Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins

Wire Bead

Julianna Hudgins loves working with Artistic Wire and the Deluxe Coiling Gizmo! One of her most favorite things to create is a double colored coil. Feeding two to three different colors of wire onto the coiling gizmo can be tricky but with a little patience you can achieve this dimensional look. In addition to the dice you could also wire wrap a domino! Now that’s super funky!  Featured on Livin’ the Creative Life TV.

Watch Julianna’s awesome Funky Dice Pendant YouTube video tutorial!


Artistic Wire 22GA Rose, Lemon & Tangerine 1 spool each
Artistic Wire 20GA Non Tarnish Silver 1 spool
Beadalon Deluxe Coiling Gizmo
Beadalon Silver Chain #340B-010
Beadalon Silver Lobster Clasp #315B-005
Beadalon Round Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters & Flat Nylon Jaw Pliers
Swarovski Size 20 Peridot crystals or color of choice 21 pieces
Lime Green Dice 1 each
E6000, tooth pics & paper plate

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Apply glue with toothpick to add the crystals to each side of dice in numerical order 1 through 6 as shown in photo. Let dry in between sides for at least one minute at a time depending on environment that you are working in. Set finished dice to side.
  Using the Rose and Lemon colored wire make a coil using the Deluxe Coiling Gizmo with the second to largest rod 4 inches long. Remove coil from rod and only cut wires from bottom of coil.
  Insert Tangerine wire into bottom of coil and let coil slide down wire.
  Wrap end of Tangerine wire around second to largest rod handle and make a coil about ½ inch long.
  Slide original rose and lemon colored coil up to meet rod and wrap around handle.
  Guide the coil up and over the rod by pushing the handle of rod forward and by guiding coil with thumb and pointer finger.
  Continue to wrap coil on rod until coil is complete. Finish end by making a matching ½” long tangerine coil at end.
  Remove wire bead from rod and cut off from spool. Cut wires from top.
  Holding wire bead by small tangerine coils gently stretch wire bead apart being careful not to distort shape.
  Cut a piece of non tarnish silver wire approx 8″ long. Using round nose pliers make a loop at one of wire.
  Insert straight end of wire through tangerine coil.
  Insert wire through dice.
  Insert wire through top tangerine coil. Using round nose pliers make random loops with excess wire.
Add pendant to chain with lobster clasp.