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Over 4,600 items with new beads being added every day. Also, spend over 10 (excluding p&p which is just 1.00 to the UK) and receive a free pack of Preciosa crystals.

the vintage and faceted beads specialists



Based in Surrey, the Old Bicycle Shop is a mail order company which specialises in hard to find vintage beads, Claspgarten clasps, Golem Studio beads, Miyuki seed beads, Czech pressed and faceted beads. The new and old beads complement each other beautifully.

First class postage to a UK address is still just 1.00, no matter how much you spend. Also, if you place a website order before 11:00, we aim to post it the same day.

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50 x 4mm faceted Metallic Flamingo Ice beads
50 x 4mm faceted Metallic Flamingo Ice beads
This is a pack of 50 Metallic Flamingo Ice, faceted glass beads. ......

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Delicate Blossom bracelet pattern
Delicate Blossom bracelet pattern
This printed pattern is free when you order a pack of Dragon Scal......

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38 x 4mm faceted Pastel Bordeaux beads
38 x 4mm faceted Pastel Bordeaux beads
This is a pack of 38 Pastel Bordeaux, faceted glass beads. They a......

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1.00
50 x 4mm faceted GT Crystal French Rose beads
50 x 4mm faceted GT Crystal French Rose beads
This is a pack of 50 Golden Touch Crystal French Rose, faceted gl......

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6mm Pastel Purple Pearl Silky beads
6mm Pastel Purple Pearl Silky beads
This is a pack of 25 Pastel Purple Pearl, two hole square beads w......

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DiamonDuo in Matt Gold
DiamonDuo in Matt Gold
This is a pack of 50 DiamonDuo beads in Matt Gold. These two hole......

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50 x 4mm faceted Metallic Purple Ice beads
50 x 4mm faceted Metallic Purple Ice beads
This is a pack of 50 Metallic Purple Ice, faceted glass beads. Th......

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1.60
5g of Size 11 Dusky Pink Czech charlottes
5g of Size 11 Dusky Pink Czech charlottes
This is a 5g pack of opaque Dusky Pink charlottes, which are seed......

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2.50
DiamonDuo in Chalk Champagne
DiamonDuo in Chalk Champagne
This is a pack of 50 DiamonDuo beads in Chalk Champagne. These tw......

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2.70
Mingles bracelet pattern by Sabine Lippert
Mingles bracelet pattern by Sabine Lippert
Click here for a free tutorial from Sabine Lippert to make a Mi......

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8x10mm Turquoise Blue bell shaped beads (1950-60s)
8x10mm Turquoise Blue bell shaped beads (1950-60s)
This is a pack of 10 vintage, bell shaped Turquoise Blue glass be......

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5g of Size 15 Turquoise Lustre Czech charlottes
5g of Size 15 Turquoise Lustre Czech charlottes
This is a 5g pack of translucent Turquoise Blue Lustre charlottes......

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2.50
7mm shaped Blue and White pyramid beads (1960-70)
7mm shaped Blue and White pyramid beads (1960-70)
This is a pack of 10 vintage, pyramid shaped Blue and White glass......

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Size 11 Matt Pale Pink AB Miyuki seed beads 155FR
Size 11 Matt Pale Pink AB Miyuki seed beads 155FR
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Matt Pale Pink AB seed beads made b......

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500 x 2mm faceted Full Chrome beads
500 x 2mm faceted Full Chrome beads
This is a pack of 500 Full Chrome, faceted glass beads which were......

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7x9mm Red bell shaped beads (1950-60s)
7x9mm Red bell shaped beads (1950-60s)
This is a pack of 10 vintage, bell shaped Red glass beads. They w......

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40 x 6mm Matt Red Marble AB Lustre lentils
40 x 6mm Matt Red Marble AB Lustre lentils
This is a pack of 40 Matt Red Marble AB glass lentil beads with a......

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50 x 4mm round Metallic Bronze beads
50 x 4mm round Metallic Bronze beads
This is a pack of 50 Metallic Bronze, round glass beads. They are......

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Mystery pack of Claspgarten clasps
Mystery pack of Claspgarten clasps
This is a selection pack of Claspgarten clasps. The pack weighs ......

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34.00
5x16mm 2 hole daggers in Crystal Vitrail
5x16mm 2 hole daggers in Crystal Vitrail
This is a pack of 10 top-drilled, glass daggers in Crystal Vitrai......

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DiamonDuo in Pastel Cream
DiamonDuo in Pastel Cream
This is a pack of 50 DiamonDuo beads in Pastel Cream. These two h......

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3.00
Superduo beads in Light Violet Vitrail
Superduo beads in Light Violet Vitrail
This is a 10g pack of Superduo beads in Light Violet Vitrail. The......

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Pre-order 25 x Turquoise Picasso three hole Beams
Pre-order 25 x Turquoise Picasso three hole Beams
These beads can be pre-ordered now and sent to you when they are ......

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DiamonDuo in Pastel Light Coral
DiamonDuo in Pastel Light Coral
This is a pack of 50 DiamonDuo beads in Pastel Light Coral. These......

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2.70