I am quite new to making kaleidoscopes. My first scope is now in production — a handheld brushed stainless steel scope with a fluid turning mechanism. My background is in design, and I have fashioned myself as a maker and metal sculpture artist over the last few years. I made my first kaleidoscope in an awesome class with Peggy and Steve Kittelson (thanks Peggy and Steve!) that inspired me to design and build my first scope. Copy/Paste this link to my Youtube video that shows how I make the stainless steel scope: https://youtu.be/_FGTX1tLt9Q.