Kaleidoscope - Christali handcrafted by Sue Rioux
A sparkling design! Sue uses a textured clear stained glass to make the long rectangular body of this gorgeous kaleidoscope. Highly reflective dichroic paper lines the inside of the body providing a colorful and sparkling display as light catches the outside of the scope. Sue has decorated the top with two long clear glass rods and a decorative glass button. The object cell is a rotating barrel shape consisting of a variety of smooth and textured glass, glass beads and dichroic glass pieces in an array of pastel colors.
Interior images are created with a 3-mirror system for a full field of imagery through the entire view. 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" long x 1-1/2" wide along the body and stands 3-3/4" tall.
Signed and dated by the artist - Sue Rioux Christali 2021