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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 in Bead Needleweaving. 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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1935 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in S/F Salmon lined Light Topaz
1935 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in S/F Salmon lined Light Topaz
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 S/F Salmon lined Lt Topaz seed be......

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1.25
14155 - Claspgarten Silver Flower clasp with 1 row - 22mm
14155 - Claspgarten Silver Flower clasp with 1 row - 22mm
This is a high quality, Rhodium plated clasp from Claspgarten, an......

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16.25
Claspgarten Silver flower clasp with 1 row 13860 - 18x10mm
Claspgarten Silver flower clasp with 1 row 13860 - 18x10mm
This is a high quality, rhodium plated clasp from Claspgarten. Th......

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8.05
2005 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Matt Metallic Dark Raspberry Iris
2005 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Matt Metallic Dark Raspberry Iris
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Matt Metallic Dark Raspberry Iris......

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2.95
TL135 - 5g Tila beads in Transparent Root Beer
TL135 - 5g Tila beads in Transparent Root Beer
This is 5g of Tila Beads in Transparent Root Beer made by the Jap......

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1.90
015 - 10g Size 8/0 Miyuki seed beads in Silver lined Light Green
015 - 10g Size 8/0 Miyuki seed beads in Silver lined Light Green
This is a 10g pack of size 8/0 Silver lined Light Green seed bead......

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0.95
6 x etched Rectangular beads in Black with cat design (18x12mm)
6 x etched Rectangular beads in Black with cat design (18x12mm)
This is a string of 6 etched Black glass beads with a black cat d......

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2.85
Claspgarten Silver ball clasp with crystals and 1 row 13572 - 10.5mm
Claspgarten Silver ball clasp with crystals and 1 row 13572 - 10.5mm
This is a high quality rhodium plated, encrusted ball clasp from ......

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13.00
24 x 4mm bicones in Rose Opal AB (Preciosa)
24 x 4mm bicones in Rose Opal AB (Preciosa)
This is a pack of 24 Rose Opal AB glass bicones from Preciosa in ......

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1.30
25 x 6mm round beads in Chalk with Gold Lustre
25 x 6mm round beads in Chalk with Gold Lustre
This is a pack of 25 Chalk with Gold Lustre, round glass beads. T......

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0.85
Pair of 15mm shoe beads in Gold and White
Pair of 15mm shoe beads in Gold and White
This is a pack of two gold and white shoes which are 15mm long, 1......

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0.30
1986 - 1g Size 15/0 Miyuki seed beads in 24kt Green Gold Iris
1986 - 1g Size 15/0 Miyuki seed beads in 24kt Green Gold Iris
This is a 1g pack of size 15/0 24kt Green Gold Iris seed beads ma......

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1.35
Pair of 20x9mm drops in Salmon Pink with Gold Splash
Pair of 20x9mm drops in Salmon Pink with Gold Splash
These are a pair of large, glass drops in Salmon Pink with a Gold......

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0.75
Gekko Bracelet by Sabine Lippert
Gekko Bracelet by Sabine Lippert
This is a digital copy of the pattern Gekko by Sabine Lippert whi......

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0.01
4 x Lacey Tear drops in Jade (17x12mm)
4 x Lacey Tear drops in Jade (17x12mm)
This is a pack of 4 large Lacey Tear drops in Jade which were mad......

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1.40
015 - 50g Size 8/0 Miyuki seed beads in Silver lined Light Green
015 - 50g Size 8/0 Miyuki seed beads in Silver lined Light Green
This is a 50g pack of size 8/0 Silver lined Light Green seed bead......

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4.30
6 x Rectangular beads in Matt Black with cat design (18x12mm)
6 x Rectangular beads in Matt Black with cat design (18x12mm)
This is a string of 6 Matt Black glass beads with a black cat des......

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2.85
4210F - 50g Size 8/0 Miyuki seed beads in Duracoat Galvanised Matt Hot Pink
4210F - 50g Size 8/0 Miyuki seed beads in Duracoat Galvanised Matt Hot Pink
This is a 50g pack of size 8/0 Duracoat Galvanised Matt Hot Pink ......

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12.15
15 x 10mm flower cups in Pink Opal
15 x 10mm flower cups in Pink Opal
This is a pack of 15 Pink Opal glass flowers, called Flower Cups.......

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1.20
4210F - 10g Size 8/0 Miyuki seed beads in Duracoat Galvanised Matt Hot Pink
4210F - 10g Size 8/0 Miyuki seed beads in Duracoat Galvanised Matt Hot Pink
This is a 10g pack of size 8/0 Duracoat Galvanised Matt Hot Pink ......

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2.70
1935 - 50g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in S/F Salmon lined Light Topaz
1935 - 50g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in S/F Salmon lined Light Topaz
This is a 50g pack of size 11/0 S/F Salmon lined Lt Topaz seed be......

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5.65
COB-03-D oval bead in Green Stripes, Orange and White Triangles
COB-03-D oval bead in Green Stripes, Orange and White Triangles
This carved, ceramic oval bead has been made by Golem Studio. It ......

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1.00
4208F - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Matt Duracoat Galvanised Berry
4208F - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Matt Duracoat Galvanised Berry
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Matt Duracoat Galvanised Berry se......

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3.30
Claspgarten Silver clasp with 1 row 14111 - 15x17mm
Claspgarten Silver clasp with 1 row 14111 - 15x17mm
This is a high quality, rhodium plated oval clasp from Claspgarte......

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19.75