125grm of Northstar Nile

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.

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125grm Northstar 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.

125grm Northstar Multi

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.

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125grm of Northstar Mauvelous

Mauvelous First

NS-142 Mauvelous also derived from our attempts at earth tones formulated without using cadmium metals as colourant.We are happy to present this beautiful mauve colour to our artists as a tool to explore creativity. As with many opaque colours this glass can suffer from boiling issues if poushed too fast or hot, so let the heat sink in for best working results.

125grm of Northstar Maple Syrup Odd

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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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.

125grm of Northstar Lucy

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! 

125grm of Northstar Lokis Lipstick

Lokis Lipstick First,

NS-132 Lokis Lipstick is a silver striking colour. It is a close companion to NS-13 Amber Purple but with a little more control of the colour strike. Work NS-132 Lokis Lipstick in an oxidizing flame to achieve the most vivid colour range. It can be struck in the torch or in the kiln. You can achieve colours that look like gold and silver fume as well as deep purples. If reduced enough, it will yield creamy yellows and whites. NS-132 Lokis Lipstick works well in all applications. It is quickly becoming a must in the artist’s palette.

125grm of Northstar Loch Ness

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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125grm Northstar 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

125grm of Northstar Light Cobalt

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.

125grm of Northstar Light Blue Amber Purple

Light Blue Amber Purple

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

125grm of Northstar Lava

Lava First,

NS-064 Lava is a bright intense opaque orange. It is very bright and well suited for stringer application and blown work. It is not terribly sensitive to flame chemistry but stay out of overly reducing flames. Lava 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. Lava 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-007 Ruby over NS-064 Lava.

125grm of Northstar Jet Black

Jet Black First,

NS-125 Jet Black is a very dense black. It is well suited for sculptural applications and blown work. It is creamy and works easily, making it a welcome addition to the palette of blacks from which to choose. When working NS-125 Jet Black, do so in an oxidizing flame. If worked in a reductive environment it will develop grey streaks on the surface and result in a dull matte finish. When applying the colour, do so gently. After it is melted in it can take a lot of heat. NS-125 Jet Black is great in combination with many colours and serves as a background for striking colours.

125grm of Northstar Irrid

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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125grm Northstar Indigo Aventurine

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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125grm of Northstar Ice Blue Odd

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
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125grm of Northstar Green Exotic

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.

125grm of Northstar Green Amber/Purple

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.

125grms of Northstar Goldenrod

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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125grm of Northstar Exp 91 Juno

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.

125grm of Northstar Dark Cobalt

Northstar Boro Coloured Rod, Dark Cobalt First 

125grm of Northstar Dark Blue Amber Purple

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 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.