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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.

The Different Types of Kaleidoscopes

As a child, you have a “if you’ve seen one kaleidoscope, you’ve seen them all” mindset, but as an adult who enjoys collecting these beautiful works of art, you know that there are different types of kaleidoscopes. Teleidoscope

Kaleidoscope: The most common form of a kaleidoscope is a cylinder, containing loose, colorful objects and mirrors, which are used to create a reflection of beautiful colors.

Teleidoscope: Invented by John Lyon Burnside and patented in 1972, a teleidoscope has a lens with an open view, which can be used to form stunning patterns from objects outside of the device. With a teleidoscope you can turn the entire world into a colorful piece of wonder.

Wheelscope: This type of kaleidoscope features one or more wheels at the end of the viewing tube. These unique kaleidoscopes can have removable and interchangeable rotating object chambers.

MarblescopeThis type of kaleidoscope uses single or multiple marbles instead of the object chamber that’s normally used. These kaleidoscopes can contain a large number of images.

No matter what type of kaleidoscope, you’re sure to see a number of beautiful images when you look through the lens! When you shop KaleidoscopesToYou.com you’ll find a large selection of kaleidoscopes, teleidoscopes, marblescopes and more!

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.

January Basics – Teleidoscope and Kaleidoscope

January always brings me back to the basics. Kids are back in school after the holidays and the house looks back to basics without the Christmas decorations. So here’s a lesson in kaleidsocopes that takes it back to the basics. What is a teleidoscope and how is it different than a kaleidoscope?

All kaleidoscopes are optical instruments that consist of mirrors configured to multiply the image of the object. The mirrors create the symmetry and the object creates the color.

Mirror systems are usually configured like a triangular tunnel. Object is where the definition of kaleidoscope versus teleidoscope comes into play.

One type of object on a kaleidoscope is wheels of color.
Here is the N&J 8 inch double wheel kaleidoscope.

N&J 8 Inch Double Wheel Kaleidoscope

N&J 8 Inch Double Wheel Kaleidoscope

8 Inch Double Wheel Kaleidoscope Interior Image

8 Inch Double Wheel Kaleidoscope Interior Image

Now the Teleidoscope design uses simply a clear marble at the end of the mirrors. This creates a multiplied image of whatever you see in the world. Here is the same tube and mirror system as a


N&J 7 Inch Teleidoscope

N&J 7 Inch Teleidoscope