'Viva Magenta' was recently announced as the new Pantone Colour of the Year 2023, and what a stunning colour it is! This rich pink/purple hue offers vibrancy and warmth to any design.

The closest rhinestone colour to Pantone’s ‘Viva Magenta‘ is Fuchsia, this is available in both the Zodiac and Preciosa brands and is produced as a flatback rhinestone, sew on stone, and bead. As well as a myriad of flatback shapes and pointy back options. Fuchsia is such a versatile colour, probably most popular as a non hotfix or hotfix rhinestone which are commonly used for embellishing dancewear, costumes, fashion, shoes and accessories.

The colour pink has long been associated with femininity, and is often used to portray the feeling of love, and is particularly synonymous with hearts, flowers, Valentine’s and so on. But this shade of Magenta pink is deeper and richer in tone and is now often seen within the design of male dance costumes.

See how our customers are using the Fuchsia Pink crystal to emulate this hot new colour.

The very talented Jane White at Crystalledbyjane uses Preciosa flatback rhinestones to embellish all sorts of things, from high heels and designer bags, to microphones and stage costumes. Here she has used Fuchsia, Amethyst and other similar shades to create these fabulous designs. The pink tone really stands out and works beautifully with the other colours used.

The team at Rising Star Designs have used a mixture of Fuchsia, Amethyst and AB rhinestones to great effect in this stunning Irish dance dress. The gradual colour change from pink to purple is almost mesmerizing and is outlined beautifully in AB peardrops. There is no doubt that magenta pink looks fabulous on the dance floor!

Natalie Mugridge is an expert at creating unique designs based around the nail art crystals she has to work with. In this set of stunning nails, Natalie has made the Fuchsia 3D slim navette’s and pink opal navette the main focal point of the design.

3D pointy back rhinestones can be applied using Crystal Fix glue.

Preciosa show how a range of different shades of pink/purple can work in jewellery making. Here, a simple heart made of bicone beads has been attached to a chain to create a stunning bespoke piece of jewellery. To re-create this design, simply thread the beads onto jewellery wire and arrange in the heart shape. It can then be used for all sorts of projects, a necklace or bracelet pendant, brooch, hanging decoration, wine glass charm, keyring, handbag charm etc.

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