Northstar Pomegranate is the lightest shade of the self striking rubies Northstar currently offers. It is designed specifically for sculptural work and think 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 Northstar Pomegranate, do so in a neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Once hot, Pomegranate will turn transparent just as the standard Northstar rubies, but as it cools and depending on thickness, will strike back to red. Because this color is so unsaturated, the final strike must take place in the 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, Northstar Pomegranate will not develop any brown hues as with the case of the other two members of the striking ruby family. Note that the final shade of red is darker than the initial color of the rod. Once heated and allowed to strike, the final color can be viewed.
Size: Diameter 5-7mm, length 20", weight per rod .07 lb. All Northstar rods are first quality.
Due to the weight and length of the rods you may receive .30 pound vs .25 pound (as an example) when ordering. This will cause the cost to rise and the amount you expect to pay for your glass may change.
If this is a problem, please let us know and we will “underweigh” your glass. This means instead of .25 pound you may receive .20 to .22 pound. Please be aware that it is almost impossible to pull exactly .25 pound. We will always try our best to get as close as possible to the weight that is ordered, but due to the factors stated, these weights may substantially increase the total cost of your order.