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A Kaleidoscope Artist Spotlight: Jan and Michael Collier

Jan and Michael Collier are a second generation husband and wife team of kaleidoscope artists. They are a part of the family business Collier Studios which began in 1985. They use their artistic talents to create amazing kaleidoscopes that are featured in a variety of series.

Spirit Series Kaleidoscopes
The kaleidoscopes within the spirit series are made of a durable acrylic. It uses a two-mirror system that displays a breathtaking image inside. The kaleidoscopes are designed to allow light to come in through the sides which adds to the beauty of the image inside. The eyepiece includes a dust cover that slides on to keep it clean. This series is both durable and affordable.

Seashell Sprit Series Kaleidoscopes
This series is made using a durable acrylic and is designed with seashell and starfish artwork on the exterior. It has a two-mirror system that allows you to see the tiny seashells and colorful pieces inside. The eyepiece includes a dust cover to keep it clean.

Chrome Series Kaleidoscopes
This series uses three different mirror systems within it. A Vortex Tunnel mirror System, two-mirror system, and three-mirror system are all used. It is made with acrylic and chrome with bright colorful clay pieces on the inside giving the viewer beautiful images to look at.

Cherry Blossom Kaleidoscopes
The Cherry Blossom kaleidoscopes are made using an acrylic material for the exterior. The interior displays beautiful colors that create designs related to cherry blossoms on the inside.

Peacekeeper Wooden Kaleidoscopes
This series is made using solid woods which provide a beautiful exterior. The interior gives you a view of a five point star of bright colors, through a two-mirror system.

Which is your favorite kaleidoscope by Jan and Michael Collier?


From Kaleidoscope of Color: Volume 1 to Kaleidoscope of Color: Volume 6, we’ve taken you through every color of the rainbow, listing songs by some of your favorite artists. When you put every color together you get a beautiful rainbow, which brings us to Kaleidoscope of Color: Volume 7. In our final Kaleidoscope of Color playlist, we’ll feature some of our favorite colorful songs about rainbows. Sit back, and enjoy the many colors of the rainbow through your kaleidoscope toys, with this great playlist of songs!

1. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Judy Garland
2. “She’s a Rainbow” The Rolling Stones
3. “The Rainbow Connection” Kermit the Frog
4. “Rainbow” Mariah Carey
5. “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” Alice Cooper
6. “Rainbow in the Dark” Dio
7. “Like a Fading Rainbow” Jenny Wilson
8. “Silver Rainbow” Genesis
9. “Rainbow Eyes” Brian Wilson
10. “Blinded by Rainbows” The Rolling Stones
11. “Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows” Lesley Gore
12. “Rainbows All Over Your Blues” John Sebastian
13. “Catch the Rainbow” Rainbow
14. “Rainbow Connection” Willie Nelson
15. “Rainbow Valley” Love Affair
16. “Rainbow High” Madonna
17. “Colours of the Rainbow” Italobrothers

What’s your favorite song about rainbows? Let us know in the comments below!

Kaleidoscope of Color: Volume 6

There are many colors to a rainbow, and when you look through the lens of your kaleidoscope, you’ll be treated to a beautiful scene of every dancing color imaginable. Over the last few weeks, you’ve rocked out to grungy green songs, mellow yellow and radical red, but now it’s time to pump your fists in the air for one of the final installments of our Kaleidoscopes of Color blog series, which features songs with the color purple.

1. “A Man in a Purple Dress” The Who
2. “Violet” Seal
3. “Purple Dancer” Fleetwood Mac
4. “Purple Haze” Jimi Hendrix
5. “Green Grow the Lilacs” Johnny Cash
6. “Purple Rain” Prince
7. “Violet Hill” Cold Play
8. “My Favorite Plum” – Suzanne Vega
9. “Purple Gang” – Proof
10. “Purple Heather” Rod Stewart
11. “The Purple People Eater” Sheb Wooley
12. “Purple Stain” Red Hot Chili Peppers
13. “Deep Purple” Nino Tempo & April Stevens
14. “Last Purple Sky” Lake of Tears
15. “Purple Daises” The Scrubs
16. “Amethyst Rockstar” – Saul Williams
17. “White and Purple” Chet Haze
18. “Sweet, Sweet Purple” Freezing Frog
19. “Peach, Plum, Pear” – Joanna Newsome
20. “The Plum Song” Snow

Do you have a song about the color purple that we didn’t list? Let us know by leaving a comment below. Stay tuned for our final installment of Kaleidoscope of Color, which will feature a rainbow selection of songs!

What’s New at Kaleidoscopes To You in January?

At Kaleidoscopes To You, we’re kicking the New Year off with some great new kaleidoscope designs! From classic wooden kaleidoscopes to cute kaleidoscopes for kids, there’s something for everyone in our newest selection of kaleidoscope products!

