Kaleidoscope - Sea Breeze handcrafted by Sue Rioux
Sue uses an iridized teal green stained glass to make the long rectangular body of this gorgeous ocean themed kaleidoscope. She has decorated the top with two long teal green glass rods and a decorative seashell. The object cell is a rotating barrel shape consisting of a variety of smooth and textured glass beads and dichroic glass pieces in an array of colors along with additional seashells in keeping with the ocean theme.
Interior images are created with a 2-mirror system and have the added bonus of the third mirror side in a circle patterned dichroic glass. This provides a stunning aura of additional color around the round mandala images.
The entire kaleidoscope is finished with her signature patina that she adds to all her soldering, resulting in a lovely copper effect on the barrel, eyepiece end, four little feet, and other adornments.
This is a wonderful acquisition for both collectors and lovers of kaleidoscopes alike. It measures 9-1/2" long x 2" wide along the body (5-1/2" wide at the tips of the barrel) x 3-1/2" tall.