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Over 5,100 items with new beads added daily. First class P&P is 1.50 with a free gift for website orders over 10 (ex p&p).

Our next show is at Daventry Beading Festival on Sunday 13th May and Exeter Bead Fair on Sunday 20th May.

Our Claspgarten clasps have been temporarily removed from the website until after the Daventry Beading Festival.


the vintage and faceted beads specialists



In 2007 the Old Bicycle Shop opened its doors on eBay selling mainly faceted and vintage beads. Based in Surrey, we are a mail order company which specialises in hard to find vintage beads, Claspgarten clasps, Laser Etched beads, Golem Studio beads, Miyuki seed beads, Czech pressed and faceted beads. The new and old beads complement each other beautifully.

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 !

We try to keep costs to a minimum. First class postage to a UK address is just 1.50, no matter how much you spend. Also, if you place a website order before 11:00 Monday to Friday, we aim to post it the same day.

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25 x 4mm Opal Sapphire bicones (Czech)
25 x 4mm Opal Sapphire bicones (Czech)
This is a pack of 25 Opal Sapphire glass bicones. They were made ......

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Pair of Claspgarten Silver Earwires 27040
Pair of Claspgarten Silver Earwires 27040
This is a pair of rhodium plated earwires from Claspgarten. It is......

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7x8mm unusual hand textured Fuchsia bead (1955)
7x8mm unusual hand textured Fuchsia bead (1955)
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38 x 4mm snake skin beads in Cobalt Blue
38 x 4mm snake skin beads in Cobalt Blue
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50 x 4mm faceted Dark Sapphire Blue beads
50 x 4mm faceted Dark Sapphire Blue beads
This is a pack of 50 Dark Sapphire Blue, faceted glass beads. The......

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10g Size 11/0 seed beads in Matt Metallic Silver Grey Miyuki 2002
10g Size 11/0 seed beads in Matt Metallic Silver Grey Miyuki 2002
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Matt Metallic Silver Grey seed be......

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25 x CzechMate Daggers in Matt Metallic Flax
25 x CzechMate Daggers in Matt Metallic Flax
This is a pack of 25 Matt Metallic Flax, glass two hole daggers. ......

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10g Superduo beads in Aztec Gold
10g Superduo beads in Aztec Gold
This is a 10g pack of Superduo beads in Aztec Gold. These are the......

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5g CzechMate Bars in Matt Blue Iris
5g CzechMate Bars in Matt Blue Iris
This is a 5g pack of Matt Blue Iris bars which are about 6mm by 3......

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15 x Laser etched daggers in Iridescent Dark Peacock (5x16mm)
15 x Laser etched daggers in Iridescent Dark Peacock (5x16mm)
This is a pack of 15 top-drilled, glass daggers in an Iridescent ......

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25 x Roofy beads in Purple Iris Gold
25 x Roofy beads in Purple Iris Gold
This is a pack of 25 Purple Iris Gold, two hole roofy beads which......

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10g Bi-bo beads in Black Diamond
10g Bi-bo beads in Black Diamond
This is a 10g pack of Bi-bo beads in Black Diamond. These two hol......

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25 x CzechMate Lentils in Halo Cardinal
25 x CzechMate Lentils in Halo Cardinal
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15 x Laser etched daggers in Dark scale design ( 5x16mm)
15 x Laser etched daggers in Dark scale design ( 5x16mm)
This is a pack of 15 top-drilled, glass daggers in a dark scale d......

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50 x 4mm faceted Sapphire Blue beads
50 x 4mm faceted Sapphire Blue beads
This is a pack of 50 Sapphire Blue, faceted glass beads. They are......

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50 x 3mm faceted Marine Metallic Ice beads
50 x 3mm faceted Marine Metallic Ice beads
This is a pack of 50 Marine Metallic Ice, faceted glass beads. Th......

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100 x 2mm round beads in Saturated Metallic Island Paradise
100 x 2mm round beads in Saturated Metallic Island Paradise
This is a pack of 100 glass beads in Saturated Metallic Island Pa......

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30 x Brown Rainbow Pip beads
30 x Brown Rainbow Pip beads
This is a pack of 30 Crystal Brown Rainbow glass Pip beads. They ......

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10g Superduo beads in Sapphire Vitrail
10g Superduo beads in Sapphire Vitrail
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50 x CzechMate QuadraTiles in Blue Iris
50 x CzechMate QuadraTiles in Blue Iris
This is a pack of 50 Blue Iris, glass QuadraTile beads. Their sid......

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50 x 4mm faceted California Blue beads
50 x 4mm faceted California Blue beads
This is a pack of 50 California Blue......

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10g Size 11/0 Duracoat Galvanised Pewter Miyuki seed beads 4222
10g Size 11/0 Duracoat Galvanised Pewter Miyuki seed beads 4222
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30 x Flint Pendant beads in Crystal Vitrail
30 x Flint Pendant beads in Crystal Vitrail
This is a pack of 30 Flint Pendant beads in Crystal Vitrail. Thes......

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10g Superduo beads in Gunmetal
10g Superduo beads in Gunmetal
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