Peggy & Steve Kittelson have been creating fine handcrafted kaleidoscopes since 1986. They are known for their classic 2-mirror kaleidoscope imagery, and 3-mirror systems as well. The exteriors of their kaleidoscopes consist of Steve's hand-turned wooden styles, as well as their fused and slumped glass styles, all highly collectible and featuring finely machined metal turning ends.
Peggy and Steve create the highest quality optical illusions, defined by the incredible display of miniature glass sculptures found in the object chambers. The glass pieces that peacefully float in their oil-cell chambers are individually lamp worked by Peggy, and often include a metallic or dichroic glass piece that, when it comes into view, makes the interior image appear to be lit from within. The Kittelsons' kaleidoscopes are among the most collectable handcrafted kaleidoscopes available today.
We like to show the breadth of each artist's kaleidoscope line, which explains why it may appear that we don't have many in stock. If you don't see the "Add to Cart" button for the item you want below, please contact us about special ordering it. Keep in mind that they are all handcrafted, and take more time to create than manufactured items. They may appear slightly different in color and/or pattern than the photos below of the ones we had in stock in the past. This can be based on the artist's current supply of glass at the time of ordering, where they may cut the pieces of glass on a large sheet of shifting patterns, and of course, their expert, artistic choice.