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Over 6,400 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).

Our next show is the Essex Bead Fair on Sunday 23rd February 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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20mm Chessboard in Crystal Sage (Swarovski) - discontinued
20mm Chessboard in Crystal Sage (Swarovski) - discontinued
This is a 20mm flat back, Chessboard cabochon in Crystal Sage. Th......

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14mm Rivoli in Crystal with Laser Etched Chessboard pattern (Swarovski)
14mm Rivoli in Crystal with Laser Etched Chessboard pattern (Swarovski)
This is a Crystal (001) rivoli from Swarovski with a foiled back.......

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100 x 2mm round beads in Saturated Metallic Kale
100 x 2mm round beads in Saturated Metallic Kale
This is a pack of 100 glass beads in Saturated Metallic Kale. The......

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50 x 3mm round beads in Powder Green
50 x 3mm round beads in Powder Green
This is a pack of 50 Powder Green, round glass beads. They are 3m......

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18mm Spike Pendant in Crystal AB (Swarovski) 6480
18mm Spike Pendant in Crystal AB (Swarovski) 6480
This is an 18mm Spike Pendant in Crystal AB (article number 6480)......

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6 x 15mm square beads in Pink and White with laser etched sun
6 x 15mm square beads in Pink and White with laser etched sun
This is a string of 6 Pink and White glass beads with an Iridesce......

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2.75
522 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Light Aqua Ceylon
522 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Light Aqua Ceylon
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Light Aqua Ceylon seed beads made......

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138 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Transparent Orange
138 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Transparent Orange
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Transparent Orange seed beads mad......

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50 x 3mm faceted beads in Saturated Metallic Lapis Blue
50 x 3mm faceted beads in Saturated Metallic Lapis Blue
This is a pack of 50 Saturated Metallic Lapis Blue, faceted glass......

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138F - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Matt Orange
138F - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Matt Orange
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Matt Orange seed beads made by th......

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14mm Rivoli in Black with Laser Etched Chessboard pattern (Swarovski)
14mm Rivoli in Black with Laser Etched Chessboard pattern (Swarovski)
This is an unfoiled Black rivoli from Swarovski. It is approximat......

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1001 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Silver lined Crystal AB
1001 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Silver lined Crystal AB
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Silver lined Crystal AB seed bead......

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50 x 4mm round beads in Magic Purple
50 x 4mm round beads in Magic Purple
This is a pack of 50 Magic Purple, round glass beads. They are 4m......

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100 x 2mm round beads in Metallic Suede Light Green
100 x 2mm round beads in Metallic Suede Light Green
This is a pack of 100 glass beads in Metallic Suede Light Green. ......

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50 x 3mm faceted beads in Saturated Metallic Niagara
50 x 3mm faceted beads in Saturated Metallic Niagara
This is a pack of 50 Saturated Metallic Niagara, faceted glass be......

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14mm Swarovski rivolis with Laser etched patterns - exclusive to us
14mm Swarovski rivolis with Laser etched patterns - exclusive to us
We also have a selection of Swarovksi rivolis which have been L......

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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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25 x 5mm flower beads in Black Iris Rainbow
25 x 5mm flower beads in Black Iris Rainbow
This is a pack of 25 Black Iris Rainbow glass flowers. They were ......

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Y615 - 10g Size 11/0 Toho seed beads in Metallic Suede Gold
Y615 - 10g Size 11/0 Toho seed beads in Metallic Suede Gold
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Metallic Suede Gold seed beads ma......

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5g Gekko beads in Magic Copper
5g Gekko beads in Magic Copper
This is a 5g pack of Gekko beads in Magic Copper, designed by Sab......

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2.35
50 x 2mm pearls in Falu
50 x 2mm pearls in Falu
This is a pack of 50 glass pearls in Falu. They are made in the C......

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15 x 8mm multifaceted bicones in Black Diamond AB (Czech)
15 x 8mm multifaceted bicones in Black Diamond AB (Czech)
This is a pack of 15 Black Diamond AB glass bicones. They were bo......

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50 x drops in Bronze (6x4mm)
50 x drops in Bronze (6x4mm)
This is a pack of 50 Bronze glass drops which were made in the Cz......

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1.60
455D - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Metallic Dark Variegated Iris
455D - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Metallic Dark Variegated Iris
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Metallic Dark Variegated Iris see......

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