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We will be closed from Friday 29th January to Sunday 7th February. Anything ordered during this time will be posted out when we reopen.

Over 3,500 items with new beads being added every day. Also, spend over 10 (excluding p&p) and receive a free pack of Preciosa crystals.

the vintage and faceted beads specialists


We will be closed from Friday 29th January until Sunday 7th February. Anything ordered will be posted out when re reopen.

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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Chrysanthemum Bracelet
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CPB-006-A-XL Dark Blue Flowers pillow bead
CPB-006-A-XL Dark Blue Flowers pillow bead
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50 x 3mm faceted Silver beads
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2mm Yellow, Green and Red seed beads (1950s)
2mm Yellow, Green and Red seed beads (1950s)
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Superduo beads in Neon Orange
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MHB-29 White and Orange Flower Bead with 2 holes
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Size 11 Graphite Rainbow Miyuki seed beads
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50 x 4mm Fluorescent Yellow faceted beads
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14mm Swarovski Rivoli 1122 - Light Siam (227) Foiled
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Size 15 Chalk White / Lila Gold Lustre Miyuki seed beads
Size 15 Chalk White / Lila Gold Lustre Miyuki seed beads
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ABC-013-B-M Blue Leaves and White Dots almond bead
ABC-013-B-M Blue Leaves and White Dots almond bead
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50 x 3mm round Olive Green beads
50 x 3mm round Olive Green beads
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CLB-062-C-M Ivory, Olive and Brown Paisley lentil bead
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MiniDuo beads in Matt Brown Iris
MiniDuo beads in Matt Brown Iris
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4mm x 8mm Olive piggy beads
4mm x 8mm Olive piggy beads
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6mm Rose / Bronze Window beads
6mm Rose / Bronze Window beads
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Size 8 Magic Wine Miyuki seed beads
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9x6mm faceted Black Ovals
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Superduo beads in Turquoise Picasso
Superduo beads in Turquoise Picasso
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Size 11 Silver Lined Green seed beads
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50 x Metallic Suede Purple two hole Crescents
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CLB-062-L-M Red and Green Paisley lentil bead
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50 x Black / Red Iris Pinch beads
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