Garnet - Northstar

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SKU: NS086
$3.91 / Ounce
1 – 15$3.91
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$54.56 per Pound
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1 Rod/Stick = Approx. 1.5 oz.


NS086 Garnet is a member the self striking ruby family. Garnet is the medium intensity shade of the three shades of self striking rubies Northstar currently offers. It is best suited for medium thickness blown work and highlights. The self striking rubies are the next generation of colors offering the user cleaner purer colors with less air and difficulty in working. When using NS086 Garnet, do so in a neutral to oxidizing flame. Once hot, Garnet will turn transparent just as the standard Northstar rubies, but as it cools it turns a uniform ruby red. The strike is easily repeatable and the final color is not affected by kilning. Even after numerous reheats no liviering will occur. Note the final shade of red is slightly darker than the initial color of the rod. Once heated and allowed to strike, the final color can be viewed. After prolonged use in sculptural and inside out applications NS086 Garnet can develop a deep brown hue. This can usually be reversed by heating the color until molten. For a great color effect try layering NS086 Garnet over NS085 Poppy.

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Best Red


Garnet is one of my favorite reds to use hands down. Love the beautiful deep red it always provides!



easy color to work with, softer than clear and no bubbles to be found.

Intense and beautiful


Beautiful intense red that works beautifully. My favorite red!

nice colour to began in lampworking

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this is one of my favorite colours. It is easy to use with any flame and the colour does not get messed. When you are working with the colour takes a transparent aspect, but do not worry, when it cooled returned its beatyfull shining ruby colour.
<br>an easy colour to began in lampworking.