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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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Bead Magazine's Twisted Vines Necklace bead kit
Bead Magazines Twisted Vines Necklace bead kit
This kit contains all the beads needed to make the necklace "Twis......

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Size 11 Silver Lined Green seed beads
Size 11 Silver Lined Green seed beads
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Silver Lined Green seed beads. They......

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Size 11 Silver Lined Orange seed beads
Size 11 Silver Lined Orange seed beads
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Silver Lined Orange seed beads. The......

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CLB-068-A-M White on Dark Clay Paisley Flower Lentil bead
CLB-068-A-M White on Dark Clay Paisley Flower Lentil bead
This carved, ceramic lentil bead has been made by Golem Studio. I......

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12 x 10mm Turquoise Matrix Cabochon (Vintage) Cab11
12 x 10mm Turquoise Matrix Cabochon (Vintage) Cab11
This is a Turquoise, Grey and White cabochon which is faceted on ......

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7x5mm Magic Purple Flower cups
7x5mm Magic Purple Flower cups
This is a pack of 25 Magic Purple glass flowers which are also kn......

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3.5mm Silver lined Crystal seed beads (1960s)
3.5mm Silver lined Crystal seed beads (1960s)
This is a 5g pack of vintage Silver lined Crystal seed beads. The......

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Size 11 Silver Lined Gold seed beads
Size 11 Silver Lined Gold seed beads
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Silver Lined Gold seed beads. They ......

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6mm Two hole Green / Capri Gold square beads
6mm Two hole Green / Capri Gold square beads
This is a pack of 12 Green / Capri Gold, two hole square beads. E......

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Superduo beads in Black Picasso
Superduo beads in Black Picasso
This is a 10g pack of Superduo beads in Black Picasso. These are ......

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20mm Gold Sun Cabochon (Vintage) Cab62
20mm Gold Sun Cabochon (Vintage) Cab62
This is a vintage glass cabochon with a golden face on the front ......

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50 x 4mm faceted California Gold Rush beads
50 x 4mm faceted California Gold Rush beads
This is a pack of 50 California Gold Rush, faceted glass beads. T......

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7mm Opalite Dentelle (Vintage) Cab 29
7mm Opalite Dentelle (Vintage) Cab 29
This is a vintage, opalite dentelle which is approximately 7mm in......

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Exclusive Claspgarten and Crystal bracelet tutorial with Old Palladium and Sapphire AB kit
Exclusive Claspgarten and Crystal bracelet tutorial with Old Palladium and Sapphire AB kit
This exclusive tutorial has been written just for us by Leah Curt......

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Size 6/0 Silver Czech seed beads
Size 6/0 Silver Czech seed beads
This is a 10g pack of size 6/0 Silver seed beads that were made i......

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25 x 6mm round Chalk White / Gold Lustre beads
25 x 6mm round Chalk White / Gold Lustre beads
This is a pack of 25 Chalk White / Gold Lustre, round glass beads......

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6mm Two hole Red Marble square Silky beads
6mm Two hole Red Marble square Silky beads
This is a pack of 25 Red Marble, two hole square beads which were......

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6mm Purple Lustre square beads
6mm Purple Lustre square beads
This is a pack of 12 Purple Lustre, two hole square beads. Each b......

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8mm Opalite Cabochon (Vintage) Cab30
8mm Opalite Cabochon (Vintage) Cab30
This is a vintage, opalite cabochon which is approximately 8mm in......

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Size 8 Chalk White / Lila Lustre Miyuki seed beads
Size 8 Chalk White / Lila Lustre Miyuki seed beads
This is a 10g pack of size 8 Chalk White / Lila Lustre seed beads......

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10 x 5x8mm Spikes in Chalk White / Green
10 x 5x8mm Spikes in Chalk White / Green
This is a pack of 10 Chalk White / Green glass spikes. They are m......

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5g Yellow and Red 11/0 Venetian seed beads (1950s)
5g Yellow and Red 11/0 Venetian seed beads (1950s)
This is a 5g pack of vintage, opaque Yellow seed beads with red s......

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2mm x 3mm faceted Turquoise Blue Rondelles
2mm x 3mm faceted Turquoise Blue Rondelles
This is a pack of 25 Turquoise Blue faceted glass rondelles or do......

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Size 11 Chalk White / Lila Lustre Miyuki seed beads
Size 11 Chalk White / Lila Lustre Miyuki seed beads
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Chalk White / Lila Lustre seed bead......

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