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What’s New At Kaleidoscopes To You This May?

Do you know what the start of a new month means? Well, at KaleidscopesToYou.com it means shimmery, shinny, colorful new kaleidoscopes, of course! While the latest selections for 2014 have been pretty great thus far, the new kaleidoscopes available in May are extraordinary! Check them out!

Time Fly in Bubinga

This month’s collection of new kaleidoscopes includes:

  • If you love all things futuristic than the Wooden Kaleidoscope “Time Fly in Bubinga” by Henry Bergeson is a perfect addition to your collection. This sculptural work of art is made of wood, features an aerodynamic design and includes sculpted fimo clay pieces, brass beads, glass beads, and vibrant gemstones.
  • Randy and Shelley Knapp, two Master craftsmen in the field, have introduced a great new series of kaleidoscopes with the “Tanoshii” #117. Start a new collection with the first kaleidoscope in this series, featuring a solid wood body and bright colors that fill the hand lamp worked oil filled cell.
  • Who said bigger is always better? Certainly not us! Check out the new “mini escape” brass kaleidoscope by artist N & J. Great things come in small packages and this new kaleidoscope is no exception!

At KaleidoscopesToYou.com we’re always on the search for the best and brightest kaleidoscopes. Check back often, as we update our selection frequently throughout the month!

What Everyone Needs To Know About Buying the Perfect Kaleidoscope

The kaleidoscope has been a popular and magnificent gift since it was invented by Sir David Brewster in the 1800s. Since then, kaleidoscopes have evolved from a basic tube with a pair of mirrors and beads, to more stylish models with endless color variations and patterns. With all kinds of options available, we provided a guide on how to buy the perfect kaleidoscope for yourself or that special someone.

” For whom are you buying a Kaleidoscope? If the kaleidoscope is for a child, then inexpensive toy models with vibrant colors are recommended. If you are buying for an adult or yourself, then look for higher quality models with clear and crisp images. Try to choose one with a stylish exterior, so it can be beautifully displayed at home.
” Are you buying for a collector? Are you purchasing a kaleidoscope for someone with a collection, or will he or she be a first time owner? Try to give collectors a model that is new to them. If he has several brass kaleidoscopes, order him a chrome one. If this is your first kaleidoscope purchase, try shopping for hand crafted wooden styles that are affordable and look elegant when displayed on a coffee table.
” Speak with professionals. Kaleidoscopes To You has a dedicated customer service team that will help you with your special purchase.
” Do you want it engraved? Kaleidoscopes already are an art in themselves, but adding a touch of personalization can make them even more special. Whether it’s someone’s name, a company name, or even a brief message, engraved kaleidoscopes are perfect for adding another level of thoughtfulness.

Kaleidoscopes are a fantastic gift for any occasion. We have hundreds of beautifully crafted kaleidoscopes for sale that will leave users in awe at the delightful magic they create.

5 Eclectic Graduation Gifts

Finding the right gift for a college graduate can be difficult, especially one that matches their personality. This can be especially true for those graduates who may not be interested in money, a fancy pen set, frames, and other traditional graduation gifts. That is why we have collected 5 eclectic graduation gifts for unique college students who would appreciate less traditional gifts.

1. Kaleidoscopes

” A beautifully crafted wooden kaleidoscope would be the perfect gift for any graduate who enjoys art or anything unique and fun. KaleidoscopesToYou.com also offers the ability to engrave the wooden kaleidoscopes with the graduate’s name, school or year of graduation.

7.5 Brass and Rose Wood Wheel Kaleidoscope

7.5" Brass and Rose Wood Wheel Kaleidoscope

2. Art Glass Marbles

” KaleidoscopesToYou.com also offers hand blown art glass marbles. Once again, a personal and unique gift for a graduate who appreciates art, or maybe blows glass as a hobby.

3. Weekend Getaway

” Maybe you know a graduate who already has everything, and doesn’t need any knick knacks or sentimental items. For that graduate, we would recommend a weekend getaway. Depending on the graduate, this could include a weekend in the woods, camping or hiking, or maybe a trip to a museum they always wanted to see, or just a weekend on the beach to relax before the reality of working full-time kicks in. No matter what they are doing, the graduate will be very appreciative of such a fun, thoughtful and personal graduation gift.

4. Spruce Up the Apartment

” If the college grad you know is moving out of mom and dad’s house and into their own place, offer your time. Offer to help them move in, or paint the bedroom, even hang shelves or pictures. They will be more than happy to have the extra hands, and even better, they will have a finished apartment to relax in and enjoy that much quicker with your help.

