Northstar Cherry is the most eye-catching member of the opaque family. It is a bright candy apple red that is well suited for stringer application and blown work. Cherry is slightly sensitive to reduction, so work in a soft neutral flame. However, Cherry is heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method of shielding the color, but not necessary. Cherry can be easily worked on the surface and will not boil or scar if worked carefully in a soft flame. A nice color effect is to try is a layer of Northstar Rootbeer over Northstar Cherry.
CAUTION: AVOID EXPOSURE TO GLASS DUST. ALWAYS USE A DUST MASK AND EXHAUST HOOD WHEN HANDLING FRIT AND POWDERS.