Category Archives: What’s New at KTU

Late stage of Remodel on Independence Day Weekend

Here is a video walkthrough of Late stage of Remodel on Independence Day Weekend .

Karl and I are so excited and grateful for our business to be at this stage on this Independence Day weekend.

Kaleidoscopes To You is here for a long time. We feel that we are preparing our facility for the long term and we have new products and markets in mind for the future as well. Keep watching!

Teleidoscopes and Kaleidoscopes from N & J Enterprises

Just returned from the ACRE show in Las Vegas!

It’s wonderful to spend time with other artists! It’s always great to spend time with our partners on the wholesale side; Jim and Nancy Koscheski. And it’s even better when our existing galleries love the new items!

Nancy, Jim, Karl and I design and create this elegant and affordable line of teleidoscopes and wooden

We introduced 4 new pieces at the ACRE show and fabulous response to them.
Watch for them soon at the above link. We are redesigning the 11 inch tube into a 9 inch tube. This will improve the optics and also bring the price down slightly. Definitely a Win-Win!

12 inch Wheel N&J Kaleidoscope in Padauk Marquetry

12 inch Wheel N&J Kaleidoscope in Padauk Marquetry

Watch for this pattern of Padauk with laminated Ebony, Teak and JalNeem wood to show up on our egg shaped kaleidoscope!

Example of Padauk with Laminated Woods

Example of Padauk with Laminated Woods

And watch for this pocket piece to show up as a kaleidoscope! We are now able to offer this very affordable scope as a kaleidoscope as well as a teleidoscope!

New Padauk Pocket Kaleidoscope

New Padauk Pocket Kaleidoscope

We intend to ignore the economic headlines and forge ahead. We are enthused and excited to be offering this line of kaleidoscopes! And we know that the future is bright AND colorful just like our kaleidoscopes!

Signed Glass Marbles

Not just kaleidoscopes, we feature gorgeous Signed Glass Marbles here at Kaleidoscopes To You.
In fact, we offer so many gorgeous one-of-a-kind marbles, we have created an entire section just devoted to Marbles.

Marble artists we started carrying in 2008 are the Mazet Brothers. These 3 brothers work together to create amazing Vortex, Galaxy and whimisical marbles.

Here’s one of my favorites! A dichroic butterfly trapped with the marble.

Mazet Butterfly Marble

Mazet Butterfly Marble

Here’s a link to our YouTube Channel for Kaleidoscopes To You showing this marble in motion.

Then the Mazet Brothers get really crazy with the lampworking on the outside to make some stellar and whimsical paperweights. Take a look at this frog perched atop a Vortex!

Mazet Frog on Vortex

Mazet Frog on Vortex

Here’s some video that shows the size and glimmer within this gorgeous petite glass sculpture.
Mazet Frog on Vortex on YouTube

which kaleidoscope artists have made it to Karl and Jean’s personal collection?

OK So do you wonder which kaleidoscope artists have made it to Karl and Jean’s personal collection?

Judith Paul and Tom Durden – Judith’s color sense and Tom’s mirrors are a fantastic combination. And their scopes reflect their vibrant and open personalities.

Corki Weeks – This woman is an absolute Maven of the Kaleidoscope. Our piece of Corki’s work is a brass Griffin pedestal scope with one of the first double mirror systems.
Sydney’s favorite as well! enough said.

Glenn Straub. Some of the best polarized cells ever.

Van Cort Instruments. Need these for historical archive and for prototypes.

Janice Chesnik. The best wheel kaleidoscopes ever designed.

Deborah and Kevin Healy. Karl has picked out many for Jean as gifts and Deborah and Jean share a birthday as well!

David Kalish. Specially designed cell for an early Hypochondriac.

Carolyn Bennett Baby gifts from Carolyn for our daughters!

Skeeter and Peter DeMattia – Baby Bottle kaleidoscope sent to us as a baby gift from Mary Wills and Sally Dryer.

Dean Krause. The last Oneness ring we had in stock. Had to keep it.
Marc Tickle Pinnacle. Just really fun to play with as it has the objects rolling around within the mirror system.

Charles Karadimos – 2 pods that we selected from his studio. One cobalt blue and the other terra cotta and sage speckled.

Bob McWilliam – Hand held stained glass with interchangeable cells. Just really cool and endless. Fun to play with the lamp worked glass and feel it in the hand. Lauren’s favorite!

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