NORTHSTAR GLASS RODS

The Northstar coloured borosilicate palette boasts an exciting, dynamic selection of colour. The colour is made by skilled artisans in relatively small batches. Northstar boro is simple to combine with masses of colour, can be directly inserted into the working flame without preheating, and most forms made from boro require very short annealing times.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect is that the colours themselves can be changed by the way they are worked and annealed.

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COE 33

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Priced per pound as shown, and sold in (.25) 1/4lb. increments.


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  • AMBER - PURPLE RODS #013 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    AMBER - PURPLE RODS #013 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Amber/Purple rods #013, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Of the striking colours in the borosilicate palette, the Amber/purples are some of the most exciting. NS-013 is the first in a series of five Amber/Purple colors. It is well suited for sculpture and moderately thin blown work. The colour can produce pale yellows to ambers to a deep purple. To yield the most vibrant purples, work in a hot neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Reduction will affect the strike. Try encasing your favorite Amber/Purple with NS-032 Violet, or NS-031 Lavender. To enhance NS-013 Amber/Purple try backing it with NS-054 Star White.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$61.92
  • AURORA RODS #047 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    AURORA RODS #047 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Aurora rods #047, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Aurora NS-047 Aurora is the most unique member of the exotic family. It is the most versatile of the group and produces a wide array of colours from deep magentas and fuchsias to greens and fiery browns. When worked in a highly oxidizing flame Aurora produces deep purples and blues. When worked in a neutral flame Aurora yields bright greens and ambers. When heavily reduced the reds and browns appear. It is well suited for stringer applications and blown work. It looks great cased with clear. Also be sure to try encasing Aurora with NS-013 Amber/Purple. 
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$69.92
  • ALASKAN THUNDER RODS #111 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    ALASKAN THUNDER RODS #111 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Alaskan Thunder rods #111, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northsta Alaskan Thunderr NS-111 Alaskan Thunder is a black blue silver colour. When worked in an oxidizing flame, NS-111 Alaskan Thunder yields bright metallic blues, greens, and purples. When worked in a neutral flame it yields bright hazy green, white, and cream colours. When worked in a heavily reducing flame NS-111 Alaskan Thunder produces a nice ash gray. It is well suited for stringer application, blown work, and sculpture. Try encasing NS-111 Alaskan Thunder with clear or NS-009 Yellow for great effects.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$57.92
  • ABSINTHE RODS #143 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    ABSINTHE RODS #143 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Absinthe rods #143, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar's Absinthe is the newest beautiful transparent emerald green on the market. This glass will present similar working characteristics as NS0066 Sublime with a stronger emerald green colour. This colour will thin out if used in stringer form but will hold a gem quality vibrant green that is unaffected by flame chemistry when worked in more solid applications.

