NS-007 Ruby is a medium intensity striking ruby. It is good for most blown work and can be worked relatively thin without washing out. Because it is more saturated, NS-007 Ruby must be worked in a moderately oxidizing flame to prevent muddying or liveriness. To strike NS-007 Ruby, a kiln is recommended. For a great color combination, try layering NS-009 Yellow over NS-007 Ruby. For extra brilliance, back the ruby with an opaque such as NS-044 Caramel or NS-062 Bubblegum. For more information about working NS-007 Ruby refer to Northstar Newsletter 8.