This month we have a fantastic selection of new kaleidoscopes to share! Not only will they delight you with beautiful, endlessly shifting images, they’re also lovely enough to grace any mantle, table or desk.
- The showpiece this month is Steven Gray’s Phantom. The exceptional outer design and stunning inner display drew enough attention at this year’s Brewster International Kaleidoscope Society Convention to win the People’s Choice Award. It’s a limited edition, so don’t miss out!
Steven Gray’s Phantom
- If you enjoy wooden kaleidoscopes, take a look at Twilight 2 by Shelley and Randy Knapp. It uses an oil-filled cell and two-mirror system to create beautiful five-point mandala images.
- For an international flair, try works by German kaleidoscope artist Lothar Lempp. These compact kaleidoscopes are beautifully made with exteriors of inlaid wood and dry cells, featuring hand lamp-worked glass. We also have a gorgeous French vintage kaleidoscope by Apres la Pluie with handmade paper exterior and real glass pieces.
- Steve and Peggy Kittelson bring us a collection of beautiful and colorful Mystic Rapture kaleidoscopes with slumped-glass exteriors and combinations of dichroic, flame-worked and lamp-worked glass creating dramatic images.
- Don’t miss Judith Paul’s new interchangeable kaleidoscopes! You’ll enjoy a seemingly endless array of beauty by exchanging multiple oil-filled cells within a single body. Each kaleidoscope comes with one puck.
We’re sure you’ll love the selection of new kaleidoscopes available at KaleidoscopesToYou.com this month. Choose yours today!
We recently received a new shipment of great new kaleidoscopes in which we’re sure you’ll be interested. After all, where else can you find such a great collection of these beautiful optical devices except at Kaleidoscopes to you?
This month’s collection of new kaleidoscopes includes:
- String of Pearls, a stunning device by Judith Paul and Tom Durden embellished with a net of pearls on the barrel.
- Marblescope in Black Texture Glass by Sue Rioux looks like it is made of small bubbles.
- Ideal for placement in a nautically themed room, the Beach Glass Kaleidoscope in Greens has real beach glass on the exterior, as well as in the prism.
- Give that special child with a spring birthday the Frogs and Toads Kaleidoscope by Gemini, featuring colorful drawings of these creatures on the outside with an array of colorful beads for viewing on the interior.
- Our latest vintage offering is 1998 Rainsong by Luc and Sallie Durette, with a finely crafted wooden exterior.
Kaleidoscopes to You constantly adds new inventory. Check our pages often for the latest in collectible and toy kaleidoscopes to give as gifts or for yourself.
One of the joys of our Kaleidoscopes To You store is helping people find the many different types of kaleidoscopes for sale. Not only will people find toy kaleidoscopes, appropriate for children of all ages, they’ll also discover many kaleidoscope models that are complete works of art. Here’s a sampling of some of our unique kaleidoscopes for sale:
” The Time Machine in white iridescent by artist Bob Rioux allows the viewer to view image with both eyes, through a time machine series. Can you imagine a more unique kaleidoscope experience?
” Intertwined, by Randy and Shelley Knapp, features a non-traditional look with the kaleidoscope sitting on a wooden stand. This creative kaleidoscope features a double object chamber, allowing the colors to intertwine.
” Three Mirror Time Fly in Bubinga by Henry Bergeson is another wooden kaleidoscope with maple accents and an oil-filled cell.
” New Directions Kaleidoscope by Judith Paul and Tom Durden is a parlor piece in bronze that makes a distinct statement!
” Ideal for a nautical themed room, the Seashell Collector Kaleidoscope by Judith Paul and Tom Durden is displayed on a stand, featuring delicate seashells.
” The N&J 8-Inch Long Double Wheel Kaleidoscope is the perfect gift for every kaleidoscope lover!
” Designed by Ken and Dore Wilhoite, the Red Heart Ceramic Kaleidoscope features a two-mirror system with seven points of interior symmetry.
You can find these and many more kaleidoscopes for sale at KaleidoscopesToYou.com.
