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I found this unique sphere at Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery in Grapevine, Texas, and bought it for its obvious beauty. This hand made Vortex Marble is signed and dated by the glass artist on the back (see pic #5, use zoom feature to see "M07" and read more about Mazet Studios below).

Using a combination of beadweaving techniques that I have personally designed over the years to convert undrilled balls into pendants, I wove a simple beaded structure around it, overlaid a beaded tube for the beading wire, then strung the necklace with chrysocolla ovals and an eclectic mix of seed, pony, faceted glass and natural Howlite beads. I chose to string the necklace rather than beadweave it so that there would be a minimum of distraction surrounding this lovely marble.

To check out some of my other wearable marbles and spheres, please visit:

.....and to find out how and why I began using marbles in jewelry, please read my Bio here:

Length: 20.5" to 21.5" with adjustable Sterling Silver clasp
Marble diameter: 1.25"

Piece is signed by both artists: Mazet Studios on the marble back (see pic #5) and myself, nDc sterling silver tag on necklace.

Thank you for looking at this one-of-a-kind piece!

Gemstone History and Lore:
For thousands of years, Chrysocolla has been the stone of conciliation and reassurance throughout the world. The ancient Egyptians called it a “wise stone,” because those who wore it came up with clever compromises while also being protected from psychological damage. It was said to make violently-tempered people sensitive and tolerant. This may be why Cleopatra carried a Chrysocolla with her wherever she went. Chrysocolla is said to calm over-excited nerves and lower stress while reducing anger.

Howlite is used to help release stress and bring calm alertness. Its white color provides strength. Wearing Howlite reduces anger, stress and painful emotions. Some people use Howlite to help get a restful sleep and assistance in recalling dreams.


Mazet Studio (from their website)

Mazet Studios is the work of the three Mazet brothers: Joshua, Eli, and Tim from Eugene, Oregon. Eugene is recognized as a national center for lampwork glass, and home of the Eugene Public Glass School.

Josh Mazet received his BFA in Ceramics from the University of Oregon in 1999. After graduating he was invited into the Fine Arts Department as a resident artist. For three years he maintained a studio, instructed the wood fired ceramics class which included students and community members, and led 15 fires in the university’s Anagama Kiln.

Timothy Mazet is the youngest of the Mazet brothers, and the most naturally gifted artist. He has a great eye for detail and precision, which can be seen in his Dichroic Vortex marbles. He had always enjoyed drawing, and is a self taught tattoo artist. In 2000, Tim expressed interest in glass to Josh and together they quickly set up a small glass studio.

Eli Mazet might be the most passionate glass artists you could ever meet. Setting up his own studio space within months of TIm, he was soon on his torch 30-40 hours a week. In a few years Eli accomplished a level of skill that would take most people a lifetime Eli's enthusiasm for glass is contagious , and soon he found outlets for his glass on the Oregon Coast.
Recently Eli has begun painting, using subject matters he has made in glass, bringing his frogs, whales, and joy of making art to the canvas.

Three brothers working together allows for a great range of expression, and unlimited potential. Our sources of inspiration are varied, as are our personalities. Ultimately we seek to make beautiful objects for people to enjoy and cherish for lifetimes. We love what we do.

Our work has received recognition and awards, most proudly the Eugene Public Glass School's 2006 Peoples Choice Award. Josh and El now regularly instruct lampworking from their private studio and at various schools throughout the U.S.


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Flower Vortex Marble Necklace


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: hand made marble, seed beads, fireline, chrysocolla beads, howlite beads, SS adjustable clasp, heavy beading wire, Czech glass FP beads, pony beads, nDc jewlery tag
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 28 reviews
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