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Kaleidoscope Glossary

Cell

Dichroic 

 
Dihedral

First-surface mirror

Flamework

Front-surface mirror


Fused glass

Lampworking

L.E.D.

Lens

Mandala

Millefiore

Object case

Object chamber

Oil-suspension

Optically treated mirror

Polarized light

Puck

Slumped glass

Teleidoscope

Three-mirror system

Two-mirror system

Same as object case

Glass treated with metal oxides, showing different colors depending on the angle of light falling on it

Two-mirror

Same as front-surface mirror

See Lampworking

Reflecting metal is on the front surface of the glass, rather than behind the rear surface as in a conventional mirror

Colored pieces of glass joined together by heating in a kiln

A process using a specially designed torch or lamp to heat glass rods for sculpting, blowing, or beadmaking

Light-emitting diode

A piece of glass or other transparent substance with two opposing curved surfaces, or one plane surface and one curved surface

A circular design containing concentric geometric forms; the term for a kaleidoscope's interior image

Cross-section slices of multicolored glass in floral or other designs

Container at end of scope holding objects to be viewed

Same as object case

Bits and pieces floating in an oil-filled object case

Chemically coated to prevent discoloration

Light that vibrates in one plane only (in contrast to ordinary light, which vibrates in all directions)

Same as object case

Flat glass placed over a mold and heated until it bends

See Types of Scopes

See Mirror Systems

See Mirror Systems