David Kalish creates some of our consistently best-selling kaleidoscopes, particularly his teleidoscopes. A teleidoscope has a mirror system like a kaleidoscope, but instead of an object at the end that you manipulate in some way, it has a clear orb that turns everything it is pointed toward into a kaleidoscopic view. With a teleidoscope, the world is your image! If you're looking for a relatively inexpensive handcrafted scope, a teleidoscope is a great option because of its simplicity in design.
But David’s “Musette” family of teleidoscopes go one step further, in that he’s designed the eyepiece so it can be aligned with the lens of a cell phone camera or digital camera, meaning you can photograph anything or anyone you see as a kaleidoscope image. This Musette measures 3-1/8" long x 3/4" wide x 1" tall, when sitting on its small wooden base. Both it and its cousin that sits on a tiny wooden base are available in two metal finishes: brushed brass and brushed nickel.
Our customers have been very creative with these teleidoscopes, from having a T-shirt made of a grandson’s face as a kaleidoscope mandala, to posting photos on our store’s Facebook page of a sunset, and a colorful Thanksgiving dinner table, to even a kaleidoscopic video taken from a disco. The choices are truly endless!