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Charcoal Fire Dust Stars

Chrysanthemum 6

55 Potassium Nitrate
33 Charcoal
7 Sulfur
5 SGRS (or Dextrin)

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.
Milling time will vary the effect

Chrysanthemum 8

49 Potassium Nitrate
40 Charcoal
6 Sulfur
5 SGRS (or Dextrin)

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.
Milling time will vary the effect

Chrysanthemum Of Mystery

45 Potassium Nitrate
50 Charcoal
5 SGRS (or Dextrin)

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.
Milling time will vary the effect

Ofca Spider Web

54 Potassium Nitrate
32 Charcoal
7 Sulfur
7 Dextrin
Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.
Break Shells Hard

Tiger Tail

44 Potassium Nitrate
44 Charcoal (Pine cone charcoal works really well)
6 Sulfur
6 SGRS (or Dextrin)

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.
Milling time will vary the effect

Willow

35 Potassium Nitrate
45 Charcoal (Pine cone charcoal works really well)
12 Sulfur
8 SGRS (or Dextrin)

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.
Mill Well for best effect.

Willow Golden

40 Potassium Nitrate
38 Charcoal (Pine cone charcoal works really well)
6 Sulfur
6 Dextrin
10 Ferro Titanium

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal.

Willow Slow Golden David Buell

36 Potassium Nitrate
29 Charcoal (Pine cone charcoal works really well)
14 Charcoal 80mesh
9 Sulfur
5 Dextrin
7 Ferro Titanium

Mill the ingredients, except the 80 mesh charcoal and Ti, together for a few hours and then screen in the remainder. Use a moderately reactive charcoal such as pine.
An 18 mm pumped star will burn for 10+ seconds and hang for 30s or so in the sky. A beautiful effect indeed

Cut, Press, Pump or Roll - Any wet process (75/25 Water/Metho)
To obtain the fire dust, the potassium nitrate must be soaked into the charcoal
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Ralph's Glitter

Version 1

Chemical
Potassium Nitrate 58.33%
Sulfur 12.50%
Charcoal 12.50%
spherical aluminium, 200-400 mesh 8.33%
Dextrin or gum arabic (use less gum arabic) 8.33%

Version 2

Chemical Percent
Potassium Nitrate 56%
Sulfur 12%
Charcoal 12%
spherical aluminium, 200-400 mesh 8%
Dextrin or gum arabic (use less gum arabic) 8%
Copper(II) Oxide, black 4%

Version 3

Chemical
Potassium Nitrate 56%
Sulfur 12%
Charcoal 12%
spherical aluminium, 200-400 mesh 8%
Dextrin or gum arabic (use less gum arabic) 8%
Barium Carbonate 4%

Version 4

Chemical Percent
Potassium Nitrate 53.85%
Sulfur 11.54%
Charcoal 11.54%
spherical aluminium, 200-400 mesh 7.69%
Dextrin or gum arabic (use less gum arabic) 7.69%
Barium Carbonate 3.85%
Copper(II) Oxide, black 3.85%

Ralph's Comments
"Don't mill my original formula as it has no delay agent and the sulfide/aluminium reaction may occur instantly if it is over milled. But you can mill the charcoal and the sulfur together just to break up the lumps.
I get best results when the KNO3 is around the consistency of caster sugar I find a better glitter effect is achieved this way. some people do mill the glitter and version 2,3,4 all work quite well after milling.


Fuchs' Pop Glitter

KNO3 - 44.88
Sulfur - 14.28
MgAl (-200 mesh) - 14
Antimony Trisulfide - 10.5
Airfloat charcoal - 8.84
CuO - 4.5
Dextrin - 3

Up to 23% MgAl can be added before effect may become diminished (i.e. burns white).


Yellow Glitter

This glitter star leaves yellow flashes and a yellow tail.

Potassium nitrate 48
Charcoal (Airfloat) 9
Sulfur 11
Aluminum (12-20 micron, atomised) 9
Antimony trisulfide (Chinese Needle) 10
Sodium bicarbonate 9
Dextrin 4
Boric acid +1


EB 2 (Glitter)

Produces bright gold flashes, this comp is based on Winokur 20.

Potassium nitrate 45.3
Sulphur 15.6
Aluminium (stamped or rolled) 10.4
Aluminium (-325 mesh, spherical) 8.7
Charcoal (airfloat) 8.7
Sodium bicarbonate 4.3
Iron oxide (red) 3.5
Dextrin 3.5

Unknown Origin

Potassium Nitrate 51
Charcoal Airfloat 15
Antimony Trisulfide - 400 mesh 12
Aluminum, atomised 10
Ferro-Titanium 40-100 mesh 7
Sodium bicarbonate 5
Dextrin 5%










Streamer & Diadem Stars

Blonde Steamer - Blesser Original

45 Potassium Nitrate
29 Charcoal
15 Ferro Titanium 40 - 325
6 Sulfur
5 Dextrin

Lancaster Cheap Electric Streamer

45 Potassium Nitrate
30 Aluminium (Dark)
10 Aluminium (100 mesh Atomized)
10 Sulfur
5 Meal Powder (Lightly Milled)

Silver Wave Chrysanthemum

50 Potassium Nitrate
17.5 Sulfur
7.5 Charcoal (Pine)
7.5 Aluminum (somewhat coarse Flake or Atomized)
1.5 Magnalium
2.5 Antimony Trisulfide (Chinese Needle)
7.5 Real gar (I sub this with Antimony Trisulfide Dark)
6.0 SGRS

A fire dust with sparks from the metal powder. Interesting comp.

