Christmas is filled with cheer and happiness, and unwrapping that special present on Christmas morning is unparalleled! Receiving a beautiful handmade kaleidoscope is sure to keep up with the merriment of Christmas! Handmade kaleidoscopes are the perfect unique gift for any of your loved ones. Here are our top 5 best handmade kaleidoscopes to dazzle your loved ones this Christmas season!
1. N&J Padauk Double Wheel Kaleidoscope – Made from solid padauk and laminated woods. A best seller and customer favorite, the intricate woodworking makes this item a beautiful display piece.
2. White Marble Egg Kaleidoscope with Stand– A unique kaleidoscope with a design that will keep people guessing as to what it actually is.
3. “Winters Hearth” Limited Edition of 250 Pieces by Artists Luc and Sallie Durette– This kaleidoscope is absolute piece of art. One of a kind and extremely rare. The beautiful wooden body and hand carved details make this the perfect piece for display. This kaleidoscope is highly recommended – a perfect gift for any art collector or kaleidoscope fan.
4. 7 Inch Long Hand Crafted & Laminated Solid Wood Teleidoscope– This laminated teleidoscope is made of hand inlaid padauk and ebony woods. The beautiful interior image will marvel anybody. A very creative beautiful Christmas gift!
5. Stained Glass “Bling2” kaleidoscope by Bob and Elissa Rioux– Created from a purplish red iridescent stained glass. Depending on how you hold the kaleidoscope, the colors change before your eyes. This is truly a one of a kind item, and unlike any other gift you’ll receive this Christmas.
Give the ones you care for the most a gift that will open their eyes in a completely different way this holiday season. When you buy a handmade kaleidoscope from KaleidoscopesToYou.com, you’re buying a unique piece of art and visually stimulating experience that will last forever.
Oh, we’re in the holiday spirit here at Kaleidoscopes To You!
We decorated with trees last week and strung some holiday lights! I even changed my Facebook Job title to Chief Holiday Elf! Planning a relaxing dinner with staff and their spouses this Saturday. We have had a unique year with the remodel and starting new work patterns and habits. This YouTube link
Warehouse Remodel on YouTube
shows the warehouse complete, but the offices hadn’t been finished out. Looking forward to a chance to relax and fellowship with everyone to celebrate the end of the remodel and the beginning of the BIG season!
This past weekend with orders was humming along and we have huge amounts of inventory arriving this week from N & J Enterprises, Collier Studios and hopefully Deborah and Kevin Healy, Joanne Jacobs and maybe even Corki Weeks.
Here’s a kaleidoscope we just received from Corki last week!
Corki Weeks Bead Parlor Kaleidoscope Video on YouTube
The scope shown below is the Cathedral Windows Trio scope by Collier – an incredible kaleidoscope value for gift giving this season! And a brand new design this year, so if you need a gift for a collector, you haven’t given this one yet!
Cathedral Windows Kaleidoscope by Collier
I just made a phone call to double check our box order is ready for pickup. We have kaleidoscopes waiting for the inner box so they can get labeled and go on the shelf and be ready for shipping out to customers and gift recipients
So if you need Hannukah or Christmas gifts, now is the time to browse and shop while the selection is phenomenal and the shipping is easy. So dial up some Bing Crosby on iTunes and get to it!
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Karl and I here at Kaleidoscopes To You just love our Flip Camera technology. It allows us to capture so much more of the kaleidoscopes that we feature and now we are beginning to capture interviews with artists. This allows you the rare opportunity to learn even more about how and why these kaleidoscopes are so fabulous.
At the most recent Brewster Kaleidoscope Convention, Karl had the opportunity to interview Sue Rioux; a fabulous stained glass artist. During this interview, Sue talks about her work throughout almost 30 years of art. Her training is as sculptor and painting; however her work in the late 70’s is predominantly flat panel stained glass installations. Then Sue saw the brass kaleidoscopes of Janice Chesnik in a gallery in southern California. Sue began using brass tubes with her stained glass to create kaleidoscopes as well and then the glass inspired Sue even more.
Sue’s work since the mid 90’s has been flat panel stained glass construction with beautiful barrels or oil filled barrels for the chambers. Sue also fuses glass and dichroic glass in her kiln to create beautiful components for her kaleidoscope exteriors, barrels and interiors.
Take a look at Miraposa.
Miraposa by Sue Rioux
This creation showcases all that is fantastic and unique about Sue Rioux’s kaleidoscopes. The fused and dichroic glass soldered into this exquisite turning barrel.
The technique and solid construction of the body and the mirror system.
The vibrant colors.
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A kaleidoscope is a tube of mirrors containing loose colored beads, pebbles or other small colored objects. The viewer looks in one end and light enters the other end, reflecting off the mirrors. Typically there are two rectangular lengthwise mirrors. Setting of the mirrors at 45Â° creates eight duplicate images of the objects, six at 60Â°, and four at 90Â°. As the tube is rotated, the tumbling of the colored objects presents the viewer with varying colors and patterns. Any arbitrary pattern of objects shows up as a beautiful symmetric pattern because of the reflections in the mirrors. A two-mirror model yields a pattern or patterns isolated against a solid black background, while a three-mirror (closed triangle) model yields a pattern that fills the entire field.
kaleidoscopestoyou.com has a great selection of the fine kaleidoscope for sale.
There are many Styles of the famous kaleidoscope
Examples of the kaleidoscope are below
Stained glass Kaleidoscope
Executive Gifts Kaleidoscope
Childrens Toys Kaleidoscope
As you see there is a kaleidoscope to fit almost any need or ocasion in life.
Whenever you want to give someone special, someting special think of the magic of the kaleidoscope.