    • CA$100
  • BLUE EXOTIC RODS #028 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    BLUE EXOTIC RODS #028 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Blue Exotic rods #028, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    The Exotic family contains the most saturated striking colours in the Northstar family. NS-028 Blue Exotic can yield a mirror like blue metallic finish and if over-reduced an 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 seconds to produce the mirror like sheen. Another great effect that is possible with the Exotics is encasement with clear. This group of colors 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. Try layering NS-009 Yellow over NS-028 Blue Exotic.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$80
  • BLUE - GREEN RODS #038 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    BLUE - GREEN RODS #038 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Blue - Green rods #038, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Blue-Green NS-038 Intense Blue Green is the more saturated version of NS-015 Turquesa. It is a vibrant striking semi opaque blue. When oxidized, Intense Blue Green yields a rich smoky blue strike. When worked in a neutral environment NS-038 produces bright metallic greens. When reduced, this colour produces hazy gray tones. It looks great when cased with clear, and try layering NS-005 over the surface. To make the strike even more vibrant, back NS-038 with NS-054 Star White. Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$54.88
  • BUTTERSCOTCH RODS #041 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    BUTTERSCOTCH RODS #041 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Butterscotch rods #041, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Butterscotch NS-041 Butterscotch is a semi opaque buttery tan colour. It can yield rich purplish blue tones and silver hues. When kept in a more oxidizing environment more of the blues and purples will appear. If reduced, a silvery haze will appear on the surface. Butterscotch is easy to work and can take a lot of heat making it a forgiving striking colour. It can be stretched out and is good for blown work and sculpture. If you are looking for something even more intense, try NS-044 Caramel.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$61.92
  • BLUE MOON RODS #045 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    BLUE MOON RODS #045 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Blue Moon rods #045, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Blue Moon NS-045 Blue Moon is a favorite striking colours in the Northstar palette. When worked in an oxidizing flame Blue Moon yields bright metallic blues. When worked in a neutral flame it yields bright hazy greens. When worked in a heavily reducing flame Blue Moon produces a nice ash gray. It is well suited for stringer application, blown work, and sculpture. Be sure to try encasing NS-045 Blue Moon with clear or NS-009 Yellow for great effects.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$57.92
  • BUBBLEGUM RODS #062 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    BUBBLEGUM RODS #062 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Bubblegum rods #062, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Bubblegum NS-062 Bubblegum is a fully opaque flamingo pink. It is atmospherically stable so it can be worked in any flame without the colour being affected. It is flame sensitive so heat it gently in a soft flame. Once it is heated Bubblegum will take a lot of heat without any boiling issues. Bubblegum is a great backing colour and well suited for sculpture. Try it as a backing for NS-013 Amber/Purple, or NS-026 Double Amber/Purple. It is also a great backing for gold fume.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$80
  • BLUE SPRUCE RODS #079 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    BLUE SPRUCE RODS #079 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Blue Spruce rods #0179, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Blue Spruce NS-079 Blue Spruce: Just as trees have growth rings; Blue Spruce will develop regular steely blue striations on the surface of the glass. Reduction develops these striations or rings. If kept oxidized, Blue Spruce will remain pure and offers a fully saturated blue-green opaque for stringers and blown work. Try reducing, then casing with clear glass for a neat effect! Amber/Purples look great with NS-079 Blue Spruce as well. This colour is a must have in any palette.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$64.96
  • BLUE CARAMEL RODS #081 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    BLUE CARAMEL RODS #081 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Blue Caramel rods #081, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Blue Caramel NS-081. Blue Caramel is a lush high intensity silvery striking colour. If worked in a super oxidizing flame it will yield smoky blues and greens. If reduced it provides the user with an extremely silvery tan colour. If encased, the colour turns to be a brilliant metallic green. It is easy to work and is well suited for stringer applications and blown work. Try layering NS-066 Sublime over the surface for a wonderful green effect!
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$74.88
  • BLACK LIGHTNING RODS #100 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    BLACK LIGHTNING RODS #100 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Black Lightning rods #100, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Black Lightning NS-100. Black Lightning is a very dense black with silver. NS-100 Black Lightning can yield a mirror like blue metallic finish or if over-reduced an organic earthy tone. To keep NS-100 Black Lightning most vibrant, work 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 seconds to produce the mirror like sheen. For another great effect, encase NS-100 Black Lightning with clear. This colour can be stretched out and is great for blown work. If heavily encased, be sure to anneal thoroughly. This is the bigger brother of NS-111 Alaskan Thunder.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$60
  • BERRY GUMBOLT RODS #103 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    BERRY GUMBOLT RODS #103 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Berry Gumbolt rods #103, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Berry Gumbolt NS-103. Berry Gumbolt is a fully opaque saturated dark blue. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. 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.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$49.92
  • BLUE THUNDER RODS #122 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    BLUE THUNDER RODS #122 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Blue Thunder rods #122, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Blue Thunder NS-122. Blue Thunder is a dark cobalt blue colour with silver. When worked in an oxidizing flame NS-122 Blue Thunder yields bright metallic blues. When worked in a neutral flame it yields bright hazy greens. When worked in a heavily reducing flame NS-122 Blue Thunder produces a nice ash gray. It is well suited for stringer application, blown work, and sculpture. NS-122 Blue Thunder is a lighter version of NS-045 Blue Moon with the same working values.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$52
  • BRILLO RODS #134 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    BRILLO RODS #134 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Brillo rods #134, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Brillo - NS-143. Brillo is a beautiful steel grey transparent sparkle that can be used all by itself or mixed with any colour to add sparkle, try layering Brillo over other colours to add sparkle. We recommend using and oxidized flame setting to cut down on boiling. Layer NS-134 over NS-020 for an amazing steel blue colour or layered over NS-088 for that candy apple red paint job.

