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kaleidoscope necklace

by Kevin and Deborah Healy $160.00
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Eye Candy

How often do you find a piece of jewelry that not only makes you look beautiful, but also gives you a new way of looking at the world?

Take a close look at Kevin and Deborah Healy's elegant silver column pendant, and you'll discover it is actually a miniature, fully functioning kaleidoscope. The handcrafted little wonder has three mirrored surfaces inside that reflect a shifting tapestry of vibrant colors, provided by tiny grains of sea glass, recycled glass and mineral gems. Simply hold the rotating silver band between two fingers as you turn the tube and peer inside at the snowflake-like patterns within. The exterior of the pendant is embossed with an intricate lotus pattern. Each is engraved with the initials of the artists and the year it was made. Hangs from a silver chain. Handmade in the USA.

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21571
Made from
sterling silver, recycled glass, recycled sterling silver, beach glass
Measurements
Pendant: .25" dia. x 1" L; Chain: 24" L
Notes
Clean with soft cloth. Keep Kaleidoscope dry.
  • the maker

Kevin and Deborah Healy

Kevin and Deborah have been making Kaleidoscopes since the early 1990's. The first Kaleidoscopes they remember were the cardboard toys passed among friends in some endless childhood summer under the willow trees between stickball games or tea parties. These eventually gave way to wearable works of art.

As jewelers Deborah and Kevin share a fascination, perhaps obsession, with the sparkling colors and facets of gems. When they began making jewelry scopes, their design found a new focus.

"The swirling colors and patterns of Kaleidoscopes have enabled us to add a new dimension to how our jewelry may be enjoyed. As artists, we feel fortunate to participate in the revelatory and peaceful world of Kaleidoscopes." collection

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KALEIDOSCOPE NECKLACE
 
4.8

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (82)
  • Good quality (72)
  • Pretty (62)
  • Good length (54)
  • Elegant (53)

Cons

  • Too delicate (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (70)
  • Dress up or down (53)
  • Going out (35)
  • Office (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (33), Classic style (32), Practical (32), Stylish (26), Modern (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (100), No (26)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (23), Self (22), Child (16), Wife (15), Mother (11)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (36), Other (22), Birthday (19), Valentine’s day (4), Mother’s day (3)

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5.0

Meaningful & Beautiful

By 

from Rochester, MN

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Quality Unique
  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Office

    Comments about KALEIDOSCOPE NECKLACE:

    I donated this necklace to a breast cancer fundraiser in memory of my dear Sister in-law who collected Kaleidoscopes. This is the 3rd or 4th year that I have donated the necklace and it is one of the items that produces the most interest and money as so many women use their tickets to try to win it. It is especially meaningful to those who knew Charlene because of her love of Kaleidoscopes. I have one myself which I treasure.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Stunningly beautiful

    By 

    from Fountain, CO

    About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Length
    • Pretty
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Office

      Comments about KALEIDOSCOPE NECKLACE:

      I have been eyeing this piece for quite some time. I purchased it for my Sister who is turning 60 this year and wanted something unique and special. This is truly that gift! When a blue day comes along, just look through that little beauty and you will be instanttly transformed! The beautiful colors are sure to brighten up anyone's day. If you truly want to give something special, this is it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Above and beyond expected!

      By 

      from Torrance, CA

      About Me Comfort-Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about KALEIDOSCOPE NECKLACE:

        Bought this for my sons girlfriend. She loves it! It is so amazing and the quality is very good. It works just like a real kaleidoscope.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Elegant treasure

        By 

        from Northfield, MN

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Kaleidoscope Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Elegant
        • Exceptional Workmanship
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Not Pretty But Beautiful
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Always Special
          • Everyday

          Comments about KALEIDOSCOPE NECKLACE:

          It is not small, it is tiny and that takes a bit of getting use to to actually use it. It works best with a lot of sunlight. I wear it with sweatshirts and slightly more formal clothes. It won't do if you want a lot of bling. It truly is a treasure and will be a family heirloom.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No, No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Very neat!

