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I’m loving these light-up heart pasties by Randy Sarafan.

LED heart pasties speak for themselves. While they are not necessarily day-to-day wear, you will be glad you have them in your boudoir when that special occasions arises (or is in need of it). If you have sewing and electronic experience, these could easily be made in a few hours. Without this experience, consider it a weekend project. There is a pattern included for these pasties which can be scaled up or down to fit.

He used a special jig to attach tiny metal beads to tiny surface mount LEDs to make sewable light-up sequins. Finished off with a soft coincell battery holder, these take the cake as my favorite wearable tech project so far this year. Well, at least until I saw Randy’s (not safe for work) clap-off bra

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).