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125grm of Northstar Exp 60 Light Cadmium Red

Experiment #60 is a Gaffer X Northstar collaboration to produce a more workable cadmium red. These rods are a Light 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.

125grm of Northstar Double Amber Purple

Double Amber Purple First,

NS-026 Double Amber/Purple is the more intense version of NS-013 Amber/Purple. It produces the most exciting metallic purples and vermilions. It behaves similarly in the flame as regular Amber/Purple but because of its greater intensity more care has to be taken to prevent reduction. Double Amber/Purple can be stretched further and can be blown relatively thin without losing the vibrant purple strike. Be sure to try layering Double Amber/Purple over NS-081 Blue Caramel.

125grm of Northstar Dark Cobalt

Northstar Boro Coloured Rod, Dark Cobalt First 

125grm of Northstar Crystal Bliss

Crystal Bliss First,

NS-123 Crystal Bliss is a light cobalt blue with lots of sparkle. The colour is not heat sensitive and works great. NS-123 Crystal Bliss is very light in colour and when pulled thin, the colour will fade to clear. We created NS-123 Crystal Bliss the artists that like to coat their colours with sparkle. Use an oxidizing flame to cut down on red lines of copper.

125grm of Northstar Cherry

Cherry First,

NS-065 Cherry is the most eye-catching member of the intense opaque family. It is a bright candy apple red that is well suited for stringer application and blown work. Cherry is slightly sensitive to reduction, so work in a soft neutral flame. Cherry is however heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the colour, but not necessary. Cherry can be easily worked on the surface and will not boil or scar if worked carefully in a soft flame. A nice colour effect to try is a layer of NS-037 Rootbeer over NS-065 Cherry.

125grm of Northstar Caramel

Caramel First,

NS-044 Caramel is a more intense version of NS-041 Butterscotch. It is a rich silvery tan colour 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 colours. To bring out the silvery mirror like sheen bathe the piece in a reducing flame. Be sure to try NS-007 Ruby or NS-013 Amber/Purple over NS-044 Caramel.

125grm of Northstar Canary

Canary First.   

NS-063 Canary is a bright intense opaque lemon yellow. It is eye catching and is well suited for stringer application, and blown work. It is not terribly sensitive to flame chemistry but stay out of overly reducing flames. Canary however is heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the color, but not necessary. Canary can be easily worked on the surface and will not boil or scar if worked carefully in a soft flame. For a nice color effect layer NS-009 Yellow over NS-063 Canary.

125grm of Northstar Boro Red Exotic Odd

Red Exotic Odd

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

 

125grm of Northstar Boro Cherry Red Odd

Cherry Red Odd

NS-065 Cherry is the most eye-catching member of the intense opaque family. It is a bright candy apple red that is well suited for stringer application and blown work. Cherry is slightly sensitive to reduction, so work in a soft neutral flame. Cherry is however heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the colour, but not necessary. Cherry can be easily worked on the surface and will not boil or scar if worked carefully in a soft flame. A nice color effect to try is a layer of NS-037 Rootbeer over NS-065 Cherry.

125grm of Northstar Blue Green

Blue Green First,

NS-038 Intense Blue Green is the more saturated version of NS-015 Turquesa. It is a vibrant striking semi opaque blue. When oxidized, Intense Blue Green yields a rich smoky blue strike. When worked in a neutral environment NS-038 produces bright metallic greens. When reduced, this colour produces hazy grey tones. It looks great when cased with clear, and try layering NS-005 over the surface. To make the strike even more vibrant, back NS-038 with NS-054 Star White.

125grm of Northstar Blue Caramel

Blue Caramel First,

NS-081 Blue Caramel is a lush high intensity silvery striking colour. If worked in a super oxidizing flame it will yield smoky blues and greens. If reduced it provides the user with an extremely silvery tan colour. If encased, the colour turns to be a brilliant metallic green. It is easy to work and is well suited for stringer applications and blown work. Try layering NS-066 Sublime over the surface for a wonderful green effect!

125grm of Northstar Amber/Purple

Amber Purple First,

NS-026 Double Amber/Purple is the more intense version of NS-013 Amber/Purple. It produces the most exciting metallic purples and vermilions. It behaves similarly in the flame as regular Amber/Purple but because of its greater intensity more care has to be taken to prevent reduction. Double Amber/Purple can be stretched further and can be blown relatively thin without losing the vibrant purple strike. Be sure to try layering Double Amber/Purple over NS-081 Blue Caramel.

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125grm of Northstar Absinthe

NS-143 Absinthe was developed to meet the demand by artists for new and exciting transparent colours. This glass will present similar working characteristics as NS-66 Sublime with a stronger emerald green colour.
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125grm Northstar Unobtainium

NS-104 Unobtainium is a very dense gun metal blue with lots of sparkle. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. It is easily worked and can take a lot of heat. To keep the colour most vibrant, work in a neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Try to avoid deep encasement, it may cause cracking. Please use NS-104 Unobtainium with care and test your application before making expensive pieces. Outside work seems to work just great with no problems. Try coating NS-104 Unobtainium with NS-86 Garnet or NS-88 Pomegranate to achieve a brilliant ruby sparkle. Any transparent colour coated over NS-104 Unobtainium looks great.
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125grm Northstar Silver Unobtainium

NS-120 Silver Unobtainium is also a dark blue sparkle that has silver in it. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. It is easily worked and can take a lot of heat. To keep the colour most vibrant, work in a neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Try to avoid deep encasement that may cause cracking. When worked in an oxidizing flame NS-120 Silver Unobtainium stays a dark blue colour with wispy hues of silver over it. If reduced the colour does not show much sparkle but still has many vivid colours.
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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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125grm Northstar Indigo Aventurine

NS-075 Indigo Aventurine is a fully opaque deep night blue aventurine colour. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. It is easily worked and can take a lot of heat. To keep the colour most vibrant, work in a neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. It looks great over NS-054 Star White and be sure to try encasing it with NS-070 Ice Blue!
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125grm Northstar Boro Mystery Aventurine

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.
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125grm Northstar Boro Light Oregon Grey

NS-096 Light Oregon Gray further compliments Oregon Gray to fill a void in the borosilicate palette. It is an atmospherically stable opal. Work slowly in a soft, unfocused flame to prevent surface scarring. Once melted in smooth, heat can be soaked in more rapidly
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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