          By 

          from Livermore, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about KALEIDOSCOPE NECKLACE:

              Even though it is small the Kaleidoscope is very clear and works great!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Wonderful piece of art

              By 

              from South Texas

              About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Elegant
              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Pretty
              • Unique
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dress Up or Down
                • Everyday

                Comments about KALEIDOSCOPE NECKLACE:

                I love the necklace and receive compliments on it daily. It is very unique! Glad I made the purchase.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No, No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Gorgeous, functioning kaleidoscope

                By 

                from Sylvania, AL

                About Me Modern, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Elegant
                • Good Length
                • Good Quality
                • Meaningful
                • Pretty
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dress Up or Down
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about KALEIDOSCOPE NECKLACE:

                  This necklace is very unique and beautiful. It's a fun, delicate, whimsical gift. The gift recipient is literally wearing it daily!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Gorgeous and unique piece of art

                  By 

                  from Third Coast Texas

                  About Me Classic

                  Pros

                  • Good Length
                  • Good Quality
                  • Meaningful
                  • Nice size
                  • Perfect Weight
                  • Pretty
                  • Quality Kaleidoscope
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dress Up or Down
                    • Everyday
                    • Office

                    Comments about KALEIDOSCOPE NECKLACE:

                    I had been looking at this item for some time and finally decided to treat myself. So glad I finally did! Wonderful craftsmanship. Very quick shipment from the seller. I would highly recommend this item. I have received many compliments about the necklace.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No, No
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Self

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautifully Uncommon!

                    By 

                    from Kansas

                    About Me Comfort-Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Length
                    • Pretty
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about KALEIDOSCOPE NECKLACE:

                      Very appealing always-changing piece of jewelry! Never boring and always a conversation piece.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Self
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Valentine’s Day

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Gift!

                      By 

                      from Wyoming

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Length

                      Cons

                      • Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about KALEIDOSCOPE NECKLACE:

                      Great gift!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Mother
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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                      Q and A

                      When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                      612votes, 79 comments

                      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                      This necklace is beautiful on the outside, but, like many of life's treasures, its true beauty is within. The silver column pendant is actually a functioning kaleidoscope. Would you wear this handmade piece--or gift it to someone special-- as a reminder to cherish the pretty little joys found in every day?

                      Susan

                      I want it NOW.

                      Casey
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      LOVE it!

                      Julie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      This necklace has so many elements that I love. It's just perfect.

                      Linda
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      would purchase as soon as available!

                      Adam
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Yes, thank you, I will take one right now...oh they're not available yet? WELL, WHAT IS THE DEAL?!?! :D

                      Lee

                      Providing the necklace isn't cost-prohibitive, I would LOVE to purchase it!!

                      Mary
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Wow! Endless hours of fun in a piece of jewelry! Love it!

                      Jennifer
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I passed on one similar to this 13 years ago and have always wanted one.... would LOVE to see this made available! (longer chain would be lovely, and easier to use, though)

                      Bonita
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I love kaleidoscopes! How fun to wear one!

                      Donna
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I loved kaleidoscopes as a kid! Too cool to have an adult version!!

                      linda
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I Want one now!

                      Becky
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Love it. Would buy it today if available.

                      Kim
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Hope this is made, cool cool cool!

                      Cathy
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Would happily add this one to my collection. Optics look great.

                      Barbara
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I have one. Love it. People compliment me a lot. They also want to look thru it, while it is around my neck.

                      Patricia
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      the kaleidoscope is AWESOME !!!! and it comes in STERLING SILVER !!! that makes it all the more AWESOME !!!!

                      CMT
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I noticed the prices are no longer listed on these voting opportunities. I really like the design and I've always loved kaleidoscoptes. The final factor would be "how much."

                      Amy
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      We have a wedding coming up...bridesmaids gifts?

                      Leilani

                      Looks like a unique gift for uncommonly unique friends.

                      Leilani

                      Looks fun!

                      amy
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Loved Kaleidoscopes, as a child but you don't see them like you used too. I want this now.

                      cheryll

                      This is a fantastic idea, I would absolutely love to have one!

                      Kimberly

                      Yes. I actually have one and have purchased two as gifts and purchased one for a friend for her to give as a gift. I love them!

                      Lisa
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Adorable!

