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Corinne over at Threadbanger shows us how to recreate the sparkly silver and black bra from Lady Gaga’s Telephone music video. I love how she talked about multiple ways to do the project, including a method that didn’t work out so well and why it failed.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org 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”).


  • j.black :: ah_champagne

    The secret to Gaga’s studded bra is to get 1/2″ cone studs – not pyramid – and use a non- or lightly padded bra. The circular shape of the stud allows for easier movement, and getting rid of foam padding makes things more manageable. Remember to re-line the cups afterwards, to avoid being spiked!

  • j.black :: ah_champagne

    Guh: 1/2″ = 1/4″ — or maybe not!

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