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Northstar Borosilicate Coloured Rods & Frit

 

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Northstar Boro Berry Gumbolt Odd Full Rod

NS-103 Berry Gumbolt is a fully opaque saturated dark blue. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. It is not susceptible to reduction and is not flame sensitive. For best results keep it in a neutral flame. It is a great backing for such colours as NS-14 Irrid and NS-15 Turquesa, and goes well with NS-63 Canary.
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125grm of Northstar Berry Gumbolt Odd

NS-103 Berry Gumbolt is a fully opaque saturated dark blue. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. It is not susceptible to reduction and is not flame sensitive. For best results keep it in a neutral flame. It is a great backing for such colours as NS-14 Irrid and NS-15 Turquesa, and goes well with NS-63 Canary.
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Northstar Boro Opaque Aqua Full Rod

NS-126 Opaque Aqua is a very nice opal blue green colour. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. NS-126 Opaque Aqua will enhance your art because it has a really nice appearance and colour.
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125grm of Northstar Opaque Aqua

NS-126 Opaque Aqua is a very nice opal blue green colour. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. NS-126 Opaque Aqua will enhance your art because it has a really nice appearance and colour.
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Northstar Boro Galaxy Full Rod

NS-152 Galaxy is the first collaborative effort between Northstar Glass & Trautman Art Glass to produce a new colour in rod. This colour was formulated from the iconic NS-125 Jet Black base along with the amazing sparkle from the TAG Stardust family. Very durable & easy to use with a beautiful balance of dense black and heavy sparkle. Safe for encasement, though not recommended for millefiori or deep encasement. Use an oxidizing flame to prevent any grey streaks caused from reductive environment.
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125grm Northstar Galaxy

NS-152 Galaxy is the first collaborative effort between Northstar Glass & Trautman Art Glass to produce a new colour in rod. This colour was formulated from the iconic NS-125 Jet Black base along with the amazing sparkle from the TAG Stardust family. Very durable & easy to use with a beautiful balance of dense black and heavy sparkle. Safe for encasement, though not recommended for millefiori or deep encasement. Use an oxidizing flame to prevent any grey streaks caused from reductive environment.
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Northstar Dark Amethyst Full Rod

NS-106 Dark Amethyst is a light transparent violet colour. This is a “what you see is what you get” colour. Use in a slightly neutral to oxidizing flame for best results. NS-106 Dark Amethyst works like butter so do not hesitate to spread it over other colours. The colour looks best in solid colour blowouts and sculpture work. Stringers tend to lose colour and may appear as a clear Violet
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125grm Northstar Boro Dark Amethyst

NS-106 Dark Amethyst is a light transparent violet colour. This is a “what you see is what you get” colour. Use in a slightly neutral to oxidizing flame for best results. NS-106 Dark Amethyst works like butter so do not hesitate to spread it over other colours. The colour looks best in solid colour blowouts and sculpture work. Stringers tend to lose colour and may appear as a clear Violet
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Northstar Boro Red Exotic Full Rod

NS-029 Red Exotic: The Exotic family contains the most saturated striking colours in the Northstar family. NS-029 Red Exotic produces a deep metallic burgundy. As with the other exotics work them in a super oxidizing environment until you are finished with the piece. Then, turn the flame down and bathe the piece in a super reducing flame for several second to produce the mirror like sheen. Another great effect that is possible with the Exotics is encasement with clear. This group of colours can be stretched out and is great for blown work. If heavily encased, be sure to anneal thoroughly. Exotics are also enhanced by a backing with NS-054 Star White. NS-029 Red Exotic differs from the rest in that kiln striking will amplify the red qualities. Try layering NS-023 Pink over Red Exotic!
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125grm Northstar Boro Red Exotic

NS-029 Red Exotic: The Exotic family contains the most saturated striking colours in the Northstar family. NS-029 Red Exotic produces a deep metallic burgundy. As with the other exotics work them in a super oxidizing environment until you are finished with the piece. Then, turn the flame down and bathe the piece in a super reducing flame for several second to produce the mirror like sheen. Another great effect that is possible with the Exotics is encasement with clear. This group of colours can be stretched out and is great for blown work. If heavily encased, be sure to anneal thoroughly. Exotics are also enhanced by a backing with NS-054 Star White. NS-029 Red Exotic differs from the rest in that kiln striking will amplify the red qualities. Try layering NS-023 Pink over Red Exotic!
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Northstar Boro Maple Syrup Full Rod

Maple Syrup First

NS-141 Maple Syrup is a colour Northsatr has reached back into the history books for.Originally discontinued from our palette as NS-42 Cinamon, we have brought back this transparent brown with a reformulation to decrease air content and homogenize the colour.

