Sue Rioux created the body of this kaleidoscope from clear glass over iridescent patterned paper. Her oil cell in this kaleidoscope contains multicolored and vibrant pieces of glass, beads, dichroic glass, micro beads in a rainbow of colors, and a bright aqua spiral wire for extra interest. The four sides of mirror, configured in a diamond shape, create two overlapping mandalas (or interior images). She decorated the top with two long aqua glass rods and a decorative piece of aqua glass, and finished it 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.
This is a wonderful acquisition for collectors and lovers of kaleidoscopes alike, and would make a memorable wedding gift. It measures 7-1/2" long x 42" wide x 1-7/8" 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.