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Over 5,000 items with new beads being added every day. First class P&P to the UK is still just 1.00.

Newsflash! On 10th June 2018, we will be organising a Bead Fair in Merstham Village Hall, Surrey.


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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Swarovski 20mm Chessboard - Crystal Sage
Swarovski 20mm Chessboard - Crystal Sage
This is a 20mm flat back, Chessboard cabochon in Crystal Sage. It......

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2.90
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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1.00
Size 8 Magic Apple Miyuki seed beads
Size 8 Magic Apple Miyuki seed beads
This is a 10g pack of size 8 Magic Apple seed beads made by the J......

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1.60
6x5mm Blue / White twist beads (1950-60s)
6x5mm Blue / White twist beads (1950-60s)
This is a pack of 15 vintage, Blue / White glass beads with raise......

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2.00
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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1.25
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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1.10
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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0.90
25 x 5mm faceted mix of Picasso beads
25 x 5mm faceted mix of Picasso beads
This is a string of 25 Picasso, faceted glass beads in 5 colours.......

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0.70
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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0.80
35 x 6mm mix of Picasso Heart shaped beads
35 x 6mm mix of Picasso Heart shaped beads
This is a string of 35 heart shaped glass beads in 5 Picasso colo......

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1.40
Size 11 Magic Apple Miyuki seed beads
Size 11 Magic Apple Miyuki seed beads
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Magic Apple seed beads made by the ......

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1.95
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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1.55
CSB-06-A Black and White round bead
CSB-06-A Black and White round bead
This carved, ceramic round bead has been made by Golem Studio. It......

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0.85
Size 11 Magic Blue Miyuki seed beads
Size 11 Magic Blue Miyuki seed beads
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Magic Blue seed beads made by the J......

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1.95
10 x Metallic Suede Purple two hole Cabochons
10 x Metallic Suede Purple two hole Cabochons
This is a pack of 10 Metallic Suede - Purple, glass two hole cabo......

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0.85
Superduo beads in Old Silver
Superduo beads in Old Silver
This is a 10g pack of Superduo beads in Old Silver. These are the......

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1.95
10 x Metallic Suede Dark Plum two hole Cabochons
10 x Metallic Suede Dark Plum two hole Cabochons
This is a pack of 10 Metallic Suede - Dark Plum, glass two hole c......

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0.85
50 x 4mm faceted White Vitrail beads
50 x 4mm faceted White Vitrail beads
This is a pack of 50 White Vitrail, faceted glass beads. They are......

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1.00
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
Size 11 Crystal Sliperit Miyuki seed beads
Size 11 Crystal Sliperit Miyuki seed beads
This is a 10g pack of size 11 Crystal Sliperit seed beads made by......

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1.95
8mm Czech Black Diamond AB multifaceted bicones
8mm Czech Black Diamond AB multifaceted bicones
This is a pack of 15 Black Diamond AB glass bicones. They were bo......

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1.00
25 x Saturated Metallic Sharkskin CzechMate Beams
25 x Saturated Metallic Sharkskin CzechMate Beams
This is a pack of 25 Saturated Metallic Sharkskin, glass three ho......

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1.75
Superduo beads in Metallic Suede Plum
Superduo beads in Metallic Suede Plum
This is a 10g pack of Superduo beads in Metallic Suede Plum. Thes......

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1.65