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We are closed from Tuesday 9th September to Sunday 28th September. You can still place an order during this time, but it will be posted when we re-open.

Old Bicycle Shop - the vintage and faceted beads specialists


Postage to a UK address is still just 1.00, no matter how much you spend.

Please note that we will be closed from 9th to 28th of September 2014.
If you need a bead fix in October, we will be at the Uxbridge bead fair on October 5th and The Big Bead Show on 18th October.

Special offer for September


This month's offer is a vintage treat. From now until the end of September, place an order for at least 10.00 (excluding postage) and we will send you a mix of 8 vintage Crystal AB faceted beads and crystals from the 1960s worth 1.00. You don't even have to remember to add them to the basket as they will be sent automatically. This offer is only valid whilst stocks last.

mix of crysal ab faceted beads and crystals

Based in Surrey, the Old Bicycle Shop is a mail order company which specialises in hard to find vintage beads from 1900-1980, vintage metal pieces, Claspgarten clasps, Czech charlottes and a wide selection of modern Czech faceted beads. The new and old beads complement each other beautifully.

To make it easier to find what you are looking for, the vintage beads are grouped by the decade they were made. New items are added regularly and some beads, particularly the vintage beads, are very limited in numbers so make sure you come back soon to see what else is in stock.

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Most Popular Items

7x5mm Magic Purple Flower cups7x5mm Magic Purple Flower cups

This is a pack of 25 Magic Purple glass flowers which are also known as flower cups. They were made in the Czech Republic and measure approximately 7m......
1.00


Size 11 Black / Capri Gold Miyuki seed beadsSize 11 Black / Capri Gold Miyuki seed beads

This is a 10g pack of size 11 Black / Capri Gold seed beads made by the Japanese company Miyuki. These seed beads have a post production Czech coating......
1.85


Size 8 Lava Red Miyuki seed beadsSize 8 Lava Red Miyuki seed beads

This is a 10g pack of size 8 Lava Red seed beads made by the Japanese company Miyuki. These seed beads have a post production Czech coating. The Czec......
1.15


Medium Carved Lentil bead 080 Dark Green and Olive ArabesqueMedium Carved Lentil bead 080 Dark Green and Olive Arabesque

This carved, ceramic lentil bead has been made by Golem Studio. It is a Dark Green and Olive Arabesque design and is approximately 23mm in diameter, 1......
2.10


Size 11 Chalk White / Lila Gold Lustre Miyuki seed beadsSize 11 Chalk White / Lila Gold Lustre Miyuki seed beads

This is a 10g pack of size 11 Chalk White / Lila Gold Lustre seed beads made by the Japanese company Miyuki. These seed beads have a post production C......
2.20


6mm Rose / Bronze Window beads6mm Rose / Bronze Window beads

This is a pack of 10 Rose glass window beads. There is a Bronze coloured coating around the top and bottom of the beads. They were made in the Czech R......
1.00


Size 11 Black / Silver Miyuki seed beadsSize 11 Black / Silver Miyuki seed beads

This is a 10g pack of size 11 Black / Silver seed beads made by the Japanese company Miyuki. These seed beads have a post production Czech coating. T......
1.85


25 x 8mm faceted Pink / Black beads25 x 8mm faceted Pink / Black beads

This is a pack of 25 Pink / Black faceted glass beads. They are 8mm in diameter and were made in the Czech Republic.......
1.25


40mm Black textured Chaton Cab5740mm Black textured Chaton Cab57

This is a modern Black glass chaton which is approximately 40mm in diameter and 10mm thick. The round stone has a flat back and a textured, domed fron......
1.00


6mm Two holes Blue / Silver square beads6mm Two holes Blue / Silver square beads

This is a pack of 25 Blue / Silver, two hole square beads. Each bead measures about 6mm x 6mm and are about 4mm thick. They were made in the Czech Rep......
1.00


16mm Pale Blue flower beads (1920s)16mm Pale Blue flower beads (1920s)
low in stock! Just 1 left in stock!

