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Kaleidoscope Artist Highlight: Marc Tickle

Kaleidoscope artist Marc Tickle takes an innovative approach to his work. He creates some of the most sought after collectibles. All of his pieces are handcrafted with a unique technique that involves reverse painting, so rich colors can be viewed inside. His mirror systems are extremely creative and are welcomed by any collector.

Kaleidoscopes by Marc Tickle

Peek-A-Boo Box Blue 2

Providing magic for the eyes, the Peek-A-Boo kaleidoscope includes a 5-Point star mandala. The square design is a welcome departure of the traditional round style. Inside, a glass dragonfly sculpture adds beauty and interest. For maximum viewing pleasure, the eyepiece is slightly larger than a normal kaleidoscope.

Conservatory Kaleidoscope

This extraordinary work of art contains a glass barrel with a full pane of surface mirror. Half of a glass dragonfly is mounted on the front of the mirror, which creates an illusion that it is flying. The pedestal is created with reverse painted glass in a beautiful emerald green color. Each piece contains Marc’s etched signature. Since only a limited number of the Conservatory kaleidoscopes are produced, they’re sure to turn into items of great value.

Blue Glass Teleidoscope

A teleidoscope is a different twist on a classic kaleidoscope. Instead of viewing patterns of objects inside the instrument, a person views patterns from items outside the instrument. This blue glass teleidoscope is extremely elegant. The blue shiny body is accented by the silver eyepiece, and a small walnut base is included for display.

You can see all of the stunning kaleidoscopes by Marc Tickle we have to offer at KaleidoscopesToYou.com.

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. KaleidoscopesToYou.com 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 KaleidoscopesToYou.com. Which unique kaleidoscope is your favorite? Let us know by commenting below.

Kaleidoscope Magic for Friday the 13th!

Need a little color magic to cure your Friday the 13th blues this January?

Here’s a kaleidoscope that has just the right magic and math background to chase away all those troubles!

Peek a Box in Blue

Peek a Box in Blue

The Peek a Box in Blue is handcrafted by Marc Tickle who is inspired by his love of magic and his amazement of mathematics principles.

This scope is actually hidden under an interior panel of mirror that has half of a lampworked, sculpted glass dragonfly mounted onto the mirror.

Peek A Box Dragonfly

Peek A Box Dragonfly

This is a magical kaleidoscope hidden under a lovely optical sculpture. Marc has combined his lampworking, Japanese printed papers and his reverse painted glass to create every part of this exquisite kaleidoscope. If this is still sounding like magic in motion, watch our YouTube demonstration video.
Peek A Box Kaleidoscope on YouTube

Another great kaleidoscope to chase away the January blues is a Mystic Rapture in Cobalt Blue. This Cobalt Blue glass statement is a timeless kaleidoscope with incredible interior images.

Kittleson Mystic Rapture Kaleidoscope in Cobalt Blue

Kittleson Mystic Rapture Kaleidoscope in Cobalt Blue

Kittleson Cobalt Mystic Rapture Interior Image

Kittleson Cobalt Mystic Rapture Interior Image

Another Interior Image from Kittleson Cobalt Mystic Rapture

Another Interior Image from Kittleson Cobalt Mystic Rapture

Steve Kittleson slumps the exterior glass and then uses traditional stained glass technique to create the barrel that holds the fabulous 2 mirror system. Peggy Kittleson lampworks the glass to create the incredible object cell that creates the color inside this kaleidoscope. Enjoy and chase away those January blues!