Fenton Art Glass

Fenton Art Glass

” Decorate a child’s bedroom, nursery or playroom with adorable hand-painted, glass figurines from Fenton Art Glass. Some of our latest designs include a red cardinal, key lime green rocking horse, patriotic egg on stand, and a golden ebony elephant.
” Children will love learning about kaleidoscopes and colors as they color in The Art of Coloring, coloring kaleidoscope book by Artist Charles Karadimos.
” Squeeze the mirror system in this polyangular wooden kaleidoscope by Artist Steven Gray, and watch the kaleidoscopes shapes and colors come to life!
” Paul and Susan Knox no longer make this beautiful vintage kaleidoscope, but we managed to get our hands on one from a collector who was downsizing her kaleidoscope collection. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a vintage Oasis kaleidoscope by artists Paul and Susan Knox!

You can see our entire selection of new kaleidoscopes at Make sure you check back at the beginning of next month to see what great products we have new in February!

Kaleidoscope of Color: Volume 5

We urge you to hold your kaleidoscope up to your eyes while listening to the songs on this week’s edition of Kaleidoscope of Color, which features songs about the color blue. While blue is often connected with feelings of sadness, we promise you’ll be whistling along to this playlist!

1. “Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye” Black Crowes
2. “Counting Blue Cars” – Dishwalla
3. “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” Jake Owen
4. “Electric Blue” – The Cranberries
5. “Beautiful Bluebird” – Neil Young
6. “Behind Blue Eyes” – The Who
7. “Forever in Blue Jeans” – Neil Diamond
8. “Blue Eyes” – Elton John
9. “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” – Willie Nelson
10. “Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles” – The Black Keys
11. “Blue Hawaii” – Elvis Presley
12. “Blue Highway” – Billy Idol
13. “When The Stars Go Blue” – Tim McGraw
14. “Blue Jay Way” – The Beatles
15. “Tangled Up In Blue” – Bob Dylan
16. “Blue Jean” – David Bowie
17. “Blue Lamp” Stevie Nicks
18. “Suite Madame Blue” – Styx
19. “Blue Morning, Blue Day” Foreigner
20. “Pleasantly Blue” – 4 Non Blondes
21. “Blue, Red, And Grey” – The Who
22. “Pale Blue Eyes” – R.E.M
23. “Blue Skies Bring Tears” – Smashing Pumpkins

What songs would you add to Kaleidoscope of Color: Volume 5? Keep your eye out for the sixth installment of our kaleidoscope playlist!

Kaleidoscope of Color: Volume 4

Last week we rocked your world with some great hits about the color yellow and shades of yellow. This week’s edition of Kaleidoscope of Color will feature songs about the earthy color green. We hope you enjoy Kaleidoscope of Color: Volume 4!

1. “A Certain Shade of Green” Incubus
2. “A Little Bit of Green” Elvis Presley
3. “Being Green” Van Morrison
4. “Big Green Country” Neil Young
5. “Emerald Eyes” Grave Digger
6. “Gold and Green” Sugarland
7. “Green Disease” Pearl Jam
8. “Green is the Colour” Pink Floyd
9. “Green Shirt” Elvis Costello
10. “Leaves that are Green” Simon and Garfunkel
11. “The Green Manalishi” Fleetwood Mac
12. “Emerald” Thin Lizzy
13. “Key Lime Pie” Kenny Chesney
14. “Wood Green Jam” The Grateful Dead
15. “The World’s Green Laughter” B-52’s
16. “Pale Green Stars” Everclear
17. “Green Grown the Rushes” R.E.M
18. “Green Eyes” Coldplay and Husker Du
19. “Another Kind of Green” John Mayer
20. “Avocado Green” Johnny Winter

What’s your favorite song about the color green or a shade of green? Let us know by leaving a comment below. Stay tuned next week for another jammin’ edition of Kaleidoscope of Color!

Kaleidoscope of Color: Volume 3

A few weeks ago, we released Kaleidoscope of Color: Volume 2, which included songs about the color orange or songs that featured the color orange in the title. This week, we’re releasing the latest installment of our kaleidoscope musical collection, Kaleidoscope of Color: Volume 3! This colorful playlist is chalk full of songs about the color yellow and its many shades. So grab your favorite kaleidoscope, and enjoy the colorful world around you as you listen to this sunny playlist!

1. “Black Gold” Soul Asylum
2. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” Elton John
3. “Yellow” Coldplay
4. “Lemon Crush” – Prince
5. “Amber Waves” Tori Amos
6. “Honey Hi” Fleetwood Mac
7. “Mean Mr. Mustard” The Beatles
8. “The Lemon Song” Led Zeppelin
9. “Mean Mustard Blues” The Doors
10. “Yellow Roses” Dolly Parton
11. “Yellow Submarine” The Beatles
12. “Girl with Golden Hair” Sixx AM
13. “Golden Country” REO Speedwagon
14. “Life is a Lemon & I Want my Lemon Back” – Meatloaf
15. “Yellow Ledbetter” Pearl Jam
16. “Amber Awaits” Blues Traveler
17. “Sweet Amber” Metallica
18. “Lemon” U2
19. “Honey Bee” Tom Petty
20. “Moon was Yellow” Frank Sinatra

What are some of your favorite songs about the color yellow? Let us know by leaving a comment below. Stay tuned next week, for Kaleidoscope of Color: Volume 4, which will include songs about the color green!

