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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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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Snowflakes and Kaleidoscopes. No 2 are ever alike. And within the kaleidoscope, no 2 images will ever be exactly repeated. Perfect kaleidoscope for a foggy, frosty winter day.
Here are 2 of my favorite snowflake themed kaleidoscopes!
The Durettes make this gorgeous snowflake style kaleidoscope. With this masked 3 mirror system, the image created appears to be many snowflakes floating in your view.
Interior Image like Snowflakes
Another Snowflake Interior Image
Here is a great value in a snowflake theme kaleidsocope created by Collier Studios.
Are you searching for the perfect Christmas toys? Toys that don’t require batteries and may spark an imagination? Try kaleidoscopes in the stockings!
At Kaleidoscopes To You, we have a wide range of toys available that are perfect and affordable enough to put one in every stocking.
Take a look at the Jazzy Kaleidoscope available in many different themes. The perfect solution for when they all must have different yet equal gifts!
Many styles of Small Jazzy Kaleidoscopes
Looking for something more glittery and fun? The liquid motion kaleidoscopes start at $5.00!
keychain liquid motion kaleidoscope
Here’s one of our favorite kaleidoscope kits!
toy kaleidoscope kit
Here is an inexpensive optical toy, the dragonfly eye. The least expensive piece that we offer so these can fit your party favor budget.
Dragonfly Eye Optical Toy
Here Kaleidoscopes To You, our facility is located across from a cornfield in Manly, IA.
Kaleidoscopes To You Facility
But inside, the shelves are stocked and we are ready to ship whichever kaleidoscope for sale.
Shelf full of kaleidoscopes ready to ship
In fact, the first of every month, we recount the entire inventory to double check that every kaleidoscope for sale is in stock and ready to ship! So bring on the shopping list, curl up in your jammies at 2 in the morning and get that holiday shopping done online with confidence!
Here’s the whole team!
People often ask us “What is the most popular color in a kaleidoscope?” The answer is blue. Blue is a calm and soothing color; something people are always searching for in the hectic, modern life. And here are some of my favorite Blue scope options covering all styles and prices.
This Liquid Motion Kaleidoscope has a great bang for the buck. Many people describe the interior image as fireworks within a scope!
Blue Liquid Motion Kaleidoscope
Here’s a fun and whimsical design in gorgeous blue stained glass and fused glass. Kathleen Hunt creates an airplane that is a kaleidoscope!
The perfect holiday gift for a pilot!
Blue Airplane Kaleidoscope by Kathleen Hunt
If you are looking for the ultimate blue kaleidoscope, look no further than the work of kaleidoscope artist Charles Karadimos.
Cone Blue Kaleidoscope by Charles Karadimos
Charles is celebrating 30 years of kaleidoscope artistry this year and we have been honored to carry his work for 28 of those 30 years. Thank you Charles for creating such amazing kaleidoscopes! You can browse through some of Charles’ work here
Watch a few minutes of this work in action at the following link to YouTube.
YouTube Video of Blue Cone Kaleidoscope by Kaleidoscope Artist, Charles Karadimos
Sara Bareilles Kaleidoscope Heart Beautiful new song by Sara Bareilles! Kaleidoscope Heart. We have many kaleidoscopes that could match such a lovely and enchanting song. Take a look at this scope embellished with a heart by David Kalish.
Heart Teleidoscope by Kalish