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125grm Northstar Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup First

NS-141 Maple Syrup is a colour Northsatr has reached back into the history books for.Originally discontinued from our palette as NS-42 Cinamon, we have brought back this transparent brown with a reformulation to decrease air content and homogenize the colour.

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Northstar Boro Exp 91 Juno Full Rod

Exp. #91 Juno is a teal green similar to the older Experimental #29 (B) .This glass is flame stable, near air free experiment new to Abe’s Vault. The goal with this colour is to minimize the livering effect caused by copper in the glass being exposed to a reducing atmosphere of a propane rich flame. We believed that this colour will be sought after due to this quality as well as its highly refractive beautiful gem like sea-green hue.
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125grm of Northstar Exp 91 Juno

Exp. #91 Juno is a teal green similar to the older Experimental #29 (B) .This glass is flame stable, near air free experiment new to Abe’s Vault. The goal with this colour is to minimize the livering effect caused by copper in the glass being exposed to a reducing atmosphere of a propane rich flame. We believed that this colour will be sought after due to this quality as well as its highly refractive beautiful gem like sea-green hue.
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Northstar Boro Exp 88 Coma First Full Rod

Exp 88 Coma is a light blue, flame stable, near air free experiment new to Abe’s Vault. The goal with this colour is to minimize the livering effect caused by copper in the glass being exposed to a reducing atmosphere of a propane rich flame. We believed that this colour will be sought after due to this quality as well as its highly refractive beautiful gem like blue hue.
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125grm of Northstar Exp 88 Coma First

Exp 88 Coma is a light blue, flame stable, near air free experiment new to Abe’s Vault. The goal with this colour is to minimize the livering effect caused by copper in the glass being exposed to a reducing atmosphere of a propane rich flame. We believed that this colour will be sought after due to this quality as well as its highly refractive beautiful gem like blue hue.
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Northstar Boro Exp 60 Dark 2tone Cadmium Full Rod

Experiment #60 is a Gaffer X Northstar collaboration to produce a more workable cadmium red. These rods are a 2 tone dark cadmium red with light red streaks and or light red core. This glass has less cadmium content making them easier to use in variety of flame environments.
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125grm of Northstar Exp 60 Dark 2tone Cadmium Red

Experiment #60 is a Gaffer X Northstar collaboration to produce a more workable cadmium red. These rods are a 2 tone dark cadmium red with light red streaks and or light red core. This glass has less cadmium content making them easier to use in variety of flame environments.
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Northstar Boro Transparent Green Full Rod

NS-024 Transparent Green is a transparent emerald green. It is intense enough for blown work and looks great in sculpture. NS-024 is sensitive to atmosphere and in order to maintain its original colour, work in an oxidizing flame. If worked in a reducing flame, NS-024 will develop brick red streaks. Try layering Transparent Green over NS-053 Forest Green or NS-027 Green Exotic for exciting effects. Refer to Northstar Newsletter issue 6 under the heading ‘The Importance of Oxidation’ for additional information.
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125grm of Northstar Transparent Green

NS-024 Transparent Green is a transparent emerald green. It is intense enough for blown work and looks great in sculpture. NS-024 is sensitive to atmosphere and in order to maintain its original colour, work in an oxidizing flame. If worked in a reducing flame, NS-024 will develop brick red streaks. Try layering Transparent Green over NS-053 Forest Green or NS-027 Green Exotic for exciting effects. Refer to Northstar Newsletter issue 6 under the heading ‘The Importance of Oxidation’ for additional information.