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Northstar Borosilicate Coloured Rods & Frit

 

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Northstar Boro Yellow Odd Full Rod

NS-009 Yellow is an eye catching striking transparent yellow. It can be struck in a kiln or in the flame. This is another good forgiving striking colour for those starting out. If it is worked in an oxidizing environment, NS-009 Yellow will yield a transparent golden yellow. If worked in a neutral to slightly reducing flame NS-009 Yellow will start to darken and turn a semi opaque amber colour. Because the strike can be easily controlled, NS-009 Yellow can be used for sculpture, beads, and blown work without washing out or overpowering the work. Try layering NS-009 Yellow over NS-007 Ruby for a vibrant fuchsia colour (as demonstrated in Northstar Newsletter issue 8), and be sure to try it over NS-028 Blue Exotic.
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125grm of Northstar Yellow Odd

NS-009 Yellow is an eye catching striking transparent yellow. It can be struck in a kiln or in the flame. This is another good forgiving striking colour for those starting out. If it is worked in an oxidizing environment, NS-009 Yellow will yield a transparent golden yellow. If worked in a neutral to slightly reducing flame NS-009 Yellow will start to darken and turn a semi opaque amber colour. Because the strike can be easily controlled, NS-009 Yellow can be used for sculpture, beads, and blown work without washing out or overpowering the work. Try layering NS-009 Yellow over NS-007 Ruby for a vibrant fuchsia colour (as demonstrated in Northstar Newsletter issue 8), and be sure to try it over NS-028 Blue Exotic.
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Northstar Boro English Ivy Odd Full Rod

NS-131 English Ivy is a light transparent aquamarine colour, that when used in the flame, can yield many colour hues. This colour is in the same family as NS-13 Amber Purple and NS-03 Multi so the colour possibilities are endless. NS-131 English Ivy produces metallic blues and sea greens. When reduced, this colour can yield earthy reds and browns. We recommend using an oxidizing flame to achieve the most vivid colour. Because it is more saturated than NS-13 Amber Purple and NS-03 Multi it will react much more quickly to the particular chemistry of the flame so be careful not to over reduce. To yield other interesting effects, try encasing NS-131 English Ivy with clear or backing it with an opaque colour like NS-54 Star White. This colour can be stretched thin, so it is well suited for delicate blown work, stringer application, and cane work.
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125grm of Northstar English Ivy Odd

NS-131 English Ivy is a light transparent aquamarine colour, that when used in the flame, can yield many colour hues. This colour is in the same family as NS-13 Amber Purple and NS-03 Multi so the colour possibilities are endless. NS-131 English Ivy produces metallic blues and sea greens. When reduced, this colour can yield earthy reds and browns. We recommend using an oxidizing flame to achieve the most vivid colour. Because it is more saturated than NS-13 Amber Purple and NS-03 Multi it will react much more quickly to the particular chemistry of the flame so be careful not to over reduce. To yield other interesting effects, try encasing NS-131 English Ivy with clear or backing it with an opaque colour like NS-54 Star White. This colour can be stretched thin, so it is well suited for delicate blown work, stringer application, and cane work.
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Northstar Boro Ice Blue Odd Full Rod

NS-070 Ice Blue is a lush copper blue that has an unrivalled eye catching appeal. It is a light transparent colour but it adds great optical depth even in thin layers. It is not suitable for stringers or cane work, but it is great for sculpture and blown work. Its effect as an overlay colour is impressive. When added over NS-045 Blue Moon, it produces a very appealing blue! To keep Ice Blue from dulling or discolouring, work in an oxidizing flame. If worked in a neutral to reducing flame the colour will darken and develop reddish brown striations in the body of the glass
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125grm of Northstar Ice Blue Odd

