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We're closed from Friday 14th April until 13th of May so I've decided to run a competition to say sorry! Everyone who places on order from 14th April until 13th May will be entered into a draw to win £75 to spend on our website. Their orders will be posted when we re-open. There's beads to win so who's going to be the lucky person?

Customer Reviews

Here's the opinion of our existing customers who have completed our customer satisfaction survey. Please note that a 7 = satisfactory; 10 = far exceeded expectation. We list ALL of our reviews here.
Customer Name Delivery Speed Quality Value Overall Rating Date
Sue, SOUTHAMPTON98991 April  2017
Fiona, Armathwaite999912 March  2017
Eileen, Tadworth10107109 March  2017
Karen, Falkirk101081026 February  2017
janet, over1010101014 February  2017
Such lovely goodies, will certainly be ordering again. Excellent service.
Doreen, Hartlepool1097105 February  2017
Lovely clasps thank you for speedy delivery
Gillian, Bognor Regis9910105 February  2017
Joy, St Neots101010101 February  2017
Anne, West Byfleet109101029 January  2017
Neila, Surrey9991026 January  2017
Corina, Ballymena1010101016 January  2017
CHRISTINE, Sandown89891 January  2017
Margaret, GLASGOW88991 December  2016
Tracy, Basingstoke1099109 November  2016
Helen, Troon101010106 November  2016
Barbara, Hayle1010101028 October  2016
Will definitely buy from again
Sandra, Eastbourne1010101015 October  2016
Love your products very good prices nice to meet you at the bead show
sue, MAIDENHEAD109101027 September  2016
My orders always arrive quick and the postage is a good price compared to other bead suppliers. Love this website a good choice of beads too at a good price.
Karen, Yateley10881024 September  2016
Edith, CARLISLE101081016 September  2016
Thanks for your excellent service.
sandra, Eastbourne99101014 September  2016
Very nice selection of beads good value see you at sandown park
Eileen, IRVINE999912 September  2016
First class service will be using again
Jane, St Neots89998 September  2016
Christine, Whitstable999921 August  2016
Julia, Colchester10891016 August  2016
Fast, efficient and value for money! The £1 pandp is much appreciated.
Janet, Shipley1010101010 August  2016
My new favourite shop.
Jennifer, Keighley101010102 August  2016
I always get good satisfaction from my orders, hence the result of score. Thank You
Gaynor, Urmston101010101 August  2016
Spoke to a lovely lady who was extremely helpful and overwhelmingly generous. Order arrived in super fast time. This has to be your first choice for beading orders. Brilliant!
Mark, Birmingham1010101017 July  2016
Fab service Fab beads Brilliant will be back for more Thanks
Pauline, Glasgow1010101016 July  2016
Excellent company to deal with, they go that extra mile for you. Definitely will be using again. Can't rate them high enough.Thank you
VERNA, CAMBORNE99101016 July  2016
Zsuzsanna, SLOUGH910101012 July  2016
Mary, Cockermouth899930 June  2016
Order arrived safely on Tuesday. Thank you
Anna, Enfield896928 June  2016
Good quality i recommend it.
TANYA, Romford10991010 June  2016
Amazingly quick delivery, less than 24 hours from ordering to delivery. Appear good quality
Karen, Blackpool10981019 May  2016
Excellent service. Only placed the order yesterday and it arrived this morning. Very pleased and thank you for the free gift. Will buy from you again.
Joan, Chelmsford10991012 May  2016
Items ordered one day and delivered the next. The "magic" beads are absolutely gorgeous in beautiful colour combinations and many different shapes and sizes for each colour, ideal for mix and match jewellery.
Diana, Hove101010108 May  2016
The delivery was soooo fast! and I love the vintage beads you have.... I confess they are mainly for gazing at, as I have nothing that I can use them for at the moment. Fantastic service... Many thanks. Di Morgan
jan, Ipswich999923 April  2016
Love your site
Heather, Hampton999916 April  2016
Hi and many thanks Lovely items, I have rated you as 9s, as your products are always beautiful so they were not ”beyond expectation” :@) ( n.b. have bought before from you at the Sandown bead shows ).
Anna, Edinburgh998910 April  2016
Really love the beads and buttons and was delighted to find a shop with quirky and different products.
