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Over 5,100 items with new beads added daily. First class P&P is 1.00 and a free gift for orders over 10 (excluding p&p).

We are closed from 21-27th of November. You can still order from the website and everything will be posted when we reopen.


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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56mm Orange seed beads (1970s)
56mm Orange seed beads (1970s)
This is a pack of 20 vintage, Orange glass seed beads which were ......

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Czech Bricks in Matt Iridescent Flowers
Czech Bricks in Matt Iridescent Flowers
This is a pack of 30 Matt Iridescent, two hole rectangular beads ......

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Size 11 Opaque Purple Miyuki seed beads 1477
Size 11 Opaque Purple Miyuki seed beads 1477
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Opaque Purple seed beads made by th......

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Emma's Bangle pattern by Sabine Lippert
Emmas Bangle pattern by Sabine Lippert
Click here for a free tutorial from Sabine Lippert to make Emma'......

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50 x 4mm faceted Silver / Crystal Vitrail beads
50 x 4mm faceted Silver / Crystal Vitrail beads
This is a pack of 50 Crystal Vitrail, faceted glass beads which h......

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50 x 4mm faceted Polychrome Denim Blue beads
50 x 4mm faceted Polychrome Denim Blue beads
This is a pack of 50 Polychrome Denim Blue, faceted glass beads. ......

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50 x 4mm round Green / Yellow beads
50 x 4mm round Green / Yellow beads
This is a pack of 50 Green / Yellow, round glass beads. They are ......

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50 x 4mm Silver pearls from Preciosa 70444
50 x 4mm Silver pearls from Preciosa 70444
This is a pack of 50 Silver glass pearls. They are made by Precio......

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5x16mm Red daggers in Iridescent flower and leaf design
5x16mm Red daggers in Iridescent flower and leaf design
This is a pack of 15 top-drilled, Red glass daggers in an Iridesc......

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5g Size 15/0 Silver Miyuki seed beads
5g Size 15/0 Silver Miyuki seed beads
This is a 5g pack of size 15/0 Silver seed beads made by the Japa......

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6mm Emerald square Silky beads
6mm Emerald square Silky beads
This is a pack of 25 Emerald, two hole square beads which were ma......

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Size 11 Crystal AB Miyuki seed beads 250
Size 11 Crystal AB Miyuki seed beads 250
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Crystal AB seed beads made by the J......

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5g Size 8/0 Metallic Nebula Toho Demi seed beads 082
5g Size 8/0 Metallic Nebula Toho Demi seed beads 082
This is a 5g pack of size 8 Metallic Nebula, demi round seed bead......

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Size 11 Opaque Jade Green Miyuki seed beads 411
Size 11 Opaque Jade Green Miyuki seed beads 411
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Opaque Jade Green seed beads made b......

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10g Size 11/0 Duracoat Galvanised Champagne Miyuki seed beads 4204
10g Size 11/0 Duracoat Galvanised Champagne Miyuki seed beads 4204
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Duracoat Galvanised Champagne see......

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Size 11 Matt Brown AB Miyuki seed beads 135FR
Size 11 Matt Brown AB Miyuki seed beads 135FR
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Matt Brown AB seed beads made by th......

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Superduo beads in Magic Orchid
Superduo beads in Magic Orchid
This is a 10g pack of Superduo beads in Magic Orchid. These are t......

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Size 11 White Pearl Ceylon Miyuki seed beads 420
Size 11 White Pearl Ceylon Miyuki seed beads 420
This is a 10g pack of size 11 White Pearl Ceylon seed beads made ......

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5g Size 8/0 Metallic Amethyst Gunmetal Toho Demi seed beads 090
5g Size 8/0 Metallic Amethyst Gunmetal Toho Demi seed beads 090
This is a 5g pack of size 8 Metallic Amethyst Gunmetal, demi roun......

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50 x 3mm faceted Crystal beads
50 x 3mm faceted Crystal beads
This is a pack of 50 Crystal, faceted glass beads. They are 3mm i......

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18mm Luna Soft Cabochon in Sunflower
18mm Luna Soft Cabochon in Sunflower
This is a 18mm Luna Soft cabochon in Sunflower which was made in ......

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Size 11 Matt Dark Topaz AB Miyuki seed beads 134FR
Size 11 Matt Dark Topaz AB Miyuki seed beads 134FR
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Matt Dark Topaz AB seed beads made ......

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22mm Black glass button B1 (vintage)
22mm Black glass button B1 (vintage)
This vintage matt Black glass button is approximately 22mm in dia......

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0.50
Superduo beads in Magic Apple
Superduo beads in Magic Apple
This is a 10g pack of Superduo beads in Magic Apple. These are th......

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1.50