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We are now closed for Christmas and will reopen on 3rd January 2015. We would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

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.

Postage to a UK address is still just 1.00, no matter how much you spend. Also, if you place a website order before 11:30, we aim to post it the same day.

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Medium Carved Lentil bead 092 Tuscany Red Paisley Flower
Medium Carved Lentil bead 092 Tuscany Red Paisley Flower
This carved, ceramic lentil bead has been made by Golem Studio. I......

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2.80
25 x 6mm Magic Purple Lentils
25 x 6mm Magic Purple Lentils
This is a pack of 25 Magic Purple, glass lentil beads which are a......

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1.30
CED-01-A Daisies on Light Blue Cabochon
CED-01-A Daisies on Light Blue Cabochon
This carved, ceramic cabochon has been made by Golem Studio. It i......

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15.65
5x6mm Ivory Z beads
5x6mm Ivory Z beads
This is a pack of 25 Ivory coloured Z beads. They are 5mm by 6mm,......

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1.40
Dragon Scale beads in Black Vitrail
Dragon Scale beads in Black Vitrail
This is a 3g pack of Dragon Scale beads in Black Vitrail. These a......

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0.75
Dragon Scale beads in Crystal Golden Rainbow
Dragon Scale beads in Crystal Golden Rainbow
This is a 3g pack of Dragon Scale beads in Crystal Golden Rainbow......

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1.00
Superuno beads in Chalk White / Blue Lustre
Superuno beads in Chalk White / Blue Lustre
This is a 10g pack of Superuno beads in Chalk White / Blue Lustre......

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1.65
5.6cm Yellow textured Glass Christmas Bangle (1900s)
5.6cm Yellow textured Glass Christmas Bangle (1900s)
This is a vintage, translucent Yellow glass bangle with a texture......

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3.50
2x4mm Farfalle beads in Magic Purple
2x4mm Farfalle beads in Magic Purple
This is a 10g pack of 2x4mm Farfalle beads in Magic Copper. The s......

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0.70
30 x Crystal Honey Pip beads
30 x Crystal Honey Pip beads
This is a pack of 30 Crystal Honey glass Pip beads. They are 5mm ......

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1.20
9mm Ring in Black Sliperit
9mm Ring in Black Sliperit
This is a glass ring in Black Sliperit and was made in the Czech ......

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Size 24/0 Green seed beads (1940s)
Size 24/0 Green seed beads (1940s)
This is a 1g pack of vintage, opaque Green seed beads which are a......

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1.50
11 x 12mm Aqua Blue Heart Cabochon (Vintage) Cab66
11 x 12mm Aqua Blue Heart Cabochon (Vintage) Cab66
This is a faceted Aqua Blue Heart shaped cabochon with gold foil.......

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18 x 13mm Mottled Light Blue Cabochon (Vintage) Cab32
18 x 13mm Mottled Light Blue Cabochon (Vintage) Cab32
This is a Mottled Light Blue rectangular cabochon which is approx......

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50 x 6mm faceted Silver / Crystal beads
50 x 6mm faceted Silver / Crystal beads
This is a pack of 50 Crystal, faceted glass beads which have part......

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1.40
Superduo beads in Sapphire Vitrail
Superduo beads in Sapphire Vitrail
This is a 10g pack of Superduo beads in Sapphire Vitrail. These a......

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1.40
11mm x 9mm Green leaf beads (1970s)
11mm x 9mm Green leaf beads (1970s)
This is a pack of 7 vintage, Green glass beads which have been pr......

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1.15
Claspgarten Gold 28mm clasp with pearl drop and 1 row 13602
Claspgarten Gold 28mm clasp with pearl drop and 1 row 13602
This is a high quality, 23 carat gold plated clasp from Claspgart......

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8.80
50 x Gunmetal Pinch beads
50 x Gunmetal Pinch beads
This is a pack of 50 Gunmetal glass pinch beads. They are 3mm by ......

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0.90
Exclusive "Old Rose" beaded chain necklace kit
Exclusive "Old Rose" beaded chain necklace kit
This exclusive tutorial has been written just for us by Leah Curt......

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13.90
15mm Green/Stone Table Cut bead
15mm Green/Stone Table Cut bead
This is a Green / Stone table cut bead which was made in the Czec......

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0.50
Exclusive "Sparkling Wine" tutorial and kit
Exclusive "Sparkling Wine" tutorial and kit
This exclusive tutorial has been written just for us by Leah Curt......

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5.00
Claspgarten Gold Brooch 40mm 45278
Claspgarten Gold Brooch 40mm 45278
This is a high quality, 23 carat gold plated brooch from Claspgar......

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6.99
9x16mm Green Lustre Oval Cabochons (Modern) Cab92
9x16mm Green Lustre Oval Cabochons (Modern) Cab92
This is a pack of 4 smooth oval, Green Lustre, glass cabochons. T......

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