December brings a wealth of new kaleidoscopes that are perfect as holiday gifts or for your own enjoyment!
Vintage “Original Illusion” pieces by Wildwood use interchangeable space tubes to create ever-changing images. Apres LaPluie of France brings us the metal teleidoscope with many wonderful reflections. Or, discover the exceptional Cone #15 by Charles Karadimos, a swirl of lavender-and-white stained glass in a graduated cone shape with its own base.
Debra and Kevin Healy offer sterling silver necklaces with wearable images. The Feeling Groovy kaleidoscope necklace has plumeria blooms on the outside and colorful beach glass inside a handmade, 1 3/16-inch length. The Love Bird kaleidoscope necklace features a carefully carved Love Bird in a tropical setting and also uses frosted beach glass inside its nearly 2-inch length. Both have 24-inch sterling silver chains.
For a unique gift, check out Gourd Gifts by Rhonda James. Using a real gourd, the exterior is hand painted, has a brass eyepiece and sits on a cherry-wood base. We also have Excellerations, a wooden, refillable piece that acts as a science project to show the inner workings of a kaleidoscope.
Stained Glass or Wood?
Kathleen Hunt and Joanne Jacobs create lovely works of stained-glass art, and Peggy and Steve Kittelson continue their beautiful stained-glass series as well. Meanwhile, Luc and Sallie Durette offer gorgeous wooden designs with stunning images.
You can find all of December’s new kaleidoscopes at KaleidoscopesToYou.com. Leave us a comment, and let us know which one new kaleidoscope is your favorite!