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Over 4,900 items with new beads being added every day.


About us


In 2007 the Old Bicycle Shop opened its doors on eBay selling mainly faceted beads and recently we have moved into gorgeous, hard to find vintage beads. There is something special about vintage beads. Each one has a character of its own and a history to go with it.

So you may be wondering why we are call the Old Bicycle Shop? The building we use has had many uses from a landlord's house, a petrol garage to a craft shop but it was best known for when bicycles used to be made here in the 1900s. Unfortunately at the moment the shop is mail order so it is not possible to physically visit us.

And about me? I have been beading since 2005 and had made one necklace before signing up for a City and Guilds course at Missenden Abbey. I have been hooked on beading ever since, having finished the C&G Level 1 and Level 2 courses. The main thing I learnt from the course is that you can never have too many beads !

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