Old Bicycle Shop - the vintage and faceted beads specialists


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Special offer for July


This month's offer is a lovely summery one. From now until the end of July, place an order for at least 15.00 and choose a free pack of Flower cups in lots of different colours. The 15.00 doesn't 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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Most Popular Items

Tri-beads in Crystal SliperitTri-beads in Crystal Sliperit
low in stock! Just 1 left in stock!

This is a 3g pack of Tri-beads in Crystal Sliperit. These are a flattened triangles about 4.5mm, 1mm thick with a 1mm hole. They were an o......
1.00


Superduo beads in Chalk with Green LustreSuperduo beads in Chalk with Green Lustre

This is a 10g pack of Superduo beads in Chalk with Green Lustre. These are the two holed seed beads which measure about 2.5mm x 5mm.......
1.55


Exclusive "Sparkling Wine" tutorial and kitExclusive "Sparkling Wine" tutorial and kit

This exclusive tutorial has been written just for us by Leah Curtis. This tutorial will guide you through the techniques needed to make a dainty bea......
5.00


7x5mm Magic Blue Flower cups7x5mm Magic Blue Flower cups

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


Size 11 Black California Pink Miyuki seed beadsSize 11 Black California Pink Miyuki seed beads

This is a 10g pack of size 11 Black California Pink seed beads made by the Japanese company Miyuki. These seed beads have a post production Czech coat......
2.35


10 x 13mm Opaline Caramel petals10 x 13mm Opaline Caramel petals

This is a pack of 10 Opaline Caramel, glass petal beads which are 13mm x 14mm and 4mm thick. There is a hole in one corners of the beads and they were......
1.60


Claspgarten Gold textured 38mm clasp with 7 rows 14152Claspgarten Gold textured 38mm clasp with 7 rows 14152

This is a high quality, 23 carat gold plated clasp with a textured surface from Claspgarten. The clasp measures about 38 x 11mm, has 7 rows and a spri......
7.80


10mm Crystal Dentelle (Vintage) Cab3410mm Crystal Dentelle (Vintage) Cab34

This is a vintage, crystal dentelle which is approximately 10mm in diameter and 7mm thick. The round stone has a pointed back and a faceted front whic......
0.75


Preciosa Pale Lemon Lined Crystal twin beadsPreciosa Pale Lemon Lined Crystal twin beads

This is a 10g pack of Pale Lemon lined Crystal twin beads. These are the new two holed seed beads from Preciosa and measure about 2.5mm x 5mm. Each pa......
1.10


Superduo beads in Crystal SliperitSuperduo beads in Crystal Sliperit

This is a 10g pack of Superduo beads in Crystal Sliperit. These are the two holed seed beads which measure about 2.5mm x 5mm.......
1.30


6x12mm Red Lustre Twist beads6x12mm Red Lustre Twist beads

This is a pack of 12 Red Lustre twist beads which were made in the Czech Republic. The beads are approximately 6mm in diameter and 12mm in length. The......
0.95


Superduo beads in Smoke Topaz SliperitSuperduo beads in Smoke Topaz Sliperit

This is a 10g pack of Superduo beads in Smoke Topaz Sliperit. These are the two holed seed beads which measure about 2.5mm x 5mm. ......
1.30


50 x Graphite Rainbow Diabolo shaped beads50 x Graphite Rainbow Diabolo shaped beads

This is a pack of 50 Graphite Rainbow diabolo shaped glass beads which are very similar to pellet beads. They measure 4mm by 6mm and were made in the ......
1.15


Size 11 Lila Vega Lustre Miyuki seed beadsSize 11 Lila Vega Lustre Miyuki seed beads

This is a 10g pack of size 11 Opaque Lila Vega Lustre seed beads made by the Japanese company Miyuki. These seed beads have a post production Czech co......
1.85


Rulla beads in Magic OrchidRulla beads in Magic Orchid

This is a 10g pack of Rulla beads in Magic Orchid. These are two holed cylindrical beads which measure about 3mm x 5mm.......
1.60


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


Size 6 Pale Rose Lined Jade Matsuno seed beadsSize 6 Pale Rose Lined Jade Matsuno seed beads
low in stock! Just 1 left in stock!

This is a 10g pack of size 6 Jade Green seed beads which have been lined in Pale Rose. They were made by the Japanese company Matsuno.......
1.00


50 x Opaque Orange Pellet beads50 x Opaque Orange Pellet beads

This is a pack of 50 Opaque Orange glass pellet beads. They measure 4mm by 6mm and were made in the Czech Republic. These beads have a slim section in......
1.30


Size 11 Black California Night Miyuki seed beadsSize 11 Black California Night Miyuki seed beads

This is a 10g pack of size 11 Black California Night seed beads made by the Japanese company Miyuki. These seed beads have a post production Czech coa......
2.35


Claspgarten Silver filigree 44mm clasp with 7 rows 14698Claspgarten Silver filigree 44mm clasp with 7 rows 14698

This is a high quality, Rhodium plated filigree clasp from Claspgarten. The clasp measures about 44 x 27mm, has 7 rows and a springtongue mechanism. ......
15.35


1 string of Size 8/0 Red Copper Czech charlottes1 string of Size 8/0 Red Copper Czech charlottes

This is a string of Red Copper charlottes which are seed beads with a single flat side to make them sparkle. They are a size 8, were made in the Czech......
1.20


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.......
1.15


7x5mm Dark Blue Flower cups7x5mm Dark Blue Flower cups
low in stock! Just 1 left in stock!

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


50 x 4mm faceted Metallic Sky Ice beads50 x 4mm faceted Metallic Sky Ice beads

This is a pack of 50 Metallic Sky Ice, faceted glass beads. They are 4mm in diameter and were made in the Czech Republic.......
1.60
 

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