Editor’s Note: Lady GaGa is finally in town tonight after her show was postponed. Her show is now at the Landmark Theater. This was posted back in March and has been our most read entry (courtesy of a few GaGa fans from across the internet).
Toad’s Place sadly closed up shop because someone forgot to pay the rent. We rather liked the venue. Fortunately, the pop music Gods are shining down on us and The National picked up Lady GaGa’s show this Friday, April 3. The sold-out show is going to be the gayest thing to hit Richmond since Margeret Cho came to the Byrd last year, so we’re here to make sure you’re ready. And yeah, we’ll be tweeting live.
In honor of the “Just Dance” disco diva, we’ve created this handy tutorial so you can make your very own bejeweled pimp canes for the show. We may not be able to take them into the venue and they may be confiscated, but they sure are sparkly!
For this project, raid Lowe’s, the Dollar Tree, and your craft store of choice to obtain the following:
Hot Glue Gun
Clear Plastic Christmas Ornament Ball
Assorted Clear Beads & Crystals
Black PVC Pipe/Precut 2′
We didn’t have access to a drill, and while this was probably a fire hazard and released toxic fumes, we melted two 3/4″ holes into the ornament ball. Be careful.
Then, we hot-glued the LED Light into one of the holes so that the flashlight button was still accessible.
We began bejeweling the sphere by hot-gluing the larger crystals. We added beads to fill in the gaps. You can also use tacky glue for this part, but it takes longer to dry.
After you have covered most of the plastic ball, glue on the PVC securely with hot glue. Then you can add any extra pizazz you see fit.
Ta-daa! Charlie’s ready for the show.
Wow…look how bright that is. See you Friday!