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Northstar Borosilicate Coloured Rods & Frit

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Northstar Ghost 2nds Slugger (226grm)

This Slugger is 33-35mm dia solid rod and weighs 226grm

This slugger bar formula is based off of our standard NS-154 Ghost Rods. This is a more saturated formula that will result in a dense opalescent white once worked. Perfect for layering colours, and thinning out for blown work. It is a very smooth and easy to use colour with little to no air. Made from batch in Portland, OR and part of our new line of colours, “the Future Line”

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Northstar Ghost 2nds Slugger (908grm)

This Slugger is 33-35mm dia solid rod and weighs 908grm

This slugger bar formula is based off of our standard NS-154 Ghost Rods. This is a more saturated formula that will result in a dense opalescent white once worked. Perfect for layering colours, and thinning out for blown work. It is a very smooth and easy to use colour with little to no air. Made from batch in Portland, OR and part of our new line of colours, “the Future Line”

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Northstar Ghost 2nds Slugger (336grms

This Slugger is 33-35mm dia solid rod and weighs 336grm

This slugger bar formula is based off of our standard NS-154 Ghost Rods. This is a more saturated formula that will result in a dense opalescent white once worked. Perfect for layering colours, and thinning out for blown work. It is a very smooth and easy to use colour with little to no air. Made from batch in Portland, OR and part of our new line of colours, “the Future Line”

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Northstar Opal Skyline 2nds Slugger, (365grm)

Experiment #117 is an opaque and dense sky blue shade. This colour slightly strikes a few different shades of light blue resembling that of a unclouded sky. It is a buttery smooth and easy to use colour with the ability to be heavily encased and still hold its saturation well.
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Northstar Opal Skyline 2nds Slugger (336grms )

Experiment #117 is an opaque and dense sky blue shade. This colour slightly strikes a few different shades of light blue resembling that of a unclouded sky. It is a buttery smooth and easy to use colour with the ability to be heavily encased and still hold its saturation well.
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Northstar Empire 2nds Slugger, (910grm )

Experiment #112 Empire is a striking gold violet purple with an opalescent base. Very similar characteristics as Exp. #111 Star Gazer although with a higher saturation of cobalt to produce a deep violet purple with cobalt hues while holding an opalescent quality. It is a buttery smooth and easy to use colour.bility to be encased and still hold its saturation well.
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Northstar Empire 2nds Slugger (176grm)

Experiment #112 Empire is a striking gold violet purple with an opalescent base. Very similar characteristics as Exp. #111 Star Gazer although with a higher saturation of cobalt to produce a deep violet purple with cobalt hues while holding an opalescent quality. It is a buttery smooth and easy to use colour.bility
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Northstar Star Gazer V1 2nds Slugger,436grm)

Experiment #111 Star Gazer is a striking gold amethyst with an opalescent base. This glass is a light pastel blue slugger that strikes to purple. Combining the characteristics of Exp. #110 Karmaline and cobalt to produce a perfectly balanced royal purple amethyst with an opalescent quality. It is a buttery smooth and easy to use colour with the ability to be encased and still hold its saturation well.
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Northstar Star Gazer V1 2nds Slugger (430grms)

Experiment #111 Star Gazer is a striking gold amethyst with an opalescent base. This glass is a light pastel blue slugger that strikes to purple. Combining the characteristics of Exp. #110 Karmaline and cobalt to produce a perfectly balanced royal purple amethyst with an opalescent quality. It is a buttery smooth and easy to use colour with the ability to be encased and still hold its saturation well.
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Selection Pack of Fine Northstar Frits

A pack of 5 Northstar fine fits all in labelled 10grm packs.

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Northstar English Ivy Full Rod

NS-131 English Ivy is a light transparent aquamarine colour, that when used in the flame, can yield many color 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.
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125grm of Northstar English Ivy

NS-131 English Ivy is a light transparent aquamarine colour, that when used in the flame, can yield many color 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.

Northstar Indigo Aventurine Full Rod

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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Northstar Deep Sea Blue Small Frit 50grm

Northstar Boro Frit, Deep Sea Blue
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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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Northstar Boro Ursa Full Rod

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.

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 Turbo Cobalt Full Rod

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.

Northstar Boro Turbo Cobalt

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 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.