Northstar Boro Plum Krazy 50grm

Plum Krazy First,

NS-093 Plum Krazy is a dark transparent faux purple that strikes to a rich smoky blue. Work in a cool oxidizing flame to prevent overheating and striking the colour. When ready to strike, either kiln at 1050F or bathe the glass in a gentle bushy neutral flame to bring out the soft blue strike. This colour is best suited for moderately thick coil-potted blown work and sculptural applications. When encased in clear this colour produces a vibrant violet with wisps of metallic blue. Be sure to try it over NS-054 Star White or NS-081 Blue Caramel. Prolonged reduction leads to a greyish blue opaque surface.

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 Poppy 50grm

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 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 grey streaks on the surface and result in a dull matte finish. When applying the colour, do so gently. After it is melted in it can take a lot of heat. NS-091 Ninja is great in combination with many colours and serves as a background for striking colours. Be sure to try layering your favourite Amber/Purple over the surface.

Northstar Boro Opaque Aqua Full Rod

Opaque Aqua First,

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. It is not susceptible to reduction and is not flame sensitive. For best results keep it in a neutral flame.

Northstar Boro Amber/Purple Full Rod

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.

Northstar Boro Amber Purple 50grm

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.

Northstar Boro Tan Silver Creek Full Rod

Tan Silver Creek First,

NS-114 Tan Silver Creek is a yellowish cream colour. It can yield rich purplish blue and creamy tan tones. When kept in a more oxidizing environment, you will get more of the blues and purples. If reduced, a silvery haze will appear on the surface. NS-114 Tan Silver Creek is easy to work and can take a lot of heat which makes it a forgiving striking colour. It can be stretched out and is good for blown work and sculpture. If you are looking for something even more intense, try NS-44 Caramel or NS-102 Silver Bullet.

Northstar Boro Turquesa Full Rod

NS-020 Dark Cobalt is the second most saturated of the four shades of cobalt blue Northstar produces. Dark Cobalt is well suited for thin blown work and cane work. Because of its intensity it must be worked in an oxidizing flame to prevent greying.

Northstar Boro Irrid Full Rod

NS-014 Irrid is the least saturated of the transparent striking colours. When oxidized it produces a silvery transparent metallic blue. When reduced, NS-014 Irrid turns a light sea green colour. Irrid can be worked hot and is another forgiving striking colour. Try layering it over an opaque to yield new effects.

Northstar Boro Turbo Cobalt 50grm

Turbo Cobalt First,

NS-033 Turbo Cobalt is the most intense cobalt blue in the Northstar palette. It is great for stringer application, and stretching out thin. If kept moderately thick, Turbo Cobalt is an excellent faux black. Because of its intensity, NS-033 Turbo Cobalt must be worked in a highly oxidizing flame to prevent greying. If however you are looking for a battleship grey, it can be achieved by working Turbo Cobalt in a heavily reducing flame. For a nice colour combination try layering NS-026 Double Amber/Purple over NS-033 Turbo Cobalt.

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Northstar Boro Absinthe 50grm

Absinthe First

NS-143 Absinthe was developedto meet the demand by artists for new and exciting transparent colours.The glass will present similer working characteristics as NS-66 Sublime with a stronger emerald green color.

Northstar Boro Blue Caramel 50grm

A rich buttery striking color. Keep it oxidized for hazy blues and greens. Reduce for the most scintillating mirror-like sheen.
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Northstar Boro Ursa 50grm

Ursa First

NS-140 Ursa is a response to our artists who have been asking for an opaque brown. We have experimented with the alternatives to the industry standard cadmium based brown.We have formulated Ursa with a good working viscosity , as well as dense colour saturation to help the artists explore this earth tone. As with many opaque colours this glass can suffer from boiling issues if pushed too fast or hot.

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Northstar Boro Mauvelous 50grm

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.

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Northstar Boro Pink Odd 50grm

Pink Odd Lot

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.

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Northstar Boro Brillo 50grm

NS-134 Brillo This colour is a versatile sparkle that does NOT cause cracking. Brillo is a watered down version of NS-129 Steel Wool.
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Northstar Boro Lucy 50grm

Lucy, the newest colour to make it into production at Northstar glass is ready to roll! This colour works best in oxidizing and neutral flames.

Lucy is clear with very few air inclusions, and when worked it remains quite clear in normal lighting. Under uv lighting Lucy is a very intense hot pink!  A very stable colour to add to the uv pallet.  Lucy works great on the surface and can also be worked under clear.  Fantastic for blown and sculpted applications.  My favourite use of Lucy, is layering it over all other colours to create unique blends! 

Northstar Boro Orange 50grm

NS-005 Orange is a bright transparent striking orange that is well suited for sculpture, bead work and moderately thin blown work. The striking process is temperature related but in order to prevent any muddying, work in a neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. It is recommended to kiln strike NS-005 Orange. NS-005 Orange looks great over NS-54 Star White, and be sure to try layering NS-13 Amber/Purple over it.

Northstar Boro Silver Unobtainium 50grm

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.