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Over 5,200 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).

Please note: We're now closed until Monday 3rd September. You can still order from the website but it will be posted out when we re-open. Use the code CZECH in the basket for 10% discount on your order (but not p&p).


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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50 x 3mm round Powder Turquoise beads
50 x 3mm round Powder Turquoise beads
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Fantastic Frills bracelet by Eileen Barker
Fantastic Frills bracelet by Eileen Barker
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Flintstone Bracelet by Martina Nagele
Flintstone Bracelet by Martina Nagele
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100 x 2mm round beads in Matt Blue Iris
100 x 2mm round beads in Matt Blue Iris
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10g Superduo beads in Ancient Gold mix
10g Superduo beads in Ancient Gold mix
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100 x 2mm round beads in Metallic Suede Dark Forest
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Blancmange Bracelet by Justine Gage
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50 x 3mm round beads in Powder Dark Blue
50 x 3mm round beads in Powder Dark Blue
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10g Superduo beads in Neon Blue
10g Superduo beads in Neon Blue
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10g Superduo beads in Matt Purple Iris
10g Superduo beads in Matt Purple Iris
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50 x 3mm round beads in Powder Dark Green
50 x 3mm round beads in Powder Dark Green
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100 x 2mm round beads in Saturated Metallic Island Paradise
100 x 2mm round beads in Saturated Metallic Island Paradise
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50 x 4mm round beads in Matt Silk Violet
50 x 4mm round beads in Matt Silk Violet
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100 x 2mm round beads in Saturated Metallic Niagara
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10g Superduo beads in Pastel Purple Pearl
10g Superduo beads in Pastel Purple Pearl
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100 x 2mm round beads in Saturated Metallic Kale
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50 x 3mm round beads in Powder Green
50 x 3mm round beads in Powder Green
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50 x 3mm round beads in Powder Light Green
50 x 3mm round beads in Powder Light Green
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Bead Kit - Queen of the Night Bracelet in Metallic Suede Blue
Bead Kit - Queen of the Night Bracelet in Metallic Suede Blue
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5g Size 8/0 Demi seed beads in Metallic Nebula Toho 082
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10g Superduo beads in Vintage Copper
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10g Superduo beads in Pastel Light Chrysolite Green
10g Superduo beads in Pastel Light Chrysolite Green
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5g MiniDuo beads in Silver
5g MiniDuo beads in Silver
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