Vintage style Nonya beaded shoes

Beaded Shoe

This is a pair of shoes made from the Nonya beadworks my paternal granny had left behind.  I’ve actually had this pair of shoes for so many years but I’ve never bothered to wear it because I considered the design outdated then.  But looking at it now, I find the beadwork really intricate and the color vibrantly interesting and wouldn’t mind wearing it at all.

Of course, you can find lots more beaded shoes in more contemporary designs today.  However, you can still get some of these ready-made Nonya beadwork shoes and beaded shoe plates in Singapore.  For example, you can check out Kim Choo at East Coast Road and even see their artist demonstrating the making of the beaded shoes from time to time. They even offer courses to teach people how to make beaded shoes.

So tell me, do you own a pair of beaded shoes or would you like to wear such vintage looking Nonya beaded shoes?


  1. Asianmommy says:

    These slippers are really cute!

  2. Jan says:

    I bought a few pairs from Malacca many years ago. Now I’m sewing my own.

    Jan: Oh that’s great! You can make them into beautiful shoes later.

  3. Cindy says:

    This is rly lovely!!!!!!

  4. pang says:

    any idea how old they are and how much they are worth?

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