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

 

Northstar Boro Canary Full Rod

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 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.

Northstar Boro Caramel Full Rod

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 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.

Northstar Boro Cherry Full Rod

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 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.

Northstar Boro Crystal Bliss Full Rod

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 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.

Northstar Boro Dark Blue Amber/Purple 50grm

Dark Blue Amber/Purple First,

NS-049 Dark Blue Amber/Purple is the more intense version of Light/Blue Amber Purple. It yields a more intense semi opaque strike and has more of a blue tint. Due to its intensity it is useful for thin blown work and cane applications. Work Dark Blue Amber/Purple in a hot neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Reduction will affect the strike. Dark Blue Amber/Purple’s strike is amplified by a backing of NS-054 Star White.

125grm of Northstar Dark Blue Amber Purple

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 

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 Double Amber Purple Full Rod

Double 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.

125grm of Northstar Double Amber Purple

Double 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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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 Exp 88 Coma First Full Rod

Exp 88 Coma is a light blue, flame stable, near air free experiment new to Abe’s Vault. The goal with this colour is to minimize the livering effect caused by copper in the glass being exposed to a reducing atmosphere of a propane rich flame. We believed that this colour will be sought after due to this quality as well as its highly refractive beautiful gem like blue hue.
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125grm of Northstar Exp 88 Coma First

Exp 88 Coma is a light blue, flame stable, near air free experiment new to Abe’s Vault. The goal with this colour is to minimize the livering effect caused by copper in the glass being exposed to a reducing atmosphere of a propane rich flame. We believed that this colour will be sought after due to this quality as well as its highly refractive beautiful gem like blue hue.