Carolyn's Garden is a beautiful 2-mirror, 5-point, oil-cell kaleidoscope that is handcrafted in a lovely combination of swirling shades of teal, light green, rose and light blue. Sue has decorated the top with two pale pink glass rods and a decorative dichroic glass jewel. The kaleidoscope is finished with her signature patina that she adds to all her soldering, resulting in a copper effect on the eyepiece end, four little feet, and other adornments.
Sue has created a very special effect by covering the third side of the triangle of mirrors with a narrow photo of a flowers. That image is then reflected onto the other two sides of mirrors, creating a glowing octagonal shaped "tunnel" of flowers that lead the viewer to the oil cell filled with dichroic glass pieces, micro glass beads, all in complementary colors. Truly a collector piece!
This lovely kaleidoscope measures 8-1/2" long x 4-3/4" wide, and stands approximately 3" tall.
If this particular kaleidoscope style is not currently in stock, please be aware that the exact coloration and/or texture of exterior of this style may be slightly different than this photo when special ordered. Artists who work in glass typically start from very large sheets of glass whose colors, patterns, and/or texture often change and shift over the course of each sheet. Where the specific pieces of glass are cut on a sheet will determine what the end resulting kaleidoscope will look like. Also, Sue Rioux chooses to adorn her finished kaleidoscopes with varying colors of glass rods and other decorative details, depending on what she feels looks best.
Each time we receive new kaleidoscope styles for our regular inventory, we photograph them so we can feature the most current and accurate representation.