    • CA$64.96
  • COBALT BLUE RODS #001 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    COBALT BLUE RODS #001 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Cobalt Blue rods #001, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Cobalt Blue NS-001. Of the four shades of cobalt blue Northstar produces, this ranks as the second lightest. NS-001 is well suited for small blown work, as well as sculpture when a medium transparent blue is desired. NS-001 Cobalt Blue can take a lot of heat and can be worked in a wide range of flame settings. Though the colour is extremely intense, be sure to stay out of reducing flames to prevent any dulling or graying.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$41.92
  • CARAMEL RODS #044 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    CARAMEL RODS #044 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Caramel rods #044, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Caramel 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.

    • CA$64.96
  • CANARY RODS #063 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    CANARY RODS #063 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Canary rods #063, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Canary NS0-63. 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 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-009 Yellow over NS-063 Canary.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$84.50
  • CRYSTAL BLISS RODS #123 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    CRYSTAL BLISS RODS #123 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Crystal Bliss rods #123, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Crystal Bliss 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 for the artists that like to coat their colours with sparkle. Use an oxidizing flame to cut down on red lines of copper.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$49.92
  • DARK MULTI RODS #004 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    DARK MULTI RODS #004 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Dark Multi rods #004, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    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. When worked in an oxidizing flame Dark Multi produces metallic blues and sea greens. When reduced, NS-003 Multi yields earthy reds and browns. Because it is more saturated it will react much more quickly to the particular chemistry of the flame. Due to the fact that it reacts more readily, do not over reduce. To yield other interesting effects, try encasing NS-003 Multi with clear or backing it with an opaque colour. This colour can be stretched thin, so it is well suited for delicate blown work, stringer application, or cane work.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$57.92
  • DARK ORANGE RODS #006 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    DARK ORANGE RODS #006 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Dark Orange rods #006, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Dark Orange NS-006. Dark Orange is a more saturated version of NS-005 Orange. It is well suited for thin blown work, cane work, or when a deep semi-opaque orange is desired. Because it is more saturated, be sure to work in an oxidizing flame to prevent muddying. Due to the fact that it strikes more quickly than NS-006-Orange, NS-006 Dark Orange can be flame struck.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$61.92
  • DARK RUBY RODS #008 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    DARK RUBY RODS #008 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Dark Ruby rods #008, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Dark Ruby NS-008. Dark Ruby is the most saturated of the transparent striking rubies Northstar produces. It must be worked in a hot oxidizing flame to prevent liveriness. Because it is so intense it can be easily flame struck. It is most useful for small sculptural accents, cane work, and stringers. When fully struck, it can yield a rich opaque Chinese red.

    • CA$64.96
  • DARK COBALT RODS #020 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    DARK COBALT RODS #020 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Dark Cobalt rods #020, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Dark Cobalt NS-020. Dark Cobalt is the second most saturated of the four shades of cobalt blue Northstar produces. Dark Cobalt is well suited for thin blown work and cane work. Because of its intensity it must be worked in an oxidizing flame to prevent greying.

    • CA$41.92
  • DOUBLE AMBER - PURPLE RODS #026 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    DOUBLE AMBER - PURPLE RODS #026 by NORTHSTAR GLASS

    Northstar Double Amber/Purple rods #026, Torchwork only, 33 coe.
    Rods are approximately 508 mm (20") in length with approximately 12 - 14 rods per pound.

    Priced per pound and sold in .25 lb. increments.

    Northstar Double Amber-Purple. 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.
    Frit and powder also available.

    • CA$61.92
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