Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

WHAT IS A KALEIDOSCOPE?

"Observation of Beautiful Forms"

 

ka·lei·do·scope | \kə-ˈlī-də-ˌskōp \

The word kaleidoscope is derived from the Ancient Greek καλός (kalos), “beautiful, beauty”, εἶδος (eidos), “that which is seen: form, shape” and σκοπέω (skopeō), “to look to, to examine”, hence “observation of beautiful forms.”

 

A kaleidoscope is made of two or more mirrors or reflective surfaces positioned at an angle to each other, usually forming a V-shape or a triangle. The case is the body surrounding the mirror assembly. A collection of objects is positioned at one end of the mirrors, and there’s an eyehole at the other end.

 

What you see when you look through that eyehole will never be exactly the same twice. While the container holding the objects is often as large as the kaleidoscope tube, only the portion of the objects that fall within the space of the triangle within the object holder is reflected.

WHY OWN A KALEIDOSCOPE?

The REAL VALUE of a kaleidoscope is that they refresh and renew your spirit through relaxing and calming the visual space you choose to spend a few minutes within. As an added benefit, kaleidoscopes stimulate and exercise imagination, enhance meditative effects, and inspire communication and serenity. It is no coincidence that perfect mirrors are at the heart of every kaleidoscope

 

 A kaleidoscope is unique in the art world because it invites the viewer into the creative process, without whom there would be no infinite variety of beauty and fantasy.

By simply rotating the object cell you enter a world of enchanting imagery -  one full an orchestra of color within a capsule.

WHAT IS THE CELL OR OBJECT CASE/CHAMBER? 

A cell is an enclosed object case and usually contains loose objects that move about within the chamber. Some artists have created cells that can be opened and the viewer can add or remove objects but most cells are sealed.

 

Cells can be liquid filled or dry. Liquid cells allow for slower and more flowing motion in the image while dry cells shift quickly but remain stationary until they are moved again. Several artists have developed cells that have been called pucks because they are shaped like a hockey puck.

 

Cells can be any size or shape and are only limited by the imagination of the artist. Some cells are fixed to the kaleidoscope so that the whole kaleidoscope needs to be moved or shaken. Other cell scopes allow for the cell to move independently of the body of the kaleidoscope by turning the cell. A special type of cell kaleidoscope uses a polarized lens to create a rainbow effect within the chamber.

HOW DO I PUT MY TREASURES INSIDE THE OBJECT CHAMBER?

The object cell case is easily opened with a twist top. Instructions are included in every shipment. 

WHAT TYPE OF OBJECTS CAN I PLACE INSIDE THE OBJECT CHAMBER?

There are endless possibilities to personalizing your kaleidoscope object chamber. Below are just a few ideas to get you started. Let your imagination take you on your own journey of discovery to create a unique and everlasting family heirloom bursting with color and patterns.  It also makes a unique gift for a loved one.

  • jewelry/broken jewelry/clasps

  • cuff links

  • buttons

  • pins/brooch

  • charms/bracelet/necklace

  • clothing swatches: dress/lace/neck ties

  • office supplies: paper clip/thumbtack

  • dried flowers

  • clipping of any type of paper

  • stamps

  • animal collar/clasp/tag/charm

  • coins

  • hair accessories/clips/ties

  • piercing jewelry

  • letter/initial trinket

  • game pieces

  • zodiac signs

  • bottle caps

  • marbles

  • lock of hair

  • eyelashes

  • tool chest items/nails/screws

  • feathers

  • beads

  • military ID tags

  • sea glass/shells

  • travel trinkets

  • shapes

CAN I PURCHASE ITEMS FOR THE OBJECT CHAMBER?

An object chamber starter kit is included with each purchase. If you are looking for something special, please contact us and we will do our best to make that happen. 

FOREVURN FAQ

WHAT SIZE URN DO I NEED?

The urn size you should order depends on weight. The average size urn can hold up to 200lbs at time of cremation. Each cubic inch is equal to one (1) pound of body weight. 

  • Large Urn Set: Up to 365lbs/365 cubic inches 

  • Medium Urn Set: Up to 225lbs/225 cubic inches 

  • Small Urn Set: Up to 75lbs/75 cubic inches  

CAN I FIT ALL THE CREMATION ASHES?

Yes. If keeping all cremains, you would want to buy a kaleidoscope set with the urn box and cradle. 

CAN I PURCHASE A KALEIDOSCOPE ONLY?

Yes. We sell all of our kaleidoscopes individually. If purchasing through Forevurn, we include cremains tubes sized to fit within the kaleidoscope. 

CAN I PUT ASHES INSIDE THE KALEIDOCOPE?

Yes. All of our Forevurn kaleidoscopes include a cremains tube sized to fit within the kaleidoscope. If you choose your own method, you will have to size based on the tube length and with, and it must have a closing top. 

CAN I PURCHASE ITEMS FOR THE OBJECT CHAMBER?

An object chamber starter kit is included with each purchase. If you are looking for something special, please contact us and we will do our best to make that happen. We do encourage you to collect your own family heirloom keepsakes to fill the object chamber; those that hold special memories or significance to you and your loved one. 

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