Nancy Koscheski & Jean Schilling
Visionaries in Handcrafted Kaleidoscopes
Welcome to the enchanting world of N & J Enterprises, LLC, where Nancy Koscheski and Jean Schilling, the brilliant minds behind the brand, bring more than 30 years of combined expertise in the artistry of handmade wooden kaleidoscopes. Based in Bentonville, AR, N & J Enterprises has become synonymous with exquisite craftsmanship, unique designs, and an unwavering commitment to affordability.
Jean Schilling, with over two decades of floral design and florist retail experience, recognized a gap in the market for affordable, well-crafted kaleidoscopes. Married to a successful kaleidoscope retailer, Jean closed her floral business in July of '07 to join forces with Nancy Koscheski. Together, they seized the opportunity to launch their fabulous line of kaleidoscopes in March of the same year. The combination of Jean's design acumen and business savvy, coupled with Nancy's extensive knowledge of the kaleidoscope industry, has been the driving force behind the success of N & J Enterprises.
At the heart of N & J Enterprises is a dedication to producing kaleidoscopes that are both original and inspired. The designs, rooted in the traditions of kaleidoscope makers such as Parman Brothers and Big Muddy, with a touch of Van Cort's influence, showcase the duo's commitment to preserving the art while adding their unique twist.
Designed and produced in Arkansas and Iowa, N & J Enterprises' kaleidoscopes are a joint effort by Jean Schilling and Nancy Koscheski. The production process involves cutting and assembling mirrors, crafting wood wheels, and filling chambers, resulting in kaleidoscopes and teleidoscopes that are truly works of art. Brass components and wooden pieces, meticulously made to their designs by outside contractors, further enhance the uniqueness of each piece.
The kaleidoscope lineup at N & J Enterprises is diverse, featuring wood kaleidoscopes, metal kaleidoscopes, and combinations of wood and metal kaleidoscopes. With rotating heads, wood wheels, and teleidoscopes in their collection, N & J Enterprises offers a kaleidoscopic experience like no other.
Nancy Koscheski and Jean Schilling have not just created a business; they have crafted a kaleidoscopic legacy that continues to captivate enthusiasts and collectors alike. N & J Enterprises invites you to explore the magic within their handcrafted kaleidoscopes – a testament to the enduring spirit of creativity and passion that defines their artistry.