morse code became known as American Morse.

You can download the American Morse Code PDF here

You can download the International Morse Code PDF here

Now that we have a little background information, let’s talk about Morse code JEWELRY! I love making jewelry that has a special meaning, and by using Morse code in your jewelry designs it makes a wonderful personalized gift for friends and family to cherish for a lifetime. The fun thing about using Morse code in jewelry is that you would never guess the beads spell out a word or phrase just by looking at them. It’s really cool to have a hidden message in your jewelry and Morse code is easily translatable with beads! You can use many different sizes, materials, styles and colors of beads when designing these unique pieces of jewelry.

Even though you can make these designs for yourself, I absolutely love the idea of gifting handmade jewelry with a very special meaning, and in this case, it’s practically hidden.

Below we made a few different pieces of jewelry using beads to represent the letters in Morse code. We hope these will inspire you to go off and create your own personalized designs!

First up, I made this super cute Strength Morse Code mixed metal necklace. It spells out the word ‘STRENGTH” using 3mm sterling silver round beads to represent the dots in the letters and 2x3mm golf-filled crimp beads to represent the dashes in the letters. It’s a really subtle way to share a message in a trendy, quick and easy design using International Morse Code. The next design is the I Love You Morse Code bracelet Cody created using colorful size 8 seed beads. It looks like a trendy beaded bracelet but it’s even more fun because it has a phrase hidden in the way the beads were strung. The size 8 Opaque Turquoise seed beads represent the dots in the letters and 2 – size 8 white lined cobalt blue seed beads together represent the dash in the letters. The size 8 silver seed beads represent the space which separates each letter. By following the International Morse Code print out you can see that the bracelet spells out “I LOVE YOU”.
Now that we’ve shown you a few fun examples of how to create Morse code jewelry, we can’t wait to see what you design. Be sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram so we can see your finished jewelry. If you have any fun suggestions or questions let us know in the comments below!

Happy Beading – Allie

 

 

 

2 comments to Personalized Morse Code Jewelry!

  • Hi, I want to get this right, but where the “O” for love is, there are 6 dots. The “O” is three dots. There is no silver bead to indicate that there is a new letter? Am I missing something? As I said, I just want to do it correctly. Thank you for your help. And yes, I was looking at the Intl’ version when I tried to follow the pattern. Aside from my confusion, I LOVE this idea and thank you for offering it. Love Fusion Beads!

  • FusionBeads.com

    Hi Sandi! We totally understand, it can be a bit tricky. The “O” is the series of 6 white lined transparent cobalt beads, 2 of these beads creates a single dash “—” creating 3 dashes or “O.” This is then followed by a single silver bead before starting the “v.”

    We do also have directions available for free download here https://www.fusionbeads.com/i-love-you-morse-code-bracelet. Please let us know if you need any further assistance!

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