Kaleidoscope - 'Small Floret Agate' in Chrome | Chesnik Scopes by Sue Rioux
This wonderful handheld kaleidoscope boasts a 6-point, 3-mirror system. It has two interchangeable and independently turning wheels. The wheels are created in a stained glass technique, and consist of:
- Brazilian agate stone, lovely for its variety of color and striations
- multicolored textured dichroic glass, which is glass that is treated with multiple layers of metal oxides, making it highly reflective
The majority of the image that you see as you look through its eyepiece is created by the primary wheel, or the one closest to your eye. The secondary wheel provides the background or accent image. When you unscrew the knob holding the wheels and trade out the wheels front-to-back, you are rewarded with an entirely different kaleidoscopic view.* The usual response from a first-time viewer is a gasp and an exclamation of delight.
The kaleidoscope itself is 7-1/2" long x 1-1/2" diameter, and the wheels are 2-1/4" in diameter. When sitting on its custom black or brown base, the kaleidoscope measures 3-1/4" tall.
*You can also purchase other add-on wheels to make this kaleidoscope even more interchangeable.