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.
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Northstar Boro Ice Blue Odd Full Rod

NS-070 Ice Blue is a lush copper blue that has an unrivalled eye catching appeal. It is a light transparent colour but it adds great optical depth even in thin layers. It is not suitable for stringers or cane work, but it is great for sculpture and blown work. Its effect as an overlay colour is impressive. When added over NS-045 Blue Moon, it produces a very appealing blue! To keep Ice Blue from dulling or discolouring, work in an oxidizing flame. If worked in a neutral to reducing flame the colour will darken and develop reddish brown striations in the body of the glass

Northstar Boro Green Exotic Small Frit 50grm

Northstar Small Green Exotic Fit.

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Northstar Boro Green Exotic Full Rod

Green Exotic First,

NS-027 Green Exotic: The Exotic family contains the most saturated striking colours in the Northstar family. NS-027 Green Exotic can yield a mirror like green metallic finish and if over-reduced a very organic earthy tone as well. To keep the Exotics most vibrant, 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. Be sure to try layering NS-007L over NS-027 Green Exotic.

Northstar Boro Green Amber/Purple Full Rod

Green Amber/Purple First,

NS-069 Green Amber/Purple is the most intense and exciting of the Northstar Amber/Purple family. It reacts quickly and produces the lushest purplish blue strike. NS-069 Green Amber/Purple is the most intense and exciting of the Northstar Amber/Purple family. It reacts quickly and produces the lushest purplish blue strike. It can range in colour from a pale silvery blue to an opaque to a sea green all the way to cloudy grey. It is well  suited for flame striking and produces wonderful results. Because it is so intense be sure to keep a hot oxidizing flame set. Reduction will affect the strike. Try it over NS-054 Star White. Another excellent combination is NS-005 Orange hobnails over the surface of NS-069 Green Amber/Purple. There is a lot you can do with this colour have fun exploring.

Northstar Boro Goldenrod Full Rod

Goldenrod First,

NS-084 Goldenrod is a bright, saturated intense opaque dark yellow. It is well suited for stringer application and thin blown work. It is not terribly sensitive to flame chemistry but stay out of overly reducing flames. Goldenrod however is heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the colour, 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 colour effect layer NS-013 Amber/Purple over NS-084 Goldenrod.

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Northstar Ghost- Odd Full Rod

NS-154 Ghost is Northstar’s newest addition to the permanent palette and is a part of our newest line of colours, “the Future Line” Made from batch in Portland, OR and formulated with the easy working characteristics of Secret White and air free quality of Opaline to achieve a highly workable and smooth opalescent white. Our intent with this experiment is to supply artists with best material at affordable cost. Safe for deep encasements and works great in all flame atmospheres.

Northstar Boro Galaxy Full Rod

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.

Northstar Boro Forest Green Fine Frit

Northstar Boro Frit, Forest Green

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Northstar Boro Exp 91 Juno Full Rod

Exp. #91 Juno is a teal green similar to the older Experimental #29 (B) .This glass is 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 sea-green hue.
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Northstar Boro Exp 70 Cadmium Blood red Transitional Full Rod

Experiment #70 is an effort to produce a dark cadmium red to pair nicely along with Northstar’s current cadmium palette. This glass presents a saturated blood red tone while retaining a smooth workability. As a cadmium glass, we recommend letting the heat sink in to prevent boiling. Perfect for stinger work, encasements, such as line tubing, cane or millefiori & much more. We encourage you as the artist to share your results as we hope to continue to produce this red. Thanks
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Northstar Boro Double Amber Purple Finer Frit

Northstar Boro Frit, Double Amber Purple.

Northstar Boro Deep Sea Blue Small Frit 50grm

Deep Sea Blue First,

NS-077 Deep Sea Blue is a fully opaque saturated blue. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. For those of you searching for a substitute for NS-022 Polaris, this is the closest colour to it. 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-014 Irrid and NS-015 Turquesa, and goes well with NS-063 Canary.

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Northstar Boro Dark Multi Full Rod

Dark Multi First,

NS-004 Dark Multi is the more intense version of NS-003 Multi and will yield similar effects, but much more pronounced. 

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Northstar Boro Dark Mulit Fine Frit

Northstar Boro Frit, Dark Multi.
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Northstar Boro Dark Muilti Small Frit

Northstar Boro Small Dark Multi Frit

Northstar Boro Dark Cobalt Full Rod

Northstar Boro Coloured Rod, Dark Cobalt First 

Northstar Boro Dark Blue Amber Purple Full Rod

A more intense version of NS-048 Light Blue Amber/Purple. Oxidize for purples. Reduce for opaque sea greens. Refer to the Amber Purple section for working information.

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.

Northstar Boro Cobalt Blue Small Frit

Northstar Boro Frit, Cobalt Blue

Northstar Boro Cobalt Blue Fine Frit

Northstar Boro Frit, Cobalt Blue

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Northstar Boro Clear Large Frit

Northstar Crystal Clear Large Frit

Northstar Boro Clear Fine Frit

Northstar Boro Frit, Clear

Northstar Boro Cherry Small Frit

Northstar Boro Frit, Cherry

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Northstar Boro Cherry Odd Full Rod

Cherry Red Odd

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.