This is a pack of 2 vintage, Pale Blue, flower shaped glass beads. They were made in the 1920s in the Czech Republic. The beads are approximately 16mm......
1.35


Exclusive Claspgarten and Crystal bracelet tutorial with Old Palladium and Sapphire AB kitExclusive Claspgarten and Crystal bracelet tutorial with Old Palladium and Sapphire AB kit
low in stock! Just 1 left in stock!

This exclusive tutorial has been written just for us by Leah Curtis. In this tutorial, you will be taught basic wire work techniques. Using minimal ......
12.50


Size 11 Matt White Azuro Miyuki seed beadsSize 11 Matt White Azuro Miyuki seed beads

This is a 10g pack of size 11 Matt White Azuro seed beads made by the Japanese company Miyuki. These seed beads have a post production Czech coating. ......
1.95


25 x 18mm Brown Oval Cabochon (Vintage) Cab5525 x 18mm Brown Oval Cabochon (Vintage) Cab55

This is a vintage, Brown oval faceted cabochon which is approximately 25mm x 18mm and 10mm thick. The cabochon has a flatten front and a faceted back ......
1.20


25g of Brown Pressed beads from Preciosa25g of Brown Pressed beads from Preciosa

This is a 25g mixed pack of Brown pressed glass beads. Each bag will contain a different selection of shapes and sizes of bead, including drops, ovals......
1.50


Silver base for 24mm Luna Soft CabochonSilver base for 24mm Luna Soft Cabochon

This is a silver coloured base which has space for two 24mm cabochons to be attached, back to back. There is a raised seam around the edge so once th......
1.15


Superduo beads in Amber SliperitSuperduo beads in Amber Sliperit
low in stock! Just 1 left in stock!

This is a 10g pack of Superduo beads in Amber Sliperit. These are the two holed seed beads which measure about 2.5mm x 5mm.......
1.20


White stripes and 7 Green triangles - Carved Tube Bead CTB-09-CWhite stripes and 7 Green triangles - Carved Tube Bead CTB-09-C

This carved, ceramic tubular bead has been made by Golem Studio. It is a White stripes and Green triangles design and is approximately 18mm in length,......
0.80


4mm Yellow, Green and Red seed beads (1950s)4mm Yellow, Green and Red seed beads (1950s)

This is a 5g pack of vintage Yellow seed beads with two Red and Green stripes. They were made in the 1950s in the Czech Republic. The seed beads are a......
0.60


Bead Magazines Twisted Vines Necklace - Yellow and Green kitBead Magazine's Twisted Vines Necklace - Yellow and Green kit

This kit contains all the beads needed to make the necklace "Twisted Vines" by Leah Curtis which was featured in issue 46 of Bead Magazine. The kit ......
8.50


15 x 7mm faceted Turquoise Blue beads15 x 7mm faceted Turquoise Blue beads

This is a pack of 15 Turquoise Blue faceted glass beads. They are 7mm in diameter and were made in the Czech Republic.......
0.85


6mm Two hole Matt Gold square beads6mm Two hole Matt Gold square beads

This is a pack of 20 Matt Gold, two hole square beads. Each bead measures about 6mm x 6mm and are about 4mm thick. They were made in the Czech Republi......
1.00


18 x 13mm Purple Matrix Cabochon (Vintage) Cab2818 x 13mm Purple Matrix Cabochon (Vintage) Cab28

This is a Purple, White and Gold cabochon. It is approximately 18mm x 13mm and 5mm thick and was made in West Germany.......
0.50


4mm x 8mm Yellow / White piggy beads4mm x 8mm Yellow / White piggy beads

This is a pack of 25 Yellow / White glass piggy beads beads. They are 4mm by 8mm and were made in the Czech Republic. These two hole beads look like l......
1.25
 

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