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If there is one thing in this world that I don’t understand and can’t get my head around it’s computer programming. It baffles me be beyond belief. So when I came across these binary bracelets on Pinterest I was intreaged. The original craft can be found here at By Common Consent, it has all the binary codes written out for you.

You will need:

  • Beads
  • Elastic
  • Scissors
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Paper

Pick 3 different coloured beads; one for the 0s, one for the 1s and then one to show the end of each letter code.

All the finished bracelets and necklaces.

All the finished bracelets and necklaces.

I helped both YC and EC figure out what letters they needed and wrote out the codes for them.

When you have written out your code (I recommend using the colours of the beads that you will be using) simply follow the pattern that you have made.


We made our bracelets as end of year presents for their school teachers and used special pony beads that change colour when in the sun.


Pin for later:

binary bracelet: use binary code to spell out your name in this bracelet.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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