Through the Keyhole Kaleidoscope

Sue Rioux

Through the Keyhole is truly a captivating kaleidoscope by the endlessly talented Sue Rioux!

Sue has soldered together with a brilliantly colorful dichroic glass piece on the top and ribbed copper-colored glass on both of the long sides to make the body of this kaleidoscope.  The barrel consists of a variety of smooth and textured glass beads and dichroic glass pieces in blues, aquas, lilac, purples, etc.

Sue's eyepiece on this kaleidoscope style is unexpected.... she uses an antique keyhole. She has decorated the top of this kaleidoscope with two long cobalt blue glass rods and a decorative piece of dichroic glass. The entire kaleidoscope is finished with her signature patina that she adds to all her soldering, resulting in a lovely copper effect on the barrel, eyepiece end, four little feet, and other adornments. 

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  • copper soldered
  • stained glass strips
  • blue, aqua, lilac and purple shades
  • 9 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • All items are handmade and subject to availability.
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Artist Info
"In my mind I see a sunset, light off the water or sea smoke. I can see it finished and I make it."

Sue Rioux has been pursuing artistic endeavors from a very young age. She started as a water-colorist, literally selling her paintings at local art shows starting at age nine. This experience taught her the critical color theory she uses to this day. She moved on to creating stained glass art of all kinds for many years. But she found her true niche designing and creating award-winning glass kaleidoscopes. Her creativity seems to have no bounds, with exquisite oil-cell kaleidoscopes, as well as her signature stained-glass barrel styles, all copper soldered and decorated with special glass details. She works from her home studio, surrounded by the nature that inspires her.

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