Purple Urple - Northstar
Purple Urple is a dark purple that looks like NS080 Hyacinth, but works differently in the flame. This opaque purple uses chrome based technology, but does not have cracking problems. 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, NS101 Purple Urple 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
by Jameson -
this is a nice stable and saturated purple that works well encased. if worked too hard it may boil slightly, but it doesn't require you to baby it like a cadmium color.