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Unobtainium Rod - Northstar

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SKU: NS104
$4.66 / Ounce
1 – 15$4.66
16 +$4.06
$64.96 per pound


Unobtainium is a very dense gun metal blue with lots of sparkle. It is well suited for stringer application and blown work. It is easily worked and can take a lot of heat. To keep the color most vibrant, work in a neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Try to avoid deep encasement, it may cause cracking. Please use NS-104 Unobtainium with care and test your application before making expensive pieces. Outside work seems to work just great with no problems. Try coating NS-104 Unobtainium with NS-86 Garnet or NS-88 Pomegranate to achieve a brilliant ruby sparkle. Any transparent color coated over NS-104 Unobtainium looks great.

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the sickness!!!

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this is one of my favorite colors..I can't keep enough of it in the shop I use it as fast as I can buy it....works stiff but it's one of the most beautiful sparkly opaque blues I can abuse it and work it as long as I need and it always looks the same....takes tons of heat to melt this stuff down though

Great color

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I really like this for a backing on marbles and pendants. I have had different batches though and sometimes it has looked more gray than metallic. Last few times I have gotten it the sparkle has been getting better and better. Perhaps the recipe is still evolving. I have not had any issues but I do not use it for inside or implosion work. I garage at 1000f and have not had any issues with garaging either but I normally save the work using this color for the second half of the day since it's recommended to keep garage times short also. Seems almost every custom piece I have been making lately the customer wanted this on it. Putting clear or transparent color over it is one of the things I love to do with it. Clear frit on top gives the effect of rain on metal. So sick.