Kaleidoscope - Column in Pearlescent Mauve Stained Glass by Kathleen Hunt
Artist Kathleen Hunt creates a unique interior image within this kaleidoscope by using a ribbed blue glass rod as one of the 3 mirrors. This creates a permanent 3D 'column' extending from the center of the mandala imagery.
For the body of the kaleidoscope, Kathleen chose a pearlescent mauve stained glass soldered together in a rectangular shape. Using pieces of glass and her decorative soldering skills, Kathleen adds a shimmering butterfly to the exterior of the kaleidoscope body.
The object cell is a movable glass tube filled with pieces of glass, stone, beads and other materials in different colors, shapes, sizes and textures creating a large round mandala of widely varying, beautiful interior images. This is a great kaleidoscope to experiment with as you can remove the contents of the object cell and insert your own found materials.
The body of the kaleidoscope measures approximately 8" long by 3-1/2" wide by 1" deep. The glass tube object cell is 3/4" round by 6" long.