Blissful Journey


 

Blissful Journey #19 by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp StudiosA Blissful Journey — that is what Randy and Shelley experienced while designing this beautiful new kaleidoscope.

Blissful Journey kaleidoscope by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios

 

They have taken elements from some of their favorite designs and melded them into this new favorite. The body of the kaleidoscope is an offspring of a “Tanoshii”. They have added a multi wood laminate to the top of the barrel with exquisite burl wood or other highly figured wood as a outer layer.

 

Blissful Journey 9caThen they made it stand on its own two feet, which are hand turned from african Blackwood. Blissful Journey does not fit the category of a parlor scope yet it is so much more than a simple hand held kaleidoscope. The object cell moves with the lightest touch of the hand made rotator that has been ornamented with Randy’s rose engine lathe. The object cell is lined with dichroic filters creating a beautiful glowing effect to the images. The image features hand lamp worked glass by Shelley. Tiny little glass sculptures created in the flame of the bench torch from imported Italian glass canes. All suspended in a fluid filled cell with a striking black background.

 

The front of the object cell has been laminated with layers of black and white acrylic to allow the beauty of the Rose Engine pattern to stand out.

 

“Blissful Journey” Is an open numbered edition. It is available with a jewel tone or bright image. Each scope is signed and numbered by the Knapp’s.

 

 

 

Blissful Journey by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios Blissful Journey by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios Blissful Journey by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios

Above are samples of a bright image.

Blissful Journey by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios Blissful Journey by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios Blissful Journey by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios

Above are samples of a jewel tone image.

 

These kaleidoscopes retail for $680.00

The following “Blissful Journey’s” are currently available.
Please contact us if you would like to purchase one.

 

 

Blissful Journey #27 by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios

 

 

 

Blissful Journey #27— This kaleidoscope has a Brown Ebony wood body with Bubinga, Maple & Eml burl wood inlay. It has a bright image.   SOLD

 

 

Blissful Journey #29 by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios

 

 

 

Blissful Journey #29— This kaleidoscope has a Quina wood body with Purpleheart & Rosewood inlay. It has a bright image.    SOLD

 

 

 

Please contact us if you would like to purchase one of these “Blissful Journey” kaleidoscopes

 by Randy and Shelley Knapp at Knapp Studios.

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