                      LeighAnne
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Too awesome!!!

                      Judy

                      I have many kaleidoscopes in my home-- to buy one that I can wear would be a treat. Hope I am notified if it goes on sale.

                      Diane

                      How cool and unique...

                      Tina

                      Now, please! Looks wonderful!

                      Ken
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Cost? nice gift!

                      Stephanie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      LOVE LOVE LOVE Kaleidoscopes. I would probably buy them as gifts,too, depending on the cost.

                      Khara
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I love this piece!

                      Sharri
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I love kaleidoscopes! Necklace fun. Sign me up.

                      beth
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      beautiful necklace on its own, even better that it has even more to offer!!

                      Amanda
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Very unique and beautiful!

                      Karlie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Kaleidoscopes are my favorite thing ever and I would love to wear one around my neck!

                      Beth
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      LOVE IT!

                      donna
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      It's pretty, it's made in the USA, would be a fun gift for a young girl.

                      Lori
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      <3 IT!! WANT IT!!!

                      Cynthia
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I want five right now.

                      Jasmine
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      This is amaaaazing!! I will definitely buy this item if it's made available and shipping to Australia will happen, there are too many beautiful things on this site I adore, this one is number one!!!

                      Gaby
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I love it but I worry that 18" is too short a chain for something you want to be able to lift to your eye level. A longer chain might be better.

                      Cat
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Eye catching!!! Love It

                      Margaret
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      love, love, love!!!

                      Melinda

                      can i buy it now?

                      susanne
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I wish I could buy a this TODAY!! Would make wonderful Christmas gifts for my girlfriends!

                      Alana
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      love it!!

                      Katherine
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I would definitely buy this...depending on the price - which is not shown.

                      Michelle
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      love this

                      Cassandra
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      NOW please!!!!!!! What a GREAT gift!!!!!!

                      Linda
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Very pretty and sterling too!

                      Sandy
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Such a unique and awesome piece of jewelry. I would purchase it if the price is right.

                      Sandy
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      What an awesome piece of jewelry, please make it affordable! =)

                      Megan

                      LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I want to buy 3 right now! One for me, one for sis and one for mom!!

                      Cheri
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Would definitely buy this today if it was for sale... hope to see it soon.

                      kristen
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      So fun! I would love this; hoping the price isn't too crazy

                      Patricia
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Adorable

                      Melissa
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      would be the perfect bday present that I logged in to buy!

                      patricia
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Its sooo cute and a conversation starter

                      Dee
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I already have one of these. I LOVE items that cannot be found elsewhere. They are a conversation starter everywhere I go. The kids love them and the parents are so appreciative that I have shared it with their children.

                      Leslie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Beauity is always within!

                      Caroline
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      What about the clasp that locks/holds the necklace in place on the neck? How strong is it? What type of clasp is it? Is the clasp easy to use? I think this is helpful information for all of us who have a hard time with those closures.

                      Libby

                      I agree with susan - I too want it NOW :)

                      amber
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Amazing.

                      Natalie
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      I like the idea, but it seems like it's such a small piece to try to look through.

                      Patricia
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I would buy it. I think it is lovely. Not only that but, it would be nice to see a rainbow of colors on a dreary day.

                      gina

                      Sounds cool, but I can't find the price.

                      Rosalia

                      i want one

                      Nancy
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I can't wait to buy it:)

                      Rachel
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      This awesome looking necklace reminds me of a (cheaper) kaleidoscope necklace that had wonderful glitter and colors. This just makes the magic repackaged as a stunning statement piece. Wear this and you might never reach for your smartphone again when bored!

                      Andrea
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Looks childish, yet too expensive to give to a child

                      Ami
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      What a great idea!! I love items that are more than what they seem. If this becomes available I will be first in line!!

                      ann
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Love it!

                      Melanie
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      hard to identify what it is and what the purpose is

                      Jamie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I'd buy this.

                      Christine
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Brilliant! I love it!

                      Brandy

                      two of my favorite elements: sterling silver and kaleidoscopes. It is perfect!

                      Beverly

                      I would like one

                      Crystal

                      Love it, need it now :)

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