Cherry - Northstar
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 NS037 Rootbeer over NS065 Cherry.
Second quality glass can have the properties of odd quality glass, but may also have small stones, air bubbles, vary in tone/shade, or the shape can be very out of round. Both odd and second quality glass can provide a great value to the right person.
Ratings & Reviews
NS Cherry is oh so smooth!
by Aaron James
Cherry is one of the most enticing colors from the Northstar catalog for its usability. It melts so smooth and nicely. When put into the flame it turns a dark black color, but when it starts to cool it comes back to a deep dark wonderful red that stands apart from other reds. Having this and the NS. Canary and some Peacock type colors give you such a solid combo. It seems to work very easily so somebody that's new to color will probably learn to appreciate this one as well.