Steampunk kaleidoscopes

On my recent wander around London I came across Piccadilly Market. I don’t normally go to this part of London, so I decided to have a look around. There were lots of unique things to look at and buy, from hand crafted pop up cards and precious gems to pocket watches and stamps. What really captured my attention though were the steampunk kaleidoscopes. I’ve always loved kaleidoscopes, the lovely colours and the endless patterns that emerge from so simple an idea using mirrors, reflections and beads.

Steampunk kaleidoscopes

Steampunk kaleidoscopes

As I loved them so much I couldn’t walk away without buying one. I decided on a keyring version as I felt it was a more sensible size, plus I could have a peek whenever I felt like.

Steampunk kaleidoscopes keyring

And just to give you an idea here’s some (blurry, sorry) shots of what I can see through the tiny eye hole.

Kaleidoscope pattern

Kaleidoscope pattern

The kaleidoscopes keyring is a nice addition to my set of keys and I’m glad I came across it so unexpectedly.

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