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Blue Moon is a favorite striking colors 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 C3-45 Blue Moon with clear or C3-09 Yellow for great effects.
Part No: C3-45FL
 
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7mm - 18" - 20" Approx. Length
Blue Nebula is a dark opaque navy blue color. This color is a “what you see is what you get” color. C3-121 Blue Nebula is easily worked in all applications. Use an oxidizing flame to cut down on the reduction of Cobalt in the color. C3-121 Blue Nebula holds up very nicely when thinned.
Part No: C3-121
 
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Color Description: Develops a wide range of blue hues, neon-blues, greens, neon-greens and purples. Copious amounts of nuclei are added to this color for your enjoyment.
Properties: High color saturation, transparent/translucent, luster.
Working characteristics: Works like Triple Passion: work hot. Cool, allowing orange glow to fade and place into back of flame and reheat to dull orange, count to three, pull out.
Tips: The cobalt tint can create neon highlights.
Part No: C2-5186
 
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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 C3-79 Blue Spruce as well. This color is a must have in any palette.
Part No: C3-79
 
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Blue Thunder is a dark cobalt blue color with silver. When worked in an oxidizing flame C3-122 Blue Thunder yields bright metallic blues. When worked in a neutral flame it yields bright hazy greens. When worked in a heavily reducing flame C3-122 Blue Thunder produces a nice ash gray. It is well suited for stringer application, blown work, and sculpture. C3-122 Blue Thunder is a lighter version of C3-45 Blue Moon with the same working values.
Part No: C3-122
 
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Blue Velvet is a deep navy blue color with small amounts of sparkle. Use in an oxidizing flame to cut down on any reduction from the heavy cobalt content. This color works great in all applications. Chrome is the ingredient that makes the sparkle so please use with caution.
Part No: C3-108
 
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Color Description: Transparent cobalt blue with a very high reflective index.
Properties: Medium low color saturation, transparent, WYSIWYG.
Working characteristics: Easy working.
Tips: Very popular for sculptural work. Pieces are very “bright.” Works well with Disco Sparkle. Mix together or coat over disco.
Part No: C2-592
 
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Bubblegum is a fully opaque flamingo pink. It is atmospherically stable so it can be worked in any flame without the color 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 color and well suited for sculpture. Try it as a backing for C3-13 Amber/Purple, or C3-26 Double Amber/Purple. It is also a great backing for gold fume. For additional information about C3-62 Bubblegum refer to Northstar Newsletter issue 15.
Part No: C3-62
 
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Butterscotch is a semi opaque buttery tan color. 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 color. It can be stretched out and is good for blown work and sculpture. If you are looking for something even more intense, try C3-44 Caramel.
Part No: C3-41
 
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Butterscotch is a semi opaque buttery tan color. 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 color. It can be stretched out and is good for blown work and sculpture. If you are looking for something even more intense, try C3-44 Caramel.
Part No: C3-41FS
 
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7mm - 18" - 20" Approx. Length
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 C3-09 Yellow over C3-63 Canary. For additional information about the intense opaque colors refer to Northstar Newsletter issue 14.
Part No: C3-63
 
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Caramel is a more intense version of C3-41 Butterscotch. 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. Be sure to try C3-07 Ruby or C3-13 Amber/Purple over C3-44 Caramel.
Part No: C3-44
 
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Color Description: 5188 is the product of adding cobalt to 388 Caramel Luster. When used with a neutral-to-oxidizing flame, the result is a spectacular play of color with rich earthy undertones.
Properties: High color saturation, translucent/opal, luster.
Working characteristics: A reduction flame works well. Work as you would other silver colors to strike.                Tips: Unique earthy tones give this silver color a different look.
Part No: C2-5188
 
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Available in: 4mm, 7mm        
Color Description: Very workable green-yellow.
Properties: Med - High color saturation, opal, WYSIWYG.
Working characteristics: Maintains color in all working atmospheres.
Tips: Work this color further out in the flame.
Part No: C2-403
 
