This is truly a captivating kaleidoscope! Sue has soldered together the body of a brilliant blue and aqua dichroic glass piece on the top and ribbed black glass aqua glass on the other sides. Her signature is the patina she adds to all her soldering, resulting in a brass effect, including the glass barrel, four little feet, and other adornments. The barrel consists of a variety of smooth and textured glass beads and dichroic glass pieces in blues, aquas, lilac, purples, etc.
Sue's eyepiece on this kaleidoscope style is unexpected, in the shape of an multi-textured, almost Steam Punk brass keyhole. She has decorated the top of this kaleidoscope with two long cobalt blue glass rods and a decorative piece of dichroic glass. The entire kaleidoscope is finished with her signature patina that she adds to all her soldering, resulting in a copper effect on lovely barrel, eyepiece end, four little feet, and other adornments.
This is a wonderful acquisition for both collectors and lovers of kaleidoscopes alike. It measures 9" long x 1-1/2" wide x 3-1/2" tall (at the barrel end).
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.