Like its cousin, the Starlet, the Starlite is a lot of kaleidoscope in a tiny package. The brass lacquered spiral tube contains a 3-mirror system. The two interchangeable and independently turning wheels are made with multi-colored fused glass created in a kiln. They create a very vibrant image with the help of a powerful magnification lens inside the eyepiece. The majority of the image you see as you look through the kaleidoscope is created by the primary wheel, or the one closest to your eye, and the secondary wheel provides 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.
This kaleidoscope measures 5" long x 1-3/4" wide, and is 2" tall when sitting on its custom dark wooden base.