PATRICIA, WREXHAM9109108 April  2016
Very Good Service.i was at the Bead Show in Nantwich very Friendly People Very Helpful Thank You . Patricia.
margaret, Leicester1010101024 March  2016
excellent service and quality all round.
Eleyne, Stroud998916 March  2016
Lynn, Southport99994 March  2016
carol, bargoed8910925 February  2016
Very pleased with my purchase and your service thank you
Carrie, BLACKBURN99101022 February  2016
Lovely items with a great service, would recommend to anyone and will use again :)
Sheila, Bognor Regis999920 February  2016
Thank you Davida for such a good service, prompt despatch and bead quality.
Carolyn, Redhill1010101012 February  2016
You have a very good selection of beads, a fast service, and I like knowing that the postage will just be £1.
B A, Woking10991028 January  2016
As the shop was supposed to be closed from the day I placed the order, I expected to wait a couple of weeks for my order. Instead, it arrived 2 days later. Brilliant.
Marilyn J, Yateley101010722 January  2016
Betty, Brynteg10981014 January  2016
Absolutely delighted with the service.
Catherine, Wigan9991029 December  2015
Thank you for your great customer service.
julie, chatteris91091023 December  2015
Fabulous speedy service. Excellent value for money. Will definitely be a returning customer
Jennifer, Aberdeen109101011 December  2015
Excellent-ordered Thurs afternoon received Friday lunchtime !
roger, stratford upon avon1098107 December  2015
Terrific site, quirky and unusual hard to find items,great service,fast post.Will not let me fill in questionnaire!
Susan, ALNWICK101010105 December  2015
So pleased that you stock these wonderful tiny beads - thank you!!
Carol, Honiton99991 December  2015
This is my second order and I have been very happy with my purchases.
linda, nottingham1010101025 November  2015
Great selection of beads,delivery is super.Ordered one day received the next.My opinion,great website.Will be ordering again.
gloria, WEYBRIDGE810101019 November  2015
Thank you Davida for remembering to send my very small order even though you were away when I placed it G
heather, belfast101010109 November  2015
Susan, St Helens999914 October  2015
Jennifer, Burton Latimer999917 September  2015
Great service.
agnes, Liverpool999104 September  2015
Excellent all round
Yvonne, Grimsby1010101020 August  2015
Always look at your website first as your selection is unusual and I can always find something different.
Caroline, Henfield9910919 August  2015
Excellent and speedy service - items arrived safely and well packaged. Many thanks and will use you again.
Grace, London101071027 July  2015
I believe it arrived within 48 hours.
Elaine, Hamilton887718 July  2015
Lesley, Gloucester998916 June  2015
Excellent postage costs will share details with friends
Garry, Oxford999910 June  2015
Only started to order,recently but quality is good,and quick postage.Thankyou.
melissa, Huntingdon1010101029 May  2015
This was my first order from oldbicycleshop. I am really really pleased with the super fast shipping, packaging, quality and price. I'm already making a list of items I need so that I can place another order! Lol. Bye for now Melissa and#128512;
Marlene, Ormskirk998927 May  2015
Thank you very much for your prompt service,and clean cut website it was a pleaser to use.
Marie, Birmingham109101025 May  2015
Trudy, St Clement,JERSEY999918 May  2015
love shopping on your websitelots of choice and value for money *****
Olga, blackpool1010101030 April  2015
Marie, PARIS777725 April  2015
perfect, purchase as i expected, shipping very quickly, thank you !!!
June, Ewell.Epsom Surrey.7791018 April  2015
If your looking for something different this is the site to look,such a selection
Karen, Ammanford , dyfed777728 March  2015
Lots of choice , first class delivery good ,the beads are very good quality I have no complaints , waiting for my next package to arrive now next week .thankyou .
Margaret, Wokingham1010101024 March  2015
Received next day,wonderful service,very pleased.Thank you.
Judith, London9109921 March  2015
My first purchase, am very pleased with all aspects, you can be sure I will return. Just a bit different from everyone else!
Roderick, Beaminster10991025 February  2015
Carol, needham market9991017 February  2015
jane, Newton St. Cyres9991013 February  2015
Friendly, brilliant service and beautiful beads. Thank you.
Ruth, Winchester988925 January  2015
not bought from you before. very quick delivery,safely packed and I hope to make the item very soon ! then I can say if the instructions are good !!. Thankyou.
