Twilight is a delightfully petit glass, 3-mirror kaleidoscope with two interchangeable oil cells. The exterior is clear patterned glass, trimmed with copper soldering and glass accents, and adorned with a jewel-like piece of dichroic glass and two blue glass rods. One oil cell contains small glass pieces in vivid reds, greens, blues and oranges, while the other oil cell consists primarily of tiny shells and combinations of glass pieces in soft blues, aquas and greens. It is finished with Sue's signature patina that she adds to all her soldering, resulting in a copper effect on the eyepiece end, four little feet, and other adornments.
For a small kaleidoscope, this one packs a lot of viewing pleasure. It measures 5-3/4" long x 2" wide and stands 1-1/4" tall.
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.