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Over 7,200 items on the website with new beads added daily. First class P&P is 1.50 with a free gift for website orders over 15 (ex p&p).

We are still posting out orders, but they may take a little longer to arrive. Stay safe.

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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. 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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1902 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Semi Matt Silver lined Gold
1902 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Semi Matt Silver lined Gold
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Semi Matt Silver lined Gold seed ......

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14mm Rivoli in Tanzanite with laser etched Giraffe 2 (Swarovski)
14mm Rivoli in Tanzanite with laser etched Giraffe 2 (Swarovski)
This is a Tanzanite rivoli from Swarovski with a foiled back. It ......

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2276 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Fancy lined Platinium
2276 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Fancy lined Platinium
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Fancy lined Platinum seed beads m......

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4465 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Duracoat Opaque Guava
4465 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Duracoat Opaque Guava
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Duracoat Opaque Guava seed beads ......

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12mm Rivoli in Crystal AB with Laser Etched Giraffe pattern (Swarovski)
12mm Rivoli in Crystal AB with Laser Etched Giraffe pattern (Swarovski)
This is a Crystal (001) rivoli from Swarovski with a foiled back.......

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14mm Rivoli in Majestic Blue AB with Laser Etched Swirl or Sun pattern (Swarovski)
14mm Rivoli in Majestic Blue AB with Laser Etched Swirl or Sun pattern (Swarovski)
This is a Majestic Blue rivoli from Swarovski with a foiled back.......

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15 x daggers in Picasso with Iridescent Coating (5x16mm)
15 x daggers in Picasso with Iridescent Coating (5x16mm)
This is a pack of 15 top-drilled, Picasso glass daggers with an I......

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14mm Rivoli in Majestic Blue AB with Laser Etched Giraffe pattern (Swarovski)
14mm Rivoli in Majestic Blue AB with Laser Etched Giraffe pattern (Swarovski)
This is a Majestic Blue rivoli from Swarovski with a foiled back.......

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190F - 5g Size 15/0 Miyuki seed beads in Matt Nickel plated
190F - 5g Size 15/0 Miyuki seed beads in Matt Nickel plated
This is a 5g pack of size 15/0 Matt Nickel plated seed beads made......

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358 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Ruby lined Capri Blue Lustre
358 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Ruby lined Capri Blue Lustre
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Ruby lined Capri Blue Lustre seed......

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4204 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Duracoat Galvanised Champagne
4204 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Duracoat Galvanised Champagne
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Duracoat Galvanised Champagne see......

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12mm Rivoli in Crystal AB with Laser Etched Medium Hexagon pattern (Swarovski)
12mm Rivoli in Crystal AB with Laser Etched Medium Hexagon pattern (Swarovski)
This is a Crystal (001) rivoli from Swarovski with a foiled back.......

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50 x CzechMate crescents in Saturated Metallic Sapphire
50 x CzechMate crescents in Saturated Metallic Sapphire
This is a pack of 50 Saturated Metallic Sapphire, glass crescent ......

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4574 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Crystal Vitrail Light
4574 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Crystal Vitrail Light
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Crystal Vitrail Light seed beads ......

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4474 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Duracoat Opaque Cactus
4474 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Duracoat Opaque Cactus
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Duracoat Opaque Cactus seed beads......

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576 - 50g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Silver lined Dyed Smoky Opal - 10% discount
576 - 50g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Silver lined Dyed Smoky Opal - 10% discount
This is a 50g pack of size 11/0 Silver lined Dyed Smoky Opal seed......

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15 x twist beads in Brown/White (1950-60s) 6x5mm
15 x twist beads in Brown/White (1950-60s) 6x5mm
This is a pack of 15 vintage, Brown / White glass beads with rais......

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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 using......

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Bead Kit for Delicate Blossom in Graphite Rainbow
Bead Kit for Delicate Blossom in Graphite Rainbow
This is a Bead kit for the bracelet Delicate Blossom. The pattern......

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Pop of Colour by Akiko Nomura
Pop of Colour by Akiko Nomura
This printed pattern is available when you order a pack of CzechM......

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596 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Opaque Salmon Lustre
596 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Opaque Salmon Lustre
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Opaque Salmon Lustre seed beads m......

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1.55
30 x GemDuo in Pearl Coat Teal with laser etched Large Hexagon
30 x GemDuo in Pearl Coat Teal with laser etched Large Hexagon
This is a pack of 30 GemDuo beads in Pearl Coat Light Teal with a......

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50 x 4mm glass pearls in Brown from Preciosa
50 x 4mm glass pearls in Brown from Preciosa
This is a pack of 50 Brown glass pearls. They are made by Precios......

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Delicate Blossom bracelet
Delicate Blossom bracelet
This printed pattern is available when you order a pack of Dragon......

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