The Mandala Series


Mandala series by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp StudiosThe “Mandala Series” is a new line of hand held kaleidoscopes being offered by Randy and Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios. The Knapp’s have spent over 26 years perfecting their kaleidoscope designs. Over the course of those years as kaleidoscope artist they have gained much knowledge in the field.  All these years of experiences are combined to produce the “Mandala Series”.  Shelley has a definite love for color and it shows in her images. Randy’s love for wood and clean design is also evident in these kaleidoscopes.

The “Mandala Series” kaleidoscopes incorporate side lit fluid filled black background object cells with a smooth rotating action. To create the images Shelley has drawn on her years of lampworking experience. The images are created in a five, six or seven pointed two mirror system. The front surface mirrors are enhanced with a magnification lens. The Knapp’s have incorporated different styles of wood veneers for the barrel of each kaleidoscopes and lovely hand rubbed a finish on each one. This is a signed series and each kaleidoscope comes with its own base. This kaleidoscope is 2 ½” wide by 7 ½” long.

 

These kaleidoscopes retail for $236.00 plus shipping and handling

Kiyomi Kaleidoscope by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios

 

“Kiyomi” – Pure Beauty – new in 2015

The barrel of “Kiyomi” is cover in a beautiful Cherry wood veneer with a hand rubbed finish.  It has a fluid filled object cell with a black background. The sides of the rotatable object cell are lined with dichroic filters. This creates an ever changing backdrop of luminous color when viewed with a strong light source. The bright image has been created with hand lamp worked Italian glass canes by Shelley Knapp. Shelley has also included a touch of dichroic glass in the object cell. By using techniques that she has developed over the past 26 years she is able to achieve a spectacular image. The formation of each new six pointed vision is intensified with a magnification lens and is truly breathtaking.  This is one of Randy’s favorite images.  “Kiyomi”  is enjoyed with variety of different light sources. “Kiyomi” will brighten your life with “Pure Beauty”.

Kiyomi kaleidoscope image by Randy and Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios Kiyomi kaleidoscope image by Randy and Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios Kiyomi kaleidoscope image by Randy and Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios

 

 

“MandalaMaMa” – One of Shelley’s favorite images

The barrel of “MandalaMaMa” is cover in a beautiful Zebra wood veneer with a hand rubbed finish.  It has a fluid filled object cell with a black background. The sides of the rotatable object cell are lined with dichroic filters. This creates an ever changing back drop of luminous color when viewed with a strong light source. The pastel image has been created with hand lamp worked Italian glass canes by Shelley Knapp. Shelley has also included a touch of dichroic glass in the object cell. By using techniques that she has developed over the past 26 years she is able to achieve a spectacular image. The formation of each new seven pointed vision is intensified with a magnification lens and is truly breathe taking.  This is one of Shelley’s favorite images.  “Mandala MaMa” is a kaleidoscope that is enjoyed with variety of different light sources.

 “the Mandalator” –  An experience you will never forget

The barrel of the “Mandalator” is covered with oak wood veneer with a hand rubbed finish.  “Mandalator” is an experience you will never forget. The rotatable fluid filled object cell has a brilliant array of primary colors that flash across the velvet blackness of the background. This image emerges from 26 years of lamp working experience by Shelley Knapp. She has individually lamp worked Italian glass canes and dichroic glass to achieve this image. The premium quality front surface mirror produces a five pointed star that has been intensified with magnification.

 “Mandalious” – The future is Now.

“Mandalious” is covered in bubinga wood veneer with a hand rubbed finish. Take a journey with “Mandalious” into the world of dichroic glass. Experience the affects of thin metal coatings on beautiful colored Italian glass canes after a roll in the flame by master lampwork artist Shelley Knapp. Shelley takes a departure from the well established look of her glass to create this wonderful futuristic image.The rotatable fluid filled object cell has a brilliant array of metallic jewel tone glass that vibrates with color as its floats across the black background. The premium quality tapered front surface mirrors produces a six pointed image that has been intensified with magnification. To fully enjoy your journey be sure to experience “Mandalious” in various light sources.

“Magic Mandala” – A beautiful salute to color

Experience the joyful feeling a rainbow brings and combine it with the beauty of a Shelley Knapp kaleidoscope image and you have “Magic Mandala”. A joyful excursion into the world of color. “Magic Mandala” utilizes a 6 point front surface mirror system enhanced by a high quality magnification lens. The black background refines the bright colors of the hand lampworked glass in the prism enhanced image. The rotatable fluid filled object cells will present you with an unlimited variety of beautiful images. The body of the kaleidoscope is encased in a beautiful walnut wood veneer with a hand rubbed finish.

 

TwiLight II kaleidoscope by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios“TwiLight II” – the classic “TwiLight” reborn in 2014

To peer through the magnified lens into the eternal depths of “TwiLght II” is to experience the bold brilliance of an ever changing nova. A side light object chamber contains flame sculpted “Dichroic glass” and “Stringerinis” a technique Shelley developed. The glass pieces cascade gracefully across the deep dark of the object chamber, to burst into a myriad of colors. The first surface mirrors produces a five pointed star of suspended splendor and is enhanced by a magnification lens.. This technical wizardry is encased in a lovely maple wood veneer with a hand rubbed finish.

 

TwiLight kaleidoscope by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios TwiLight kaleidoscope by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios TwiLight kaleidoscope by Randy & Shelley Knapp of Knapp Studios

These kaleidoscopes retail for $236.00 plus shipping and handling

If you would like to purchase a kaleidoscope from the “Mandala Series” please contact us for next available ship date.

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