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Over 6,000 items 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 next at Betchworth Beaders on Saturday 18th January 2020.


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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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25 x 6mm Czech tiles in laser etched Matt Large Hexagon
25 x 6mm Czech tiles in laser etched Matt Large Hexagon
This is a pack of 25 Matt Iridescent, two hole square beads with ......

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14mm Rivoli in Fuchsia AB with Laser Etched Zebra pattern (Swarovski)
14mm Rivoli in Fuchsia AB with Laser Etched Zebra pattern (Swarovski)
This is a Fuchsia rivoli from Swarovski with a foiled back. It is......

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30 x GemDuo in Matt Black with Iridescent laser etched Zebra
 30 x GemDuo in Matt Black with Iridescent laser etched Zebra
This is a pack of 30 GemDuo beads in Matt Black with an Iridescen......

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4222 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Duracoat Galvanised Pewter
4222 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Duracoat Galvanised Pewter
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Duracoat Galvanised Pewter seed b......

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25 x 6mm Czech tiles with laser etched Matt Medium Honeycomb
25 x 6mm Czech tiles with laser etched Matt Medium Honeycomb
This is a pack of 25 Matt Iridescent, two hole square beads with ......

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30 x GemDuo in Pearl Shine Light Coral with laser etched Large Hexagon
30 x GemDuo in Pearl Shine Light Coral with laser etched Large Hexagon
This is a pack of 30 GemDuo beads in Pearl Shine Light Coral with......

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25 x daggers in Pale Blue with laser etched ears of corn (5x16mm)
25 x daggers in Pale Blue with laser etched ears of corn (5x16mm)
This is a pack of 25 top-drilled, glass daggers in Pale Blue with......

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10 x daggers in Coral Red with Zebra Vitrail (5x16mm)
10 x daggers in Coral Red with Zebra Vitrail (5x16mm)
This is a pack of 10 top-drilled, glass daggers in Coral Red with......

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15 x 5mm shaped beads in Yellow (1950s)
15 x 5mm shaped beads in Yellow (1950s)
This is a pack of 15 vintage, shaped, Yellow glass beads. They we......

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25 x 6mm Czech tiles in laser etched Matt flowers
25 x 6mm Czech tiles in laser etched Matt flowers
This is a pack of 25, two hole square beads with a Matt Iridescen......

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30 x GemDuo in Matt Black with Iridescent laser etched Large Hexagon
30 x GemDuo in Matt Black with Iridescent laser etched Large Hexagon
This is a pack of 30 GemDuo beads in Matt Black with an Iridescen......

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Fantastic Frills bracelet by Eileen Barker
Fantastic Frills bracelet by Eileen Barker
This printed pattern is available when you order a pack of CzechM......

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15mm German cabochon in Aquamarine
15mm German cabochon in Aquamarine
This is an aquamarine chaton which is approximately 15mm in diame......

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DB0081 - 5g Size 11/0 delicas in Dark Grey AB Lined
DB0081 - 5g Size 11/0 delicas in Dark Grey AB Lined
This is a 5g bag of size 11/0 Dark Grey AB Lined delicas made by ......

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Silver base for 24mm Luna Soft Cabochon
Silver base for 24mm Luna Soft Cabochon
This is a silver coloured base which has space for two 24mm caboc......

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Claspgarten Gold clasp with 5 rows 13578 - 28x13mm
Claspgarten Gold clasp with 5 rows 13578 - 28x13mm
This is a high quality, 23 carat gold plated clasp from Claspgart......

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2g of Size 15/0 Czech charlottes in 24K Gold
2g of Size 15/0 Czech charlottes in 24K Gold
This is a 2g pack of 24K Gold plated charlottes which are seed be......

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5g shim beads in Silver
5g shim beads in Silver
This is a 5g pack of Shim beads in Silver. These are two holed ba......

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30 x 6mm Czech tiles in laser etched Black Giraffe
30 x 6mm Czech tiles in laser etched Black Giraffe
This is a pack of 30 black, two hole square beads with an Iridesc......

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1052 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Galvanised Gold
1052 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Galvanised Gold
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Galvanised Gold seed beads made b......

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20 x Wibeduo in Crystal AB
20 x Wibeduo in Crystal AB
This is a pack of 20 Wibeduo beads in Crystal AB. These two holed......

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10 x daggers in Gold Lustre (5x16mm)
10 x daggers in Gold Lustre (5x16mm)
This is a pack of 10 top-drilled, glass daggers in Gold Lustre. T......

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5g Teacups in Saturated Metallic Ceylon Yellow
5g Teacups in Saturated Metallic Ceylon Yellow
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25 x daggers in Matt Sapphire with laser etched feather (5x16mm)
25 x daggers in Matt Sapphire with laser etched feather (5x16mm)
This is a pack of 25 top-drilled, glass daggers in Matt Sapphire ......

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