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Introducing October’s Popular New Kaleidoscopes

With the cooler autumn months upon us, everyone starts spending more time indoors, looking for new and exciting activities. Now is the ideal time to browse through the new inventory of new kaleidoscopes at KaleidescopestoYou.com. We have many new and different Japanese kaleidoscopes and vintage kaleidoscopes on our pages that we have brought in from all over the United States.

Japanese kaleidoscopes are always popular sellers. Brand new in our inventory are wood wand kaleidoscopes by Japanese artist Sakai. These inexpensive kaleidoscopes with wonderful optics come in multi-colors and green for your viewing pleasure. Sakai’s Miniwand in teal is also a unique item.

Not to be outdone, KaleidscopestoYou.com also has an extensive collection of fine vintage kaleidoscopes in stock that are idea for collectors or even as gifts for those individuals for whom no one can ever find a gift. Take a look at our unique wooden or stained glass kaleidoscopes. Each is lovingly crafted and range far from the norm as thoughtful gifts. Choose from items crafted by artists such as Glen Staub whose Paragon features a six-point polarized cell encased in zebra wood and walnut, a stained glass two wheel handheld model by Bob Ade or the handmade three-wheel vintage model.

Into the Looking Glass – A Kaleidoscope Artist Spotlight: Bob & Grace Ade

This month, we shine our KaleidoscopesToYou.com Kaleidoscope Artist Spotlight on Bob and Grace Ade, whose modern kaleidoscope art creations are among the favorites at our store. Their stained glass and modern art kaleidoscopes are masterworks of visual art.

For the Ade’s, it all began with candle making in New Jersey, but the discovery of a stained glass kaleidoscope in a gift shop drew the pair to scope-making. An interest in art and glass prompted Grace and Bob to learn glass fusing and glass blowing techniques, which they could use for their kaleidoscope designs. Bob’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University has helped him design and build his visual spectacles.

Years have passed since their kaleidoscope discovery, and Grace and Bob now call Seattle, Washington home. Kaleidoscope creation has overtaken much of their house on Puget Sound. They’ve raised six children, five of whom help them when kaleidoscope orders are too numerous for the couple to handle. The Ade’s have designed 40 different kaleidoscope models, with a focus on generating beautiful, interesting images within their scopes.

While Bob and Grace enjoy traveling throughout the United States, visiting and trading with other kaleidoscope artists, their future plans include the creation of more kaleidoscopes.
At KaleidoscopesToYou.com, we carry a large selection of stained glass and modern art kaleidoscopes from Grace and Bob Ade. Check out their wonderful creations yourself today.