Pomegranate Tubing - ODDS - Northstar
- Length: 3 - 22 inches
- Diameter: 10 - 50 millimeter
- Wall Thickness: 2 - 12 millimeter
- Weight: 1/4 to 2 pounds
Pomegranate is the lightest shade of the self-striking ruby family Northstar offers. Designed specifically for sculptural work and thick blown work, it allows 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 NST088 Pomegranate, use a neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Once hot, NST088 Pomegranate 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 liviering will occur.
In addition, NST088 Pomegranate will not develop any brown hues, as with the case of the other two members of the self-striking ruby family. Once heated and allowed to strike, the final color can be viewed.
Tubing is sold by the ounce with a minimum order of 8 ounces. Tubes are pulled as close to the weight ordered as possible. Because of the nature of hand pulled tubes, the weight ordered and the weight sent/billed may vary by several ounces.
Please be aware that some tubes may taper or have varying wall thicknesses throughout the tube.
Odd quality tubes contain one or more of the following attributes: uneven wall thickness, off round, short, excessive taper, thick or thin diameter.