125grm of Northstar Silver Bullet

NS-102 Silver Bullet is a look alike of NS-44 Caramel. It is a rich silvery tan color 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 colors. To bring out the silvery mirror like sheen, bathe the piece in a reducing flame. Try NS-07 Ruby or NS-13 Amber Purple over NS-102 Silver Bullet.

125grm of Northstar Rust

Rust First,

NS-043 Rust is a fully opaque striking ruby. It can yield a bright porcelain red, and rich earthy browns. Work Rust in a hot neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. It can be flame struck or kiln struck. It is well suited for sculpture as well as blown work. It is also useful as a backing for transparent striking colours.

125grm of Northstar Rootbeer

NS-037 Rootbeer is a striking red that can yield numerous effects ranging from rich blues and purples to reds and earthy browns. Rootbeer is well suited for sculpture and blown work of all thickness. It can be kiln or flame struck. It strikes more quickly than any other striking reds, so plan carefully. Work in a neutral to oxidizing flame to keep it from developing any liveliness. Try it with a backing of NS-065 Cherry.

125grm of Northstar Purple Urple

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.

125grm of Northstar Purple Lilac

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.

125grm of Northstar Poppy

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.

125grm of Northstar Pomegranite Odd

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.

125grm of Northstar Plum Krazy

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.

125grm of Northstar Pink

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.

125grm of Northstar Peach Odd

NS-025 Peach is a bright transparent golden colour that is another member of the transparent family. As seen in Northstar Newsletter issue 21, Peach is an excellent colour for sculpture. It is easy to work, and is atmospherically stable (meaning it can be worked in any flame without the colour changing.) Another great use for NS-025 Peach is use as an overlay colour, as with any other transparent colour. NS-025 Peach looks great over NS-26 Double Amber/Purple, as well as NS-044 Caramel.

125grm of Northstar Opaque Aqua

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.

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125grm of Northstar Opaque Aqua

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.

125grm of Northstar Ninja Odd

NS-091 Ninja is a smooth moderately dense blue based black. It is well suited for sculptural applications and blown work. It is creamy and works easily, making it a welcomed addition to the palette of blacks from which to choose. When working NS-091 Ninja, do so in an oxidizing flame. 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-091 Ninja is great in combination with many colours and serves as a background for striking colours. Be sure to try layering your favourite Amber/Purple over the surface.

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.

125grm of 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 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.

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 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.