Kaleidoscope Wheel - 3" Millefiori Glass in Brass for Chesnik Kaleidoscopes
Here's a very colorful wheel that would make a terrific add-on to several styles* of Chesnik Scopes. This particular wheel is composed of exquisite hand-bundled millefiori glass pieces which are individually created by Jon's mother and step-father, Janice & Ray Chesnik, the founders of Chesnik Scopes, who are otherwise retired. This centuries old Italian technique involves layering glass color-by-color into a bundle, and then working it in a gas furnace to get it molten hot. They reduce each image by stretching it to a length of 5-8 feet.
Jon wraps each tiny piece of millefiori glass in very narrow copper foil tape, carefully smoothing each side. He then builds each wheel like a unique puzzle using forms he created himself. 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. When you add a third distinctly different wheel to your collection, such as this millefiori style, imagine all the permutations. It's truly a visual extravaganza.
*This wheel can be added to the following kaleidoscopes:
- Small Classic Agate Brass
- Agate Floret Brass
- Dichroic Floret Brass
- Floret Agate Brass
- Floret Dichroic Brass
- Sm Signet Agate Brass
- Sm Ped. Dichroic Brass
You can also store four extra wheels in the Wheel Rack for 3" Wheels-Walnut.