Kaleidoscope 'To Be' Bright-Maple/Purple Heart
Randy painstakingly created this kaleidoscope in a combination of Maple and Purple Heart wood veneers, resulting in a lovely scalloped pattern at the eyepiece end. It does not have a turning end, but when turning the whole kaleidoscope in one's hand, it's quickly noticeable that its organic, tapered barrel shape turns very easily and comfortably.
Shelley has lined the oil cell with small rectangular dichroic glass filters, creating a beautiful glowing effect in the interior images or mandalas. The pieces in the oil cell feature her signature hand-lampworked glass, using a variety of intensely bright and vivid colors of Italian glass canes. Each piece is a tiny little glass sculpture set off against the black background of the oil cell, creating a very dramatic effect.
An equally perfect gift for men and women, this highly desirable kaleidoscope measures 4-3/8" tall x 2-1/8" diameter at its widest point.