Small Floret Interchangeable Brass is an exciting handheld newcomer to the Chesnik Scopes family, boasting a 6-point, 3-mirror system. It has two interchangeable and independently turning wheels, with two additional wheels stored on its custom base. The wheels are created in a stained glass technique, and consist of:
- Brazilian agate stone, lovely for its variety of color and striations
- multicolored textured dichroic glass, which is glass that is treated with multiple layers of metal oxides, making it highly reflective and very vivid
- multicolored smooth dichroic glass
- brass plated metal filigree, creating a lacy effect
The majority of the image that you see as you look through its eyepiece is created by the primary wheel, or the one closest to your eye. The secondary wheel provides the 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 kaleidoscopic view. With four distinctly different wheels to choose from and interchange, imagine all the permutations, truly a visual extravaganza. The usual response from a first-time viewer is a gasp and an exclamation of delight.
The kaleidoscope itself is 7-1/2" long x 1-1/2" diameter, and the wheels are 2-1/4" in diameter. When sitting on its custom walnut base, the kaleidoscope measures 7-1/2" long x 6" wide x 2-3/4" tall.