We have been having something of a "cold snap" for Texas at least! Around 80 degrees in the day, dropping to 70 degrees at night! It feels like it is finally time to go out to the garage and do a little stained glass work....I did have to battle the mosquitoes a little (thank you Avon Skin so Soft bug repellent!)
But, I did manage to fix Angel's kaleidoscope that I had made her a couple of years ago (lead-free solder of course). You know, I should have taken a "before" picture! It had gotten quite oxidized for some reason (even tho' it was kept inside our house!), and the last time we tried to turn it, the little brass piece that holds the wheels to the scope actually broke off! Well, I have it soldered REALLY good now!! Almost couldn't get the mirrors back in!
The first image is a side view - pink is the color of choice for this little girl! I enhanced the next picture a little, so that you could really see the way the glass looks!
Finally, I took a picture through the eye-piece to see if I could capture some of the kaleidoscope images...I love the changing beauty of the images!!!! Remember you can click on any image to have it enlarged in another window of your browser!
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