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Opaque and transparent colors are applied to a gather of clear then fused in the furnace.
The colors are twisted around the circumference to produce the variety of images one would see in a kaleidoscope.
The kaleidoscope was invented by Sir David Brewster in 1814 while conducting experiments in polarization using circles of mirrors with loose beads and bits of glass.
Looking in one end, light enters the other creating random images of color in changing geometric patterns.
"Kaleidoscope" derives from the Ancient Greek words for beauty, form, and examination, hence "observer of beautiful forms."