Experimental Green #5 - Northstar
Experimental Green #5 is a very nice cobalt emerald green with a very complex color and chemistry. NS127 Experimental Green #5 was created by Draconis Glass. When they stopped making color rod Northstar acquired the formulas. When working NS127, you can achieve many different colors. When used in an oxidizing flame the color will stay a very vivid neon emerald green. Use in a less hot flame to achieve an opaque blue similar to NS045 Blue Moon. Experimental Green #5 can also shift to a creamy white and lime green. Experimental Green #5 needs to be tried as it is hard to explain.
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
by shane p -
It may look like turbo cobalt at first but its not. after you use it and it cools down it srtikes up to a nice green. if you continue to strike it you can develop a streaky blue that goes through the all the green. one of my favorite colors to layer over white.
Super cool colour
by Rodger S -
I love this stuff! Super dense, almost "Turbo" grade. It switches between cobalt and a vibrant emerald green when you strike it. I find after going through the kiln it normally ends up all green no matter what it is going in. It apparently has limited strikes, and when overstruck it goes kinda avocado-y (when encased).
Buy a pound
This color is amazing! Has the ability to go from deep transparent green (almost black) to sky blue, lime green, or white, and everything in between. I find glancing flames have quite a large effect on the color outcome.
It’s own force of nature
by Nick G
This has got to be one of if not my most favorite color. It’s nice to work with and the possibilities seem substantial. I love when you can get the streaks of blue in it. It’s like a dark sea of emerald being blasted by lightning. So beautiful.
Best NS color by far!!
by Sean A.
Exp. green #5 is by far my favorite color from NS! The ranges in hues this color can achieve is extremely amazing, probably one of the most dramatic and pleasing to the eye out of all the colors available through NorthStar. Encased, sleeved, no sleeve, blown out, sculpture, inside out stringer work, ect., there’s never a bad way to use this color! It’s always gorgeous!
You will be hooked on this one
As an amateur flame worker that's never taken a course, I've boiled a lot of colors while trying to learn the chemistry of each rod North star produces. The first time I used experimental #5, I was amazed. It melts like butter, and the colors that pop out will blow your mind. This color has never boiled on me and the results have doubled the value of my art creations. This one is absolutely a 5 star for all glass artists