Kaleidoscope - Whimsey in Dragonfly Stained Glass by Sue Rioux Designs
Whimsey is a dual mirror system handcrafted kaleidoscope that is sure to delight!
Whimsey features a jeweled rotating barrel for the object cell, two mirror systems (a 2-mirror and a 3-mirror) and a dragonfly motif formed into both sides of the black stained glass used to create the body of this gorgeous kaleidoscope by award winning artist Sue Rioux.
The object cell is handcrafted with colorful glass jewels and pieces of dichroic glass offering a distinct view with each turn of barrel. Look through the top view port and you'll see a full field of repeating kaleidoscopic imagery (3-mirror). Look through the bottom view port and you see a magnificently large single mandala image (2-mirror).
The top of the kaleidoscope is a piece of highly reflective dichroic glass with a rippled texture. The top is also adorned with two glass rods and a dichroic glass embellishment. The entire kaleidoscope is soldered together with Sue's signature patina that she adds to all her soldering, resulting in a copper effect on the eyepiece end and other adornments. Four glass beads at its base will support this elegant kaleidoscope when resting on a shelf or table.
Whimsey measures approximately 9-1/2" long by 2-1/2" wide (object cell end) and sits 5-1/2" tall.