Deborah, Somerset10991023 January  2015
Excellent service Davida, you rock :) xx
IULIA, AIGUINES1010101021 January  2015
u are the BEST!!!!!
Natasha, Brampton, Huntingdon9107920 January  2015
Love all the beads, I can't wait to make something with them
Helen, FORFAR1099913 January  2015
You don't ask if I would buy from you again. I most likely will but have some serious beading to do in the meantime. Thanks for your speedy service once again. Helen
Sarah, Colwyn Bay1099109 January  2015
Patricia, Southport999107 January  2015
Excellent product and service. I look forward to ordering from you in the future
eunice, bridgwater41010106 January  2015
Terry, Middlesex1010101019 December  2014
This was the first time I ordered from the Old Bicycle Shop. Goods were fairly priced and arrived quickly although it was the Christmas season. I would definitely be back to place an order.
Carol, Scunthorpe999108 December  2014
Susan, Hastings99992 December  2014
Always quality beads and excellent service
Julie, Lancing101010102 December  2014
Excellent products and very quick delivery. Very happy. Thank you.
p, llanfyrnach999924 November  2014
Couldn't put 10 as I expected excellent service and got it so it wasn't beyond expectation.
Janet, Pickering999923 November  2014
Marie, Betws y Coed10109109 November  2014
Christine, Tilbury1010101029 October  2014
Really pleased with my first purchase quick delivery beautiful beads coming back for more! :)
Laurence, Bristol1010101019 October  2014
I love your shop and I love the choice of items :) You know what's pretty :)

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Selection of product reviews

Claspgarten Gold clasp with 1 row 12031 - 12.5x5mm
Fab fab girls, great value for money and top class finishing. Grab them whilst you can, I just ordered more, not to be missed, the silver is just as good aswell!
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Claspgarten Silver clasp with 1 row 14305 - 15x7mm
Ladies this is a must to give your project a quality finish. well worth the money
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50 x 4mm round Amethyst Lustre beads
i love this colour. the lustre makes it a blue purple, getting 2 lovely colours in the one bead
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M46 Filigree Oval disc (1950s) 6cm Gold
Fantastic quality and an attractive gold colour. Nice sturdy filigree.
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16mm Pale Blue flower beads (1920s)
Fantastic quality for the age! These are beautiful, unique beads with a great finish that reminds me of old China.
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18mm Oval 2 hole Gunmetal beads (1920s)
Gorgeous old beads. Quality varies a little between each bead due to the age, but well worth it!
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6mm Yellow flower spacer beads (1950s)
Beautiful little flower beads with a great feel and finish. Lovely quality.
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2.3cm Light Blue Glass Watch Face bead (1950s)
Such a gorgeous blue colour! I love all your watch beads.
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10x4mm Black and Blue drops (1950s)
I used these drops to trim a velvet cuff. They`re a beautiful smooth shape with lovely colours. The speckled effect adds an extra bit of depth.
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2.3cm Green Glass Watch Face bead (1950s)
These watch beads are just perfect. This one has a great green colour that`s perfect for a vintage garden theme.
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9x6mm faceted matt Black nuggets (1970s)
Beautiful beads and great quality
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6mm x 7mm melon Yellow beads (1970s)
I love these melon beads! They`re just the right colour yellow without being too `mustard.` Beautiful shape and texture!
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5mm x 7mm faceted Blue AB drops (1970s)
These have amazing sparkle in person. They`re just the right size for clusters or trimming a project. Beautiful little drops.
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7.5mm Black flat discs (1980s)
Great little beads. These are the perfect size for earrings or accent beads to a project.
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Claspgarten Gold magnetic hands clasp 14758 - 32x14mm
This clasp is superb. I made a bracelet as a gift for an old friend of mine who now has problems with fastening bracelets: she loves this clasp. Its gorgeous to look at, easy to do up (it just snaps together) really secure, and yet easy to twist undone when she takes the bracelet off.
Jennifer Airs
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Claspgarten very large Old Palladium clasp with 7 rows 14703 Tanzanite - 61x31mm
I love this clasp - its simply stunning - especially the gorgeous colours of swaro crystal used in it.
Jennifer Airs
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Claspgarten Gold magnetic hands clasp 14758 - 32x14mm
This is beautifully substantial clasp with a really strong magnetic pull. The twisting motion needed to undo the magnetics increase its holding ability. I love them.
Jennifer Airs
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