Picture of Clove Necklace
This simple project can raise your status to super-boyfriend.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
-thin, ordinary sewing needle

-good quality sewing thread


-jewelry clasp

-microwavable, heat resistant bowl / saucepan (depending on method used)


-whole cloves - san francisco herb sells 4oz of whole cloves for $1.83. Its a good deal if you're local, but they have a $30 minimum for web orders. To my boyfriend's dismay, I have had no problem surpassing this minimum on two occasions. One warning: a pound of dill is a LOT of dill even if it is only $3. If you would like some dill and you are in the bay area, please, please contact me.
patapitsa4 years ago
What can I say? You are just brilliant!!! Well done! Nice necklece with nice perfume!!!
KMaq5 years ago
very nice! i am going to make some with cardamom pods and star anise! thanks for sharing! 
theHERO5 years ago
 THis is great!! Thanks so much for the idea, and great instructable!
RadiantLux5 years ago
This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing it. I like your photos. They are simple and elegant.
kylara706 years ago
I really like the idea of putting the black beads in place of the flowers, I was thinking "but the heds come OFFF!" when I first read the intro. The black beads would give the illusion that the heads stayed on. Nice instructible.
Really unique. I am going to try to make one. Very creative. Thanks so much for sharing.
I like! Needed something fun to wear at music fests this summer, and this seemed perfect! Not only will I look cool and hippie, I'll be smelling good too. :)
mrbob10006 years ago
sweet! that looks pretty cool, i might make one of those.
ephelba6 years ago
Ooo! What about using red white and green peppercorn! Maybe a nutmeg pendant?
RyuuKasai6 years ago
Hmmm... this looks really neat. Could you add , say, some sort of a cinnamon pendant in the center? I wonder if a cinnamon stick could be carved or embossed or sanded in some sort of way...
kelseymh6 years ago
So....does this keep Turkish vampires away?
The lovely smell of cloves comes from a chemical called eugenol. Besides the wonderful smell, it is used as a local anesthetic (chew on a clove and see how numb your tongue gets) and a component of a type of cement used to secure crowns on teeth.
oskay9 years ago
I imagine that you could do something similar with garlic to keep the vampires away.
i think that is sterotypical =P Just Kidding
iain0101006 years ago
The problem is when the cannibals get you. They'll be so impressed by the flavor they'll start hunting down the rest of us.
I think I'll be making one of these today. I need something to do that doesn't require a lot of movement. :D
dkrmwiz8 years ago
ooooh! i like that! i love the smell of cloves!
lyndsey9 years ago
Hmm... wouldn't smell quite as beautiful, though! :D This is really neat, I'll have to try it some time.
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Robotrix9 years ago
this is an awesome project with beautiful results. I can't get enough of everyday object jewellery!
cookiedough (author) 9 years ago
Thanks for the other links. Good question about the scratching, but they have never bothered me. They're actually very light and comfortable to wear--I hardly notice them.
radiorental9 years ago
Thats very pretty, I love cloves.. so many wonderful uses and 1

But question, dont they scratch a little?