Black Lightning - Northstar
Black Lightning is a very dense black with silver. NS100 Black Lightning can yield a mirror like blue metallic finish or if over-reduced an organic earthy tone. To keep NS0100 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 NS100 Black Lightning with clear. This color can be stretched out and is great for blown work. If heavily encased, be sure to anneal thoroughly. This is the bigger brother of NS111 Alaskan Thunder.
Ratings & Reviews
Dependable striking black
by Jay Thomas
When I first ordered this glass I only got a small bit to try out. That was a mistake! I simply love the versatility of black lightning! A medium striking black that is great for pre struck encasement. Easy to work with, just be mindful of burning off the silver to quickly if it’s not encased otherwise you get tans and greying. Try mixing it with amber purple and you can get a chaotic mix of rainbows