Hyacinth - Northstar
Hyacinth is a lush fully opaque faux purple. It is great for blown work and thin stringer application. It is heat and flame sensitive so it must be heated up slowly to prevent boiling. Once it glows red, Hyacinth will take heat well. Because of its intensity it is sensitive to reduction. If the flame is not oxidizing enough gray and brown streaks will develop on the surface of the glass. Try it with a layer of NS032 Violet for a deep purple effect!
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
Iffy but can be done
by tristan b
Color looks great when worked properly but it does crack easy. I had a few rods of it and made a few bubblers with it and it didn’t like binding with clear too well.
works great if worked right.
by Jordan - CrypticGlass
Works great. heat gently to release trapped air. and then you can work it fairly hot. i use a soft flame the whole time while using this color. I gave it five stars because I don't find any issues with the color. some people think low boiling temps is a flaw , I think its a fun obstacle to over come. every color works different and I think therefore every color needs to be respected in its own way.