Northstar Boro Star White Small Frit

Northstar Boro Frit, Star White

Northstar Boro Star White Full Rod

Star White First,

NS-054 Star White is a creamy fully opaque white. It is an indispensable colour in the palette for all applications. It is great for sculpture, stringers, blown work, and backings for all transparent colours. With several reformulations Star White has been turned into an easy colour to work. It is atmospherically stable meaning it can be worked in any flame without the colour being affected. To prevent any boiling issues, heat NS-054 Star White slowly and gently. Once the colour is glowing it can take a lot of heat. The trick is patience with a soft flame!

Northstar Boro Star White Fine Frit

Northstar Boro Frit, Star White

Northstar Boro Skyline Full Rod

 Skyline First,

NS-083 Skyline is a fully opaque bright baby blue. It is well suited for stringer applications and blown work. It is not sensitive to reduction but must be heated up slowly to prevent boiling. Once the colour is glowing it will take a lot of heat. Skyline is also a great background colour for many transparent colours.

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Northstar Boro Silver Sea Weed Full Rod

NS-115 Silver Sea Weed is a funky green colour. It is a wild silver striker that can take a lot of heat and be used in many different applications. Working in an oxidizing flame will yield intense purple hues that are like northern lights. If reduced this colour will inherit wispy cream colours with a tint of green.

Northstar Boro Silver Creek Full Rod

Silver Creek First,

NS-105 Silver Creek is a silver based colour which produces the most exciting metallic purples and vermilions as well as silvery greens and blues. It is a very stable colour. It behaves similarly in the flame as NS-13 Amber Purple and NS-26 Double Amber Purple, but because of its greater core range, more care has to be taken to prevent reduction and boiling. NS-105 Silver Creek can be stretched and can be blown relatively thin without losing the vibrant colours. Try using with other colours to achieve multi layered colour combinations.

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Northstar Boro Silver Bullet Full Rod

NS-102 Silver Bullet is a look alike of NS-44 Caramel. It is a rich silvery tan color that can be stretched out thin. It is great for stringer application and blown work. Work in a hot neutral to oxidizing flame for bright tan colors. To bring out the silvery mirror like sheen, bathe the piece in a reducing flame. Try NS-07 Ruby or NS-13 Amber Purple over NS-102 Silver Bullet.

Northstar Boro Rust Full Rod

Rust First,

NS-043 Rust is a fully opaque striking ruby. It can yield a bright porcelain red, and rich earthy browns. Work Rust in a hot neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. It can be flame struck or kiln struck. It is well suited for sculpture as well as blown work. It is also useful as a backing for transparent striking colours.

Northstar Boro Rootbeer Full Rod

NS-037 Rootbeer is a striking red that can yield numerous effects ranging from rich blues and purples to reds and earthy browns. Rootbeer is well suited for sculpture and blown work of all thickness. It can be kiln or flame struck. It strikes more quickly than any other striking reds, so plan carefully. Work in a neutral to oxidizing flame to keep it from developing any liveliness. Try it with a backing of NS-065 Cherry.
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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!

Northstar Boro Purple Urple Full Rod

Purple Urple First,

NS-101 Purple Urple is a dark purple that looks like NS-80 Hyacinth but works differently in the flame. This opaque purple uses chrome based technology but does not have cracking problems. It is great for blown work and thin stringer application. It is heat and flame sensitive so it must be heated up slowly to prevent boiling. Once it glows red, NS-101 Purple Urple will take heat well. Because of its intensity it is sensitive to reduction. If the flame is not oxidizing enough, grey and brown streaks will develop on the surface of the glass. Try it with a layer of NS-32 Violet for a deep purple effect.