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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 color, 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 color effect to try is a layer of C3-37 Rootbeer over C3-65 Cherry. For additional information about the intense opaque colors refer to Northstar Newsletter issue 14.
Part No: C3-65
 
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Color Description: Cocoa brown.
Properties: High color saturation, opal, WYSIWYG.
Working characteristics: Maintains color in all working atmospheres.        
Tips: A very workable Crayon color.
Part No: C2-804
 
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Cinnamon is a deep transparent reddish brown . It is atmospherically stable meaning it can be worked in any flame without the color being affected. It is not intense enough for stringer application, but it is intense enough for most blown work. As with other transparent colors, Cinnamon is an ideal overlay color. It looks great over C3-29 Red Exotic as well as C3-47 Aurora. For additional information about C3-42 Cinnamon refer to Northstar Newsletter issue 21.
Part No: C3-42
 
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Color Description: Grass green rod that develops multiple color highlights due to silver content.
Properties: High color saturation, opal, luster.        
Working characteristics: Work in a neutral flame. Do not garage in kiln at temperatures over 1080ºF and avoid extended garage times.
Tips: After swirling or raking on color, strike in back of flame prior to annealing.
Part No: C2-4484
 
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Color Description: Cobalt blue transparent.
Properties: Low color saturation, transparent, WYSIWYG.
Working characteristics: Extremely easy to work.
Tips: Gathers well to make shapes such as dolphins and hummingbirds. Great bead color.
Part No: C2-511
 
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Color Description: Medium high color saturation, translucent, will reduce.
Properties: Medium high color saturation, translucent, will reduce.
Working characteristics: Cobalt is an infrared emitter. At this concentration and higher the glass starts working a little stiffer.        
Tips: This color is strong enough that it can be pulled into stringers or coil potted and blown out. It retains a strong Cobalt color.
Part No: C2-514
 
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Available in: 4mm, 7mm, 12mm & frit
Color Description: Very dark cobalt blue.                
Properties: High color saturation, translucent/opal, will reduce.
Working characteristics: Requires more heat than surrounding colors to maintain similar viscosities. Neutral flame a must.                
Tips: Sometimes used to outline other colors in murrini. Makes great stringers. Use for blown vessels.
Part No: C2-515
 
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Color Description: The darkest cobalt available.                
Properties: High color saturation, translucent/opal, will reduce.
Working characteristics: Requires more heat than surrounding colors to maintain similar viscosities. Neutral flame a must.                
Tips: Use when Cobalt 5 is not dark enough.
Part No: C2-516
 
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Of the four shades of cobalt blue Northstar produces, this ranks as the second lightest. C3-01 is well suited for small blown work, as well as sculpture when a medium transparent blue is desired. C3-01 Cobalt Blue can take a lot of heat and can be worked in a wide range of flame settings. Though the color is extremely intense, be sure to stay out of reducing flames to prevent any dulling or graying. For additional information about working C3-01 Cobalt Blue or other cobalt blues refer to Northstar Newsletter issue 16.
Part No: C3-01
 
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Of the four shades of cobalt blue Northstar produces, this ranks as the second lightest. C3-01 is well suited for small blown work, as well as sculpture when a medium transparent blue is desired. C3-01 Cobalt Blue can take a lot of heat and can be worked in a wide range of flame settings. Though the color is extremely intense, be sure to stay out of reducing flames to prevent any dulling or graying. For additional information about working C3-01 Cobalt Blue or other cobalt blues refer to Northstar Newsletter issue 16.
Part No: C3-01FL
 
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Color Description: Cobalt blue tint.
Properties: Low color saturation, transparent, WYSIWYG.
Working characteristics: Extremely easy to work.
Tips: Use instead of clear to encase beads and marbles. Great sculpture color gathered up.
Part No: C2-510
 
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