Introducing December’s New Kaleidoscopes

This holiday season, get your kaleidoscope hobbyists the perfect gift: his or her choice of unique kaleidoscopes from the collection at With perhaps the largest selection of kaleidoscopes of any online retailer, Kaleidoscopes To You offers a selection with prices that can make any gift giver happy. Here are some of our newest kaleidoscopes!

The Doug Johnson piece we have on sale is a beautiful copper vintage kaleidoscope that comes with its own stand and boasts a gorgeous handmade eye that is truly one of a kind.

The Arny Weinstein “Juhachi” piece is a wooden kaleidoscope for people who may be looking for a table centerpiece as well as a fully functioning visual experience.

The Mark Tickle Peek a Boo box is perfect for the kaleidoscope collector who has everything: The stained glass kaleidoscope includes a five point star mandala and a sculpted dragonfly.

These are only a few examples of the incredible selection of kaleidoscopes that we have in inventory from the world’s top artists. We have these as well as many other kaleidoscopes available at some of the best prices on the market. Be sure to come by the website before all of these one of a kind pieces have been picked up this holiday season!

Discover Unique Kaleidoscopes at Kaleidoscopes To You!

Many people think of toys when they think of kaleidoscopes. But did you know that there is a large community of artisans who create fabulous unique kaleidoscopes that are truly dazzling works of art. features a variety of imaginative creations that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are some of our favorite unique kaleidoscopes.

” Stained Glass Conservatory Kaleidoscope ” Kaleidoscope artist Marc Tickle created this limited edition parlor kaleidoscope using lampworked glass, dichroic, and reverse painted glass, as well as a beautiful sculpted dragonfly. Only two of these unbelievable stained glass kaleidoscopes have been created!

” Bubinga Boxed Kaleidoscope Set ” This exquisite kaleidoscope set was created by Carol and Mark Reynolds. It includes three easy-to-swap oil killed cells that screw on and off. These cells feature blue glitter, seashells, gold glitter, dichroic glass chips, and lampworked glass. Furthermore, the kaleidoscope is sealed on both ends to ensure dust cannot get inside.

” Whirling Fantasties #4 Wooden Kaleidoscope – Created by kaleidoscope master Steve Gray, this incredible wooden kaleidoscope offers infinite options. It features a turntable carousel and three teleidoscope barrels. The modified 3-mirror system used in this creation gives you a mandala central image, as well as a mind-blowing infinite peripheral view. It even won the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 Brewster Kaleidoscope Society Convention. This creation has to be seen to believe!

Kaleidoscopes To You is your source for fun one of a kind kaleidoscopes. You can see our entire selection of unique kaleidoscopes at Which unique kaleidoscope is your favorite? Let us know by commenting below.

Kaleidoscopes Make Fantastic Christmas Gifts

Whether you are shopping for a child or looking for something special for the kaleidoscope collector in your life, Kaleidoscopes To You has a wide variety of handmade Christmas presents for adults and fun kaleidoscope toys for children.

Popular Adult Selections:
” N & J Padauk Double Wheel Kaleidoscope ” This wooden kaleidoscope is handmade from fabulous solid Padauk and laminated woods. It features two wheels, which create amazing displays. This stunning kaleidoscope feels more expensive than the affordable price tag!
” Green Marble Egg Kaleidoscope with Stand ” A 3.5″ creation, this small marble egg-shaped kaleidoscope features a two-mirror system that creates a stunning 6-point star image. Due to the fact that it is made of marble, no two egg kaleidoscopes are alike!
” Large Red Fluid Fantasy Kaleidoscope ” The fluid fantasy kaleidoscope features a liquid motion wand, which contains colored fluid. When held properly, gravity creates a variety of beautiful shapes for you to enjoy.

Magnificent Options for Your Child:
” Classic Tin Toy Kaleidoscopes by Schylling ” Children and kids at heart are sure to enjoy this definitive kaleidoscope. It features a timeless tin exterior and spectacular optics with bright colors.
” Big Jazzy Toy Kaleidoscope ” Stock your child’s stocking with a music-themed kaleidoscope. This kaleidoscope is filled with a huge selection of brightly-colored beads, and features a high-grade cardboard exterior, decorated with colorful music notes.
Teleidoscopes Crystal Turners ” Any image can be turned into a pattern with these fabulous crystal turners. Also known as Teleidoscope, these selections come in a variety of colors.

Which kaleidoscopes are you hoping to find under the tree? Let us know by leaving a comment below.