The noodle necklace 2.0

Thursday May 28th, 2015

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Hello quails!

When you were younger, did you offer presents for Mother’s, Father’s, Grandmother’s Day? I adored that! I spent hours in the workshop of my dad to make wooden objects, or at home to prepare poems or cards secretly in my room. And that very morning I got up before everybody else to prepare the breakfast and to serve it at the bed!

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Today I live far from my family, but I always try to spoil them. I try to think of small gifts that I can send per mail. For this Mother’s Day present, I thought about the gifts my brother and I were offering when we were young, and I wondered if we already made the traditional noodle necklace. I am sure we made it, but I can’t remember. Then I thought that it would be funny to rethink this noodle necklace and to make a version 2.0!

Arm yourself with patience and accuracy and let’s go!

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First, take alphabet pasta and sort out the letters to write your message.

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Then, paint the noodles. Several choices are possible. I used nail polish and acrylic. Nail polish takes too long to dry, so I preferred acrylic.

Put two coats of paint then one coat of varnish on each side (wait a few minutes between each layer).

You must be meticulous and you also need to use a tweezer or a wooden pick to hold in place the pasta. As supporting surface for painting the noodles, choose a ceramic or plastic surface. If you go for paper it will stick to the pasta and even more when it will dry.

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To stick the noodles to a thread, flip you noodles vertically in a symmetric way. Take a not too thin and flexible woolen thread to make gluing the pasta easier. Put a little bit of ultra-strong glue on your pasta and stick them to the thread. Wait until the glue dries.

You can make a knot to close the necklace or add a clasp to your thread.

This necklace is rather thin and it’s necessary to be meticulous to make it. It is a like a precious jewel! Then you can pack it in a pretty box. I am sure that this reference to the traditional noodle necklace will delight your mom! Happy Mother’s Day!

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