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The Small Fiesta Chrome is a highly desirable, pedestal-style chrome kaleidoscope with two interchangeable and independently turning wheels created in a stained glass technique. One of the wheels is composed of exquisite hand-bundled millefiore glass pieces created by Jon's mother and step-father, Janice & Ray Chesnik, the founders of Chesnik Scopes. The second wheel consists of a combination of stained glass and smooth and textured clear glass. In combination, the two wheels produce a visual intensity akin to viewing a stained glass window in a cathedral. The usual response from a first-time viewer is a gasp and an exclamation of delight.
The majority of the image you see as you look through its eyepiece is created by the primary wheel, or the one closest to your eye, and the secondary wheel provides background or accent image. When you unscrew the knob holding the wheels and trade out the wheels front-to-back, you are rewarded with an entirely different kaleidocopic view.* The teardrop eyepiece affords a pristine view of the 8-point mandala. It is available in a 3-mirror system, and a 2-mirror is available upon request.
The kaleidoscope tube itself is 9" long x 1.5" diameter, and the wheels are 3" in diameter. It is attached with a swivel to its custom black stem which is in turn attached to a chrome filligree base. The entire kaleidoscope is 11.25" tall.
*You can also purchase other add-on wheels to make this kaleidoscope even more interchangeable:
and store your extra wheels in this Sm Wheel Rack Black .