The Cliff Dweller Mini-Kaleidoscope is a handcrafted brass hand-etched, 3 mirror system with a liquid-filled object chamber filled with tiny lamp worked glass and granular sized objects. The eyepiece has a 20 diopter glass lens which greatly magnifies the objects in the object chamber.
The Mini Kaleidoscopes measure approximately 2" tall by 3/4" in diameter and come in a wooden display/gift box.
Metal etching is a multi-step chemical process that allows for beautiful designs in relief on metal. Each kaleidoscope is individually designed and etched. While some designs may have a similar pattern there no two are ever exactly the same. The etching process introduces unique characters into each piece.
All small (1 inch) and medium (1.5 inch) kaleidoscopes come with a solid Lucite stand. All Mini-Kaleidoscopes and Ornaments come in custom wooden storage boxes.
Please do not use any metal cleaning solutions or polishes on the body of your kaleidoscope. Doing so will result in the removal of the colorization, patina, and sealer. Brass overtime will oxidize and appear darker. This is a normal occurrence and part of the metals' natural beauty. Keeping your kaleidoscope in a dry environment will slow the process just as a humid environment will accelerate it.
If your scope has a liquid-filled object chamber it’s best to keep it in an environment without extreme temperatures for an extended period of time. The components which make up the insides of your kaleidoscope are high-quality first surface mirror and silicone-filled chambers with lampworked glass which are delicate components. Treat your kaleidoscope kindly and it will continue to provide endless eye candy!
The “Essentials” line of kaleidoscopes that have no etching or color are the only scopes that can be cleaned with a polishing cloth if you wish to remove any oxidation.
May your new kaleidoscope bring you many years of joy!
Shipping & Returns
All shipping is via USPS Ground in the continental U.S. and by USPS Air for international orders.
If you are in need of a rush delivery please contact me by phone to place your order and arrange alternate shipping and pricing.
I hope you are 100% thrilled with your purchase! However, if you are not completely satisfied, please contact me via phone 203-470-7440 or email and return your purchase within 15 days for a refund of the purchase price and original shipping fee. Return shipping fees are non-refundable. All returnable items must be returned in original condition with all original packaging.