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We will be at Findon Bead Magicians on Tuesday 19th October 2021.
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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 and free UK shipping for orders over 30. 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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Bead and Clasp kit for Pinch of Elegance in Spring Mix
Bead and Clasp kit for Pinch of Elegance in Spring Mix
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Half Tila Bracelet Youtube Video by Maggio 2015
Half Tila Bracelet Youtube Video by Maggio 2015
Click here for a Youtube video to make a Half Tila bracelet usin......

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5g Teacups in Metallic Suede Pink
5g Teacups in Metallic Suede Pink
This is a 5g pack of Teacups in Metallic Suede Pink. They are abo......

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50 x pinch beads in Purple Iris/Gold
50 x pinch beads in Purple Iris/Gold
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5g Teacups in Saturated Metallic Valiant Poppy
5g Teacups in Saturated Metallic Valiant Poppy
This is a 5g pack of Teacups in Saturated Metallic Valiant Poppy.......

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50 x pinch beads in Matt Silk Wine (3x5mm)
50 x pinch beads in Matt Silk Wine (3x5mm)
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5g Teacups in Saturated Metallic Russet Orange
5g Teacups in Saturated Metallic Russet Orange
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50 x 3mm faceted beads in Pastel Lila
50 x 3mm faceted beads in Pastel Lila
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SS39 or 8.3mm Chaton Maxima in Burgundy (Preciosa)
SS39 or 8.3mm Chaton Maxima in Burgundy (Preciosa)
This is a 8.3mm or SS39 Chaton Maxima from Preciosa in Burgundy w......

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509 - 10g Size 11/0 Toho seed beads in Higher Metallic Green Purple
509 - 10g Size 11/0 Toho seed beads in Higher Metallic Green Purple
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50 x pinch beads in Ruby Red (3x4.5mm)
50 x pinch beads in Ruby Red (3x4.5mm)
This is a pack of 50 Ruby Red glass pinch beads. They are approxi......

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50 x pinch beads in Camel Gold
50 x pinch beads in Camel Gold
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50 x 3mm melon beads in Matte Metallic Bronze Iris
50 x 3mm melon beads in Matte Metallic Bronze Iris
This is a pack of 50 Matte Metallic Bronze Iris, glass melon shap......

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SS39 or 8.3mm Chaton Maxima in Crystal Vitrail Light (Preciosa)
SS39 or 8.3mm Chaton Maxima in Crystal Vitrail Light (Preciosa)
This is a 8.3mm or SS39 Chaton Maxima from Preciosa in Crystal Vi......

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50 x pinch beads in Lila Vega Lustre (3x5mm)
50 x pinch beads in Lila Vega Lustre (3x5mm)
This is a pack of 50 Lila Vega Lustre glass pinch beads. They are......

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10 x daggers in etched Metallic Red (5x16mm)
10 x daggers in etched Metallic Red (5x16mm)
This is a pack of 10 top-drilled, glass daggers in etched Metalli......

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50 x pinch beads in Champagne Lustre (3x4.5mm)
50 x pinch beads in Champagne Lustre (3x4.5mm)
This is a pack of 50 Champagne Lustre glass pinch beads. They are......

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15 x Baby Bell Flower in Alabaster and Gold (6x4mm)
15 x Baby Bell Flower in Alabaster and Gold (6x4mm)
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22x18mm Honey Bee beads in Opal Yellow and Black
22x18mm Honey Bee beads in Opal Yellow and Black
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10 x daggers in etched Metallic Light Peach (5x16mm)
10 x daggers in etched Metallic Light Peach (5x16mm)
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10 x 8mm chatons in White Opal (Vintage Czech)
10 x 8mm chatons in White Opal (Vintage Czech)
This is a pack of 10 vintage, White Opal chatons with a foiled ba......

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10 x daggers in etched Metallic Copper (5x16mm)
10 x daggers in etched Metallic Copper (5x16mm)
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5g Teacups in Black
5g Teacups in Black
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10 x 8mm chatons in Black Diamond (Vintage Czech)
10 x 8mm chatons in Black Diamond (Vintage Czech)
This is a pack of 10 vintage, Black Diamond chatons with a foiled......

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