NS-49 Dark Blue Amber/Purple is the more intense version of Light/Blue Amber Purple. It yields a more intense semi opaque strike and has more of a blue tint. Due to its intensity it is useful for thin blown work and cane applications. Work Dark Blue Amber/Purple in a hot neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Reduction will affect the strike. Dark Blue Amber/Purple?s strike is amplified by a backing of NS-54 Star White. For a complete guide to working NS-49 Dark Blue Amber/Purple refer to the Northstar bead brochure and Northstar Newsletter issue 3 for more tips.