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Northstar Borosilicate Coloured Rods & Frit

 

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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
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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 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 Red Exotic

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!
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125grm Northstar Galaxy

NS-152 Galaxy is the first collaborative effort between Northstar Glass & Trautman Art Glass to produce a new colour in rod. This colour was formulated from the iconic NS-125 Jet Black base along with the amazing sparkle from the TAG Stardust family. Very durable & easy to use with a beautiful balance of dense black and heavy sparkle. Safe for encasement, though not recommended for millefiori or deep encasement. Use an oxidizing flame to prevent any grey streaks caused from reductive environment.
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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 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.

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 Berry Gumbolt Odd

NS-103 Berry Gumbolt is a fully opaque saturated dark blue. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. It is not susceptible to reduction and is not flame sensitive. For best results keep it in a neutral flame. It is a great backing for such colours as NS-14 Irrid and NS-15 Turquesa, and goes well with NS-63 Canary.

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 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 Boro Amber Purple Odd

Amber Purple Odd

The colour can produce pale yellows to ambers to a deep purple. To yield the most vibrant purples, work in a hot neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Reduction will affect the strike. Try encasing your favourite Amber/Purple with NS-032 Violet, or NS-031 Lavender. To enhance NS-013 Amber/Purple try backing it with NS-054 Star White.

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 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 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 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 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 Dark Blue Amber Purple

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125grm of Northstar Dark Cobalt

Northstar Boro Coloured Rod, Dark Cobalt First 

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.