Titanium Diadem

37 Potassium Nitrate
37 Charcoal
10 Sulfur
12 Titanium - 60m
4 Dextrin

Weingart Wonderful Sinter Star

63 Potassium Chlorate
4 Barium Nitrate
1 Charcoal
15 Aluminium 100 mesh
6 Aluminium 200 mesh
5 Red Gum
6 Dextrin
Chlorate Composition, follow all safety precautions.

Glitter Stars

A1 Glitter - Baron Eric Von Baum

47.6 Potassium Perchlorate
19 Sulfur
13.3 Sodium Bicarbonate
9.5 Charcoal (airfloat)
6.7 Aluminium (-325 mesh, spherical)
3.8 Dextrin
Not sure weather I'd waste Perc on a Glitter. But I have been told it is a quite stunning effect. One day!

D1 Glitter

53 Potassium Nitrate
18 Sulfur
11 Charcoal (air float)
7 Aluminium (-325 mesh, spherical)
7 Sodium Bicarbonate
4 Dextrin

Dampen with plain water with 1 part of Boric Acid for pressing or pumping comets & stars. It need not be ball milled if your components are already fine, just screen together.
Do not over wet a Glitter Composition. Always use minimum moisture.

N1 Gold Glitter

51 Potassium nitrate
15 Sulfur
10 Charcoal Air float
8 Aluminum atomized 325 mesh
12 Sodium Bicarbonate
4 Dextrin


Delay-less Glitter - Lloyd Scott Oglesby

60 Potassium Nitrate
19 Sulfur
11 Charcoal
10 Aluminium (200 or 325 mesh)

Addition of 5-7% Sodium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, or Sodium Oxalate can be added which will increase the delay and transform the composition into a gold glitter.
Dampen with plain water with 1 part of Boric Acid for pressing or pumping comets & stars. It need not be ball milled if your components are already fine, just screen together.
Do not over wet a Glitter Composition. Always use minimum moisture.

Shimizu Aluminium Glitter

50 Potassium Nitrate
20 Sulfur
17.3 Aluminium
6.9 Charcoal
5.8 Red Iron Oxide III
+4 Dextrin
Dampen with plain water with 1 part of Boric Acid for pressing or pumping comets & stars. Just screen together.
Do not over wet a Glitter Composition. Always use minimum moisture.

Shimizu Magnalium Glitter

50 Potassium Nitrate
25 Sulfur
12.5 Mag/Al (60 mesh)
8.3 Charcoal
4.2 Iron Oxide III
+ 4 Dextrin

Ravas Gold Glitter Willow

50 Potassium Nitrate
15 Lampblack
15 Aluminium (flake, bright -325 mesh)
9 Antimony Trisulfide (Dark Pyro)
6 Sulfur
5 Dextrin

Dampen with plain water with 1 part of Boric Acid for pressing or pumping comets & stars. Just screen together.
Do not over wet a Glitter Composition. Always use minimum moisture.

Shimizu FireFly

40.42 Potassium Nitrate
40.42 Charcoal (pine)
4.25 Sulfur
3.91 Aluminium (18-30 mesh flake)
6.23 Barium Sulfate
4.76 SGRS

Weingart Golden Twinkler #1

58.02 Black Powder (meal)
24.43 Antimony Trisulfide
6.87 Dextrin
6.11 Sodium Oxalate
4.58 Aluminium (mixed)

Weingart Golden Twinkler #2

66.67 Black Powder (meal)
11.11 Sodium Oxalate
8.33 Aluminium (mixed)
8.33 Antimony Trisulfide
5.56 Dextrin

Withrow Glitter

37.00 Potassium Nitrate
16.00 Barium Nitrate
10.00 Antimony Trisulfide
10.00 Sulfur
10.00 Charcoal (+150 mesh)
10.00 Dextrin
7.00% Aluminium (atomized, +53 micron)one. I


Streaker (Glitter)

A great glitter star.

Potassium nitrate 41
Barium nitrate 16
Sulphur 9
Antimony trisulfide 8
Aluminium 13
Charcoal 13
Plus 5% of dextrin

Add 10% by weight of Water + 5% alc + 2% boric acid solution


Improved Snowball (Glitter)

This composition is a redesign of a sparkler composition.

Potassium nitrate 35
Barium nitrate 16
Sulphur 9
Antimony trisulfide 13
Charcoal 9
Aluminium 10
Dextrin 8

Add 8% by weight Water +5% alcohol + 2% boric acid solution