Nancy Kocheski & Jean Schilling, N&J Enterprises
N & J Enterprises | Bentonville, Arkansas
Nancy Kocheski and Jean Schilling design this eye-catching line of kaleidoscopes. Then the woodworking is painstakingly laminated all by hand, one at a time by skilled craftsmen from New Delhi, India. Their friend owns this factory, and they stress that those artisans are well cared for and compensated fairly, including fair pay, health insurance and retirement benefits.
The highly finished wooden tubes are brought back to the U.S., where Nancy and Jean put their decades of kaleidoscope experience to work in creating the critical the mirror systems and completing the final assembly. This talented pair likes to say that, in effect, their body of work is created by skilled “global craftsmen”, yet still one at a time.
Nancy and Jean create very affordable but handsome wooden kaleidoscopes and teleidoscopes. Their extensive line has been consistently popular with our customers, either for themselves or as memorable gifts for men and women alike.
If you don't see the "Add to Cart" button for the item you want below, please inquire about special ordering it. Keep in mind that they are all handcrafted, and naturally take more time to create than manufactured items.