Hand made kaleidoscopes on sale
The art of making Kaleidoscopes have been improving a lot since then. Each piece of this craft is uniquely designed to achieve patterns that are reflected and in symmetry. This piece of art is allowing the eyes to wander, the heart to jump and the mind to discover whatever it is that this mirrored cylinder of magic could produce. It is like looking through a field wonders and magic. An optical illusion indeed.
A crafty and playful mind is an edge if one has to design a good kaleidoscope. Every rotate of a kaleidoscope, when held to eye must have that different patterns and should be reflected on the other side. Colours and patterns constantly change for every rotate. A good combination of different colours is usually what makes this type of instrument satisfying to use and explore.
Patterns inside kaleidoscopes are geometrical in shapes containing two or more reflecting surfaces. It is actually tricky and challenging to come up with the design that is pleasing and interesting to the eyes.
Handmade kaleidoscopes made from wood or metal are now being collected by art enthusiasts. These piece of art is not cheap, ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars. It would be more expensive if it is a rare item, a vintage item and a limited item.
Several galleries often hold exhibits of kaleidoscopes made by artists from different parts of the world. Visitors and art fans can check each piece and look through it. A deep connection between the artist’s work and the fan’s emotions is somewhat establish.
Pricing a kaleidoscope is normally dependent on creativity of the artist, condition of the piece, innovativeness and the reputation of the artist. A technical quality of the illusions and patterns inside the kaleidoscope is also a consideration in making the price.
Several groups hold auction for the rarest kinds of kaleidoscope. Prices could reach up to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Collecting kaleidoscopes is not cheap. Art collectors engaged in this type of interests are those that are on the upper class society. Hoarding rare kaleidoscopes is really an expensive type of hobby.
There are different types of kaleidoscopes depending on which period, styles or image it belongs. There are the antique types, toy types, sculptural and handheld, which is the most common type. Interior and exterior designs normally varies in shapes and sizes. It could go from a very simple shape to a super complex and uniquely designed irregular shapes.
Tons of kaleidoscope have been created but none of it have ever been identical. This is what makes it more amazing. Some kaleidoscopes that are poorly designed on the outside can produce the most beautiful array of images and patterns.
Looking through kaleidoscope is a magical moment but as one realizes, it is not magic but the perfect assembly and alignment of objects that vary in shapes and colours that are angled and well-mirrored. Combination of art and science is a perfect way to produce the best images and optical illusions inside a kaleidoscope.