Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

morse code fierce necklace

We’ve got a secret! A secret code, that is. The pretty beads in this delicate necklace actually spell out the word “fierce” using Morse code – how cool is that? We’ll show you how to make your own special word or phrase – we’ve even got a decoder key to make it super-easy!
Step 1
We’ve got a handy decoder key you can use that’ll make this project even easier, click here! Download it before you begin to learn how to spell out your word (or words) and then set it aside until Step 3.  
Step 2
Start by cutting a 3" length of your beading wire. Use your round nose pliers to make a simple loop at one end.
 
TIP: Never made a simple wire loop before? No problem – here’s how: Grasp the end of the wire between the jaws of your round nose pliers. Rotate the pliers, keeping a firm grip on the wire, until it forms a small loop. Trim excess wire. Click here for a video that shows the technique.  
Step 3
Use your decoder key to lay out beads so that they spell “fierce” in Morse code. Slide them (in order!) onto the 3" length of wire, using the end that’s opposite the loop. 
Step 4
Once you’ve added all the beads, repeat Step 2 to form another simple loop at the other end of the wire. Set this piece aside for a moment.

TIP: Before you can make the loop at this end, you’ll first need to bend the wire to a 90° angle next to the last bead. Then you can grasp the wire with round nose pliers and rotate them to form the loop. Click here to see how.  
Step 5
Select a necklace chain. Decide what length you’d like it to be, and cut to that length.
 
TIP: Because you want to keep the clasps at either end, use wire cutters to cut the excess chain from the center. For example, if you want your necklace to be 16" long, then cut the chain, 8" from the clasp at either end, and discard the middle section.
Step 6
Carefully open the loop on one side of the Morse code beaded wire, just enough to slide on the final link of one chain section (at the end opposite the clasp). Close the loop, then repeat at the wire’s other end to connect the second chain length. It’s time to show off your clever new necklace!
 
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    • Color: Copper
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    • Color: Multi
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