NS-070 Ice Blue is a lush copper blue that has an unrivalled eye catching appeal. It is a light transparent colour but it adds great optical depth even in thin layers. It is not suitable for stringers or cane work, but it is great for sculpture and blown work. Its effect as an overlay colour is impressive. When added over NS-045 Blue Moon, it produces a very appealing blue! To keep Ice Blue from dulling or discolouring, work in an oxidizing flame. If worked in a neutral to reducing flame the colour will darken and develop reddish brown striations in the body of the glass
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Northstar Boro Blue Thunder Odd Full Rod

NS-122 Blue Thunder is a dark cobalt blue colour with silver. When worked in an oxidizing flame NS-122 Blue Thunder yields bright metallic blues. When worked in a neutral flame it yields bright hazy greens. When worked in a heavily reducing flame NS-122 Blue Thunder produces a nice ash grey. It is well suited for stringer application, blown work, and sculpture. NS-122 Blue Thunder is a lighter version of NS-45 Blue Moon with the same working values.
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125grm of Northstar Blue Thunder Odd

NS-122 Blue Thunder is a dark cobalt blue colour with silver. When worked in an oxidizing flame NS-122 Blue Thunder yields bright metallic blues. When worked in a neutral flame it yields bright hazy greens. When worked in a heavily reducing flame NS-122 Blue Thunder produces a nice ash grey. It is well suited for stringer application, blown work, and sculpture. NS-122 Blue Thunder is a lighter version of NS-45 Blue Moon with the same working values.

Northstar Boro Lokis Lipstick Full Rod

Lokis Lipstick First,

NS-132 Lokis Lipstick is a silver striking colour. It is a close companion to NS-13 Amber Purple but with a little more control of the colour strike. Work NS-132 Lokis Lipstick in an oxidizing flame to achieve the most vivid colour range. It can be struck in the torch or in the kiln. You can achieve colours that look like gold and silver fume as well as deep purples. If reduced enough, it will yield creamy yellows and whites. NS-132 Lokis Lipstick works well in all applications. It is quickly becoming a must in the artist’s palette.

125grm of Northstar Lokis Lipstick

Lokis Lipstick First,

NS-132 Lokis Lipstick is a silver striking colour. It is a close companion to NS-13 Amber Purple but with a little more control of the colour strike. Work NS-132 Lokis Lipstick in an oxidizing flame to achieve the most vivid colour range. It can be struck in the torch or in the kiln. You can achieve colours that look like gold and silver fume as well as deep purples. If reduced enough, it will yield creamy yellows and whites. NS-132 Lokis Lipstick works well in all applications. It is quickly becoming a must in the artist’s palette.

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Northstar Boro Dark Blue Amber Purple Odd Full Rod

A more intense version of NS-048 Light Blue Amber/Purple. Oxidize for purples. Reduce for opaque sea greens. Refer to the Amber Purple section for working information.

125grm of Northstar Dark Blue Amber Purple

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Northstar Boro Dark Multi Full Rod

Dark Multi First,

NS-004 Dark Multi is the more intense version of NS-003 Multi and will yield similar effects, but much more pronounced. 

125grm of Northstar Dark Multi

NS-004 Dark Multi is the more intense version of NS-003 Multi and will yield similar effects, but much more pronounced. 

Northstar Boro Dark Cobalt Full Rod

Northstar Boro Coloured Rod, Dark Cobalt First 

125grm of Northstar Dark Cobalt

Northstar Boro Coloured Rod, Dark Cobalt First 

Northstar Boro Blue Green Full Rod

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 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.

Northstar Boro Lava Full Rod

Lava First,

NS-064 Lava is a bright intense opaque orange. It is very bright and well suited for stringer application and blown work. It is not terribly sensitive to flame chemistry but stay out of overly reducing flames. Lava however is heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the colour, but not necessary. Lava 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-007 Ruby over NS-064 Lava.

 

125grm of Northstar Lava

Lava First,

NS-064 Lava is a bright intense opaque orange. It is very bright and well suited for stringer application and blown work. It is not terribly sensitive to flame chemistry but stay out of overly reducing flames. Lava however is heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the colour, but not necessary. Lava 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-007 Ruby over NS-064 Lava.