Northstar Boro Red Exotic Full Rod 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

 

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Northstar Boro Red Exotic Full Rod

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!

Northstar Boro Purple Urple Full Rod

Purple Urple First,

NS-101 Purple Urple is a dark purple that looks like NS-80 Hyacinth but works differently in the flame. This opaque purple uses chrome based technology but does not have cracking problems. It is great for blown work and thin stringer application. It is heat and flame sensitive so it must be heated up slowly to prevent boiling. Once it glows red, NS-101 Purple Urple will take heat well. Because of its intensity it is sensitive to reduction. If the flame is not oxidizing enough, grey and brown streaks will develop on the surface of the glass. Try it with a layer of NS-32 Violet for a deep purple effect.

Northstar Boro Purple Lilac Full Rod

Purple Lilac First,

We recommend using this colour in any type of flame. For a more opaque colour use a slightly reducing flame and for beautiful transparent colour use an oxidizing flame. This colour can be used in any application without problems as well. We consider this colour to be a striking colour so the more you anneal it the more opaque it will turn. Please remember that if you thin out the colour too much you will not be able to bring it back to a nice opaque colour.

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 Pomegranite Odd Full Rod

NS-88 The lightest of the three self-striking Rubies. Work in a neutral flame. Will not liver or develop brown hues. The strike must be completed in the kiln at 1050 deg F.

Northstar Boro Plum Krazy Full Rod

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 Pink Full Rod

Pink First,

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. Because NS-023 Pink washes out when thinned, most regard this colour as one for solely sculpture. Surprisingly another great role for NS-023 Pink and other transparent colours is use as overlay colours. NS-023 Pink looks great over NS-026 Double Amber/Purple, NS-045 Blue Moon, and many others. By using even a thin coating of Pink, a striking colour can be transformed into an entirely new shade.

Northstar Boro Periwinkle Fine Frit

Northstar Boro Frit, Periwinkle

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 Nile Full Rod

Nile First

NS-089 Nile is a unique organic version of our NS-013 Amber/Purple. It yields rich earthy tones and burnt amber hues. It is well suited for blown and sculptural applications, but it is not saturated enough for thin stringer applications. It is also useful as an overlay colour. When working NS-089 Nile use a hot oxidizing flame. It can be flame or kiln struck to yield a rich “glazed pottery-like” finish. It is also interesting to note that when this colour is coiled, the coil lines are virtually unnoticeable and it yields a truly uniform surface. Be sure to try it over you favourite opaque.

Northstar Boro Mystery Aventurine Full Rod

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.

Northstar Boro Multi Full Rod

NS-03 As suggested by this color’s name, there are numerous exciting effects that can be yielded from NS-03 Multi. If you are new to the world of striking colors, Multi is a great forgiving start.

Northstar Boro Maple Syrup Odd Full Rod

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 brough back this transparent brown with a reformulation to decrease air content and homogenize the colour.

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Northstar Boro Maple Syrup Full Rod

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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Northstar Boro Lucy Full Rod

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 Loch Ness Full Rod

Loch Ness First,

NS-098 Loch Ness is a dark opaque, sparkly dark green that can be used in virtually any application. Best if worked in a neutral to oxidizing flame to achieve optimum results. Extended annealing tends to bring out a golden hue in this colour.

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Northstar Boro Light Oregon Grey Full Rod

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

Northstar Boro Light Cobalt Full Rod

NS-019 Light Cobalt is the least saturated of the four shades of cobalt blue Northstar produces. Because it is the least intense it can be worked in any flame without altering the colour. It is not for thin blown work, but it is the ideal overlay colour. By encasing opaque colours or saturated striking colours with NS-019 Light Cobalt Blue numerous new effects can be created.

Northstar Boro Light Blue Amber Purple Odd

Light Blue Amber Purple Odd

NS-048 Light Blue Amber/Purple is the least saturated of the five Amber/Purple colours Northstar produces. It yields a light purplish blue strike. Work in a hot neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Reduction will affect the strike. Light Blue Amber Purple is not well suited for thin blown work but best suited for sculptural applications. NS-048 Light blue Amber/Purple looks great over NS-054 Star White and NS-081 Blue Caramel