Glass, plastic, and stone are probably the most common materials, but beads are also made from bone, horn, ivory, metal, shell, pearl, coral, gemstones, polymer clay, metal clay, resin, synthetic minerals, wood, ceramic, fiber, paper, and seeds.
Wanna learn how to bead your own kasut manek?
Beading Your Own Kasut Manek (Beaded Slippers)
7.00 pm to 9.30 pm, 30 Jul 2008 (Wednesday)
Location: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street
Learn more about the art of Peranakan beading and practise making your own beaded slippers. Students will be able to identify different types of beads, designs and patterns and learn proper beading techniques from Ms. Bebe Seet.
Ms. Seet is Singapore’s authority on Peranakan beading and has promoted “living” Peranakan Heritage locally as well as abroad for over ten years.
- 2.5 hours of instruction from Ms. Bebe Seet
- All beading and sewing materials: small frame, needles, thread, canvas, beads and pattern (1-fixed design)
- Finished product: a pair of 7″x2″ beaded shoe-face
$180 per participant. Includes cost of all materials and instructor’s fees. Registration is required. A minimum of five participants are required to proceed with the workshop. Beaded design featured may differ.