Irrid - Northstar
Irrid is the least saturated of the transparent striking colors. When oxidized it produces a silvery transparent metallic blue. When reduced, NS014 Irrid turns a light sea green color. Irrid can be worked hot and is another forgiving striking color. Try layering it over an opaque to yield new effects.
Ratings & Reviews
Wonderful blue/green striking color
by Ian R -
This is a marvelous blue/green striking color. It works with ease and doesnt go "earth tone" as easy as other strikers.
best blue green striker
by Ian R -
This is my favorite blue green striking color. It works with ease and doesn't go "earth tone" as quick as other strikers.
Best striking blue there is!
by GlassCreatedByJessi -
This is easily my favorite Glass color to work with! Whether you encase it, or use it as is, this color yields gorgeous shapes of blues. Simply stunning and is incredibly easy to work with. So far, no boiling issues
Irrid is a great light striking cobalt for layering and compressions.
by Josh Beach
I now love this color after learning how to use it. Being a striking color I was working too oxidized. Encasing it with thin clear rod strokes in a slightly reducing flame gives beautiful sky blues and hints of transparent yellow. Deeply encased in marbles it still holds it's color without getting overly muddy from multiple heatings.
Awesome looking color that works easily! Different flames really gives a cool variation! Made a cool implosion with it as well
Must have striking blue!
by Evan Strickler
A fun striking color that's easy to work with and produces nice blues and purples.
Fun striking blue
by M0xxy -
The rod starts a uniform light cobalt in appearance, but doesn't stay that way. In some applications I find it turns yellowish in a way that produces unappealing results. If treated correctly it can hold its blue well and the slight discoloration is much more interesting than a flat transparent blue alternative. I've striped it as a base color and as an overlay and it seems to take well to encasement and is very visually appealing. This color can produce great results in great fume haze around the color when used in implosions, but so far all of my attempts at veiled cane have results in that ugly muddy yellow color.
by Scott -
Did a coilpot with this color and it went down like butter, so easy to find its melting point in the flame. You can see the coil lines due to the silver but it still looks beautiful. I have a few oz im saving for something special.
People love it, I love it
by Cory S
Easy to work with, I love Irrid's beautiful unpredictability. Every time I use it people ask me, "how'd you do that!?" All in the glass.
Best Blue striker on the market
by Kevin Danesi
This is a hidden gem. Amazing colors come from this striking color. Probably my favorite to use.