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I just love summertime. Especially early summer right now when the corn is up and the fields and trees surrounding our gallery are every shade of green. This is the season that inspired many of Grant Wood’s paintings. In fact, he spent his last summer painting at Clear Lake, IA only 30 miles away from us.
Summertime inspires some lovely and playful kaleidoscopes too. Butterflies, dragonglies and all things summer have a way of showing up in and on scopes.
Luc and Sallie Durette have a new way to show of the beauty of the butterfly. Their great handheld scope, the Cosmo can now feature an inlay of wood with a beautiful butterfly inset.
Durette Cosmo with Butterfly Inlay
The intricate mirror system mimics the folding of wings too.
Interior Image of Durette Cosmo
Watch the video demonstration at this link!
Durette Cosmo Kaleidoscope with Butterfly Inlay
If you live far from the ocean as we do in Iowa, The Shell Collector by Judith Paul is a lovely way to capture the spirit of the sea.
The Shell Collector by Judith Paul
Interior Image from Shell Collector Kaleidoscope
And if you need a quick souvenir after your summertime trip to the beach, take a look at this motif in the Jazzy Kaleidoscope!
Summertime Jazzy Kaleidoscope
We love Summertime here at Kaleidoscopes To You so much we try and capture a bit of it inside kaleidoscopes whenever we can!
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Tagged butterfly, buy a kaleidoscope, Durette, Judith Paul, kaleidoscope, kaleidoscope for sale, kaleidoscopes, Kaleidoscopes To You, scope, scopes, shell kaleidoscope, Tom Durden, unique butterfly gift, where to buy a kaleidoscope;
Value is a concept I’ve been thinking about recently. Value is not the price you pay but what greater benefits you receive for the product for which you parted with some of your treasure.
We are often asked what creates a great value in a kaleidoscope. Value comes from quality materials, good construction, an aesthetic quality that is personal as well as the rarity of the piece.
Some friends were Facebook chatting about a $50 butter dish from a high end kitchen retailer. For $50, you could select a Spirit Kaleidoscope by the Collier Studios. This scope creates great value by using ABS plastic for the housing and FeMo clay for the interior object cells. No skimping on the mirror system or optics however and you have a great scope with a 2 mirror system.
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Spirit Kaleidoscope by the Colliers
For $100 (or a bit more), you can get a decent pair of shoes. For that same price, you could select a fabulous stained glass kaleidoscope by a number of artists such as Kathleen Hunt, David Sugich or Joanne Jacobs.
For $200, you can have a great meal in a great restaurant with fabulous wine. Or you can have an extraordinary signed, unique piece of art by Judith Paul or kaleidoscope jewelry by the Healy’s.
Healy Sterling Silver Kaleidoscope Necklaces
So value is your own personal judgment as to what is precious to you. Here at Kaleidoscopes To You, we search out the best values in scopes so that you have the best balance of optics, art and price in your kaleidoscopic experience.
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In working in this wonderful world of kaleidoscopes, fabulous and inspiring people have entered our lives. Judith Paul and Tom Durden are 2 such people for Karl and I.
Judith and Tom were an unlikely love story to start but they have built an incredible life full of color and love. Judith’s background is in color. Color preservation to be exact. She is a highly respected restoration artist and has restored paintings in many exclusive and famous art collections. Tom brings engineering and precision to match Judith’s color palettes. This combination implodes within their fabulous kaleidoscopes.
Exterior of Monet's Japanese Bridge Kaleidoscope
Interior Image with Iris from Monet's Japanese Bridge Kaleidoscope
Monet’s Japanese Garden is an lovely example of how this works.
Delicate lavendars, blues and pinks bloom inside the object cell with a unique arc for a mirror system.
Youtube Video of Monet\'s Japanese Bridge by Judith Paul
Judith has so much inspiration, she has plenty to share! Christine Feehan has been the latest person to be inspired by Judith. The most recent book is Spirit Bound
The main character is Judith Henderson, a painter and kaleidoscope artist whose main love interest is Thomas Vincent…..
Judith’s life is filled with color and love. This book is inspired by this and we are honored that Judith includes is in a corner of her vibrant life!
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