Kaleidoscope - R&S Rotators by Leif Colson, Colorful Kaleidoscope Company
This is a classic kaleidoscope design originally perfected and popularized by world renowned kaleidoscope makers Randy and Shelly Knapp. When the Knapp's retired they graciously passed along some of their equipment, materials and even designs to Leif. Leif has done an amazing job creating the R&S Rotators using both the Knapps and his own beautiful design elements.
These kaleidoscopes are 8" long, 2" diameter and feature a rotating oil chamber filled with lampworked translucent glass and textured dichroic glass which randomly tumble to create the never ending rainbow of images seen within. Each kaleidoscope comes with a simple display stand.
There are 4 variations of this design offered, three options create a central mandala type image using 2 mirrors, the fourth option creates an outwardly repeating pattern style image:
6 point mandala - Zebrawood
8 point mandala - Rosewood
10 point mandala - Cherry
30/60/90 pattern - Mahogany