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Pomegranate is the lightest shade of the self striking ruby family Northstar currently offers. It is designed specifically for sculptural work and thick blown work, allowing for a much cleaner, less bubbly, and a more consistent red. When working Pomegranate use a neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Once hot it 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. In addition, Pomegranate will not develop any brown hues as with the case of the other two members of the self striking ruby family (Garnet item# SNS86 and Dark Garnet item# SNS87). Note the final shade of red is slightly darker than the initial color of the rod. Once heated and allowed to strike, the final color can be viewed.
Northstar Glassworks borosilicate rods are approximately 20" in length. Sold in 1/4 lb. bundles. 33 COE. Images courtesy of Northstar Glassworks.
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