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Pomegranate Rod - Northstar

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SKU: NS088
$4.45 / Ounce
1 – 15$4.45
16 +$3.87
$61.92 per pound


Pomegranate is the lightest shade of the self striking ruby family Northstar currently offers. It is designed specifically for sculptural work and thick blown work, allowing for a clear unlivered ruby to be achieved. The self striking rubies are the next generation of colors offering the user cleaner purer colors with less air and difficulty in working. 

When working Pomegranate use a neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Once hot it will turn transparent just as the standard Northstar rubies, but as it cools (depending on the thickness will strike back to red.) Because this color is so unsaturated, the final strike must take place to in a kiln. The strike is easily repeatable and the final color is not affected by soaking in the kiln for long periods of time. Even after numerous reheats no livering will occur. 

In addition, Pomegranate will not develop any brown hues as with the case of the other two members of the self striking ruby family. 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.

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Vibrant Color

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Love this color! So easy to work with and very forgiving in the flame. Definitely has to be one of my favorite colors to use.

Excellent Ruby

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I really like this color. It is saturated enough to give a nice red but not too much. It is perfect for laying on top of more saturated colors to get new effects. In a gather it has a gemstone like clarity to it that is beautiful. It does have to finish the strike in the kiln. I find Pomegranite to be a red you can count on for consistent strikes throughout the whole piece and the workability is excellent and works almost like clear. Very beginner friendly in regards to not boiling also. I have tried almost every red out there but this is one of my favorites. I hope they never stop making this.