David Kalish creates some of our consistently best-selling kaleidoscopes, particularly his teleidoscopes. A teleidoscope has a mirror system like a kaleidoscope, but instead of an object at the end that you manipulate in some way, it has a clear orb that turns everything it is pointed toward into a kaleidoscopic view. With a teleidoscope, the world is your image! If you're looking for a relatively inexpensive handcrafted scope, a teleidoscope is a great option because of its simplicity in design.
But David’s “Muse” and “Musette” family of teleidoscopes go one step further, in that he’s designed the eyepiece so it can be aligned with the lens of a cell phone camera or digital camera, meaning you can photograph anything or anyone you see as a kaleidoscope image. The Musette is the smaller version, and it comes in many varieties. This particular Musette is comes with a ribbon you can wear around your neck so you can take photos "on the fly", and we have ribbons in a variety of colors. All Muses and Musettes are available in three metal finishes: brushed brass, shiny brass, and brushed nickel. The Musette Pendant series of teleidoscopes are 3-1/8" long x 3/4" in diameter.
Our customers have been very creative with these teleidoscopes, from having a T-shirt made of a grandson’s face as a kaleidoscope mandala, to posting photos on our store’s Facebook page of a sunset and a colorful Thanksgiving dinner table, to even a kaleidoscopic video taken from a disco. The choices are truly endless.