Dimensions: Length=7.5" Diameter=2"
This is the first kaleidoscope I ever made and it was made completely from scratch. The mirror is ordinary craft mirror and the tube is a cardboard paper towel tube.
I covered it with a layer of clay and individually applied scales made from a Skinner blend of green pearl to gold. I was trying for a dragon scale effect but when I showed it to people,
the first thing they said was, "Oh, it looks like a pinecone." Oh well.. It is now the PineCone Scope.
The lenses are plexiglass and the objects in the tumble object chamber are pieces of green, blue, and white glass. The image has
a very pretty mosaic pattern to it, although I think it may be a little busy.
I assembled the kaleidoscope before baking it, since everything could withstand normal baking temperatures. After it was baked I gave it a couple coats of Future
to improve the shine.
The smaller view is a closeup of the scales. They're actually much brighter in person, since alot of the metallic effect was lost in the scan.