5. Vintage Copy Book or Magazine

” Maybe the college graduate is a book worm that loves to read, or maybe they are going into law school or want to become an author. Whatever the reason, a vintage copy of their favorite book or magazine, or the book that inspired them to write or go to law school, would be a gift they will treasure for the rest of their life.

If you need a gift for a unique or eclectic college graduate, be sure to get a gift that fits their personality and passions. Visit KaleidoscopesToYou.com for a great selection of unique gifts for any occasion.

What was the most memorable graduation gift you received?

Teleidoscopes and Kaleidoscopes from N & J Enterprises

Just returned from the ACRE show in Las Vegas!

It’s wonderful to spend time with other artists! It’s always great to spend time with our partners on the wholesale side; Jim and Nancy Koscheski. And it’s even better when our existing galleries love the new items!

Nancy, Jim, Karl and I design and create this elegant and affordable line of teleidoscopes and wooden

We introduced 4 new pieces at the ACRE show and fabulous response to them.
Watch for them soon at the above link. We are redesigning the 11 inch tube into a 9 inch tube. This will improve the optics and also bring the price down slightly. Definitely a Win-Win!

12 inch Wheel N&J Kaleidoscope in Padauk Marquetry

12 inch Wheel N&J Kaleidoscope in Padauk Marquetry

Watch for this pattern of Padauk with laminated Ebony, Teak and JalNeem wood to show up on our egg shaped kaleidoscope!

Example of Padauk with Laminated Woods

Example of Padauk with Laminated Woods

And watch for this pocket piece to show up as a kaleidoscope! We are now able to offer this very affordable scope as a kaleidoscope as well as a teleidoscope!

New Padauk Pocket Kaleidoscope

New Padauk Pocket Kaleidoscope

We intend to ignore the economic headlines and forge ahead. We are enthused and excited to be offering this line of kaleidoscopes! And we know that the future is bright AND colorful just like our kaleidoscopes!

Kaleidoscope Shop here for Wooden Kaleidoscopes, Brass Kaleidoscopes, Stained Glass Kaleidoscopes

Kaleidoscope Shop here for Wooden Kaleidoscopes, Brass Kaleidoscopes, Stained Glass Kaleidoscopes

Kaleidoscope Shop here for Wooden Kaleidoscopes, Brass Kaleidoscopes, Stained Glass Kaleidoscopes. By These Amazing Kaleidoscope Artists We Represent Here at KaleidoscopesToYou.com.


Our kaleidoscope shop represents a great group of amazing kaleidoscope artists here at Kaleidoscopes to You and this weekend we are looking forward to a great event on the west coast.  

Kaleidoscope Artists, Judith Paul and Tom Durden are the consummate party planners and hosts as well as being FANTASTIC KALEIDOSCOPE ARTISTS!  Just take a look at this design of a metal and glass kaleidoscope!
Kaleidoscope, Venetian Bouquet Kaleidoscope By Kaleidoscope Artists Judith Paul and Tom Durden of Imageshttp://www.kaleidoscopestoyou.com/vebobyim7.html

This weekend they have planned a fantastic event that we are so excited to partake! Kaleidoscope Artists, will have many kaleidoscopes for sale,  and you can kaleidoscope shop for kaleidoscope jewelry.

March 14-15, 2009 Kaleidocon West – A BKS Regional Meeting. Join us as we celebrate our love of kaleidoscopes in the northern California village of Emerald Hills, just 25 miles south of San Francisco. Judith Paul and Tom Durden of Images Kaleidoscopes invite you to a gathering of artists, collectors, and gallery owners. Come to talk, share, admire, trade, ogle, buy and sell. http://www..brewstersociety.com/events.html

Kaleidoscope Artists planning or hoping to attend are Corki Weeks
kaleidoscopes for sale

David Kalish – Kaleidoscope Artist who makes meaningful brass kaleidoscopes. Wedding Gifts,Unique Wedding Gifts Brass and Walnut Wedding Kaleidoscope By Kaleidoscope Artists David Kalishhttp://www.kaleidoscopestoyou.com/brandwawekab.html

 Kaleidoscope Artist Laura Wilde – Mixed Media Kaleidoscopes.
Mothers Day, Mothers Day Gifts, Modern art kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope Jewelry Artists Deborah and Kevin Healy


We are also excited to share a piece from a new kaleidoscope artist, Kari Makoutz
Kaleidoscope, Unique Handmade Gifts,  A Blessing of Hope ivy Series by Kari Makoutz

Keep checking back to see what we continue to post on our blog about Kaleidoscopes To You!  Look for pictures next week to of Kaleidoscope Artists hanging out with Karl and Jean Schilling of Kaleidoscopes To You!

Not to worry about anything back at work either!
Darlene, Carrie and Potter will be capably holding down the fort at Kaleidoscopes To You!