Old Bicycle Shop - the vintage and faceted beads specialists



Special offer for April


From now until the end of April, place an order for at least 10 and you can choose a free pack of round beads with a lustre coating. These are the same coatings as the superduo, spikes, seed beads, large drops and pinch beads. The 10 does not include postage and is only valid whilst stocks last.

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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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25 x 6mm round Metallic Olive Gold beads25 x 6mm round Metallic Olive Gold beads

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

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25 x 6mm round Chalk with Gold Lustre beads25 x 6mm round Chalk with Gold Lustre beads

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20mm Sea Green / Picasso Table Cut triangular bead20mm Sea Green / Picasso Table Cut triangular bead

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50 x 3mm faceted Brass Gold beads50 x 3mm faceted Brass Gold beads

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3.4mm Miyuki drops in Crystal Brown Rainbow3.4mm Miyuki drops in Crystal Brown Rainbow

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3.4mm Miyuki drops in Black / Capri Gold3.4mm Miyuki drops in Black / Capri Gold

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Superduo beads in Topaz AmberSuperduo beads in Topaz Amber

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8mm square Black Nailhead beads (1920s)8mm square Black Nailhead beads (1920s)

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3mm x 5mm faceted Silver Lined Crystal Rondelles3mm x 5mm faceted Silver Lined Crystal Rondelles

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6mm Siam Red / Silver Window beads6mm Siam Red / Silver Window beads

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25 x 6mm round Chalk White / Gold Lustre beads25 x 6mm round Chalk White / Gold Lustre beads

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5g of Size 15 Turquoise Blue Czech charlottes5g of Size 15 Turquoise Blue Czech charlottes

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