#6 'Frog Ballet' Stained Glass Dichroic and Jeweled Kaleidoscope
...because there is such beauty in excellence.
As soon as I saw the pewter male and female frog ballet dancers, I was instantly in love and knew that I was going to create another kaleidoscope.
I kept the piece simple. It was ALL about the handsome male frog dancer, in form, holding the beautiful lady frog in perfect repose.
Using a gorgeous CBS dichroic ripple glass I made the 8" front surface mirror kaleidoscope chamber and soldered it to her arms. For support at the other end I used a vintage pewter turtle. I added a few small decorative pieces, beads and a dangling prism.
For the final touch I made a jeweled wheel filled with fifty to sixty year old double faceted jewels. The two ballet frogs are perfect to hold the kaleidoscope. It's mesmerizing to turn the wheel and see the wonderful display of colors!
It's signed Nancy '07 #6 on the bottom. In the early kaleidoscopes I only signed my first name. It wasn't until many pieces later that I started adding my last name Boevingloh to my work.
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