Northstar Boro Poppy Full Rod

Poppy First,

NS-085 Poppy is the most eye catching, saturated, and easy working member of the intense opaque family. It is a deep Halloween orange great for stringer applications and thin blown work. It is hardly sensitive to flame chemistry, but it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the colour, but not necessary. Poppy can be easily worked on the surface and will not boil or scar if worked carefully in a soft flame. For a nice colour effect layer your favourite light Ruby over the surface of NS-085 Poppy.

Northstar Boro Pink Full Rod

Pink First,

NS-023 Pink is a light transparent bright pink. It is atmospherically stable meaning it can be worked in any flame without the colour being changed. It is also resistant to excessive heat, and can take a lot of abuse. Because NS-023 Pink washes out when thinned, most regard this colour as one for solely sculpture. Surprisingly another great role for NS-023 Pink and other transparent colours is use as overlay colours. NS-023 Pink looks great over NS-026 Double Amber/Purple, NS-045 Blue Moon, and many others. By using even a thin coating of Pink, a striking colour can be transformed into an entirely new shade.

Northstar Boro Periwinkle Small Frit

Northstar Boro Frit, Periwinkle

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Northstar Boro Peach Full Rod

NS-025 Peach is a bright transparent golden colour that is another member of the transparent family. As seen in Northstar Newsletter issue 21, Peach is an excellent colour for sculpture. It is easy to work, and is atmospherically stable (meaning it can be worked in any flame without the colour changing.) Another great use for NS-025 Peach is use as an overlay colour, as with any other transparent colour. NS-025 Peach looks great over NS-26 Double Amber/Purple, as well as NS-044 Caramel.

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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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Northstar Boro Onyx Full Rod

Description

NS-076 Onyx is the smoothest most saturated black in the Norsthar palette. It is well suited for stringer applications and blown work. It is a green based black and in certain lights it has a slight green tint. Onyx can be worked hot and long without boiling issues and it is not sensitive to reduction. For best results keep it in a neutral flame. It looks great as a backing for NS-013 Amber/Purple and by itself. It is great for backing dichroic, gold, and silver fume.

Northstar Boro Ninja Odd Full Rod

NS-091 Ninja is a smooth moderately dense blue based black. It is well suited for sculptural applications and blown work. It is creamy and works easily, making it a welcomed addition to the palette of blacks from which to choose. When working NS-091 Ninja, do so in an oxidizing flame. In a reductive environment it will develop gray streaks on the surface and result in a dull matte finish. When applying the color, do so gently. After it is melted in it can take a lot of heat. NS-091 Ninja is great in combination with many colors and serves as a background for striking colors. Be sure to try layering your favorite Amber/Purple over the surface.

Northstar Boro Mystery Aventurine Full Rod

NS-078 Mystery Aventurine is a brilliant aventurine colour that strikes to deep purples and reds. When thinned it turns a pale yellowish amber. Mystery Aventurine is well suited for blown work and stringer application. It is not overly sensitive to reduction and is best worked in a hot neutral flame. For the best strike, kiln striking is the way to go. When using this colour heavily encased keep work time to a minimum and kiln anneal thoroughly. Mystery Aventurine looks great over NS-076 Onyx and NS-054 Star White.

Northstar Boro Multi Full Rod

NS-03 As suggested by this color’s name, there are numerous exciting effects that can be yielded from NS-03 Multi. If you are new to the world of striking colors, Multi is a great forgiving start.

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Northstar Boro Galaxy Fine Frit

50grm pack of fine Galaxy boro frit

Northstar Boro Midnight Fine Frit

Northstar Boro Frit, Midnight

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Northstar Boro Mauvelous Full Rod

Mauvelous First

NS-142 Mauvelous also derived from our attempts at earth tones formulated without using cadmium metals as colourant.We are happy to present this beautiful mauve colour to our artists as a tool to explore creativity. As with many opaque colours this glass can suffer from boiling issues if poushed too fast or hot, so let the heat sink in for best working results.

Northstar Boro Maple Syrup Odd 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 brough back this transparent brown with a reformulation to decrease air content and homogenize the colour.

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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.