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Over 5,700 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).

Our next show is at Beads up North, Haydock Park Race Course on Sunday 28th April.


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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Bead Kit for Queen of the Night Bracelet in Metallic Suede Blue
Bead Kit for Queen of the Night Bracelet in Metallic Suede Blue
This is a Bead kit for the CzechMate pattern, Queen of the Night.......

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5g x 5mm Mini Infinity beads in Pastel Emerald
5g x 5mm Mini Infinity beads in Pastel Emerald
This is a 5g pack of Pastel Emerald infinity beads which are abou......

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5g x 5mm Mini Infinity beads in Pastel Turquoise
5g x 5mm Mini Infinity beads in Pastel Turquoise
This is a 5g pack of Pastel Turquoise infinity beads which are ab......

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14mm Swarovski Rivolis with Laser etched patterns
14mm Swarovski Rivolis with Laser etched patterns
We also have a selection of Swarovksi rivolis rivolis which have ......

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Insignia Bracelet by Nichole Starman
Insignia Bracelet by Nichole Starman
This printed pattern is available when you order a pack of Gemduo......

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15 x Laser etched Matt Red Picasso Daggers with Iridescent Giraffe 1 pattern (5x16mm)
15 x Laser etched Matt Red Picasso Daggers with Iridescent Giraffe 1 pattern (5x16mm)
This is a pack of 15 top-drilled, glass daggers in Matt Red Picas......

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14mm Rivoli in Crystal AB with Laser Etched Giraffe 2 pattern (Swarovski)
14mm Rivoli in Crystal AB with Laser Etched Giraffe 2 pattern (Swarovski)
This is a Crystal (001) rivoli from Swarovski with a foiled back.......

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14mm Rivoli in Crystal AB with Laser Etched Giraffe pattern (Swarovski)
14mm 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 Emerald AB with Laser Etched Giraffe 2 pattern (Swarovski)
14mm Rivoli in Emerald AB with Laser Etched Giraffe 2 pattern (Swarovski)
This is an Emerald rivoli from Swarovski with a foiled back. It i......

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20 x IrisDuo in Champagne Lustre
20 x IrisDuo in Champagne Lustre
This is a pack of 20 IrisDuo beads in Champagne Lustre. These two......

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3740 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Fancy lined Streak
3740 - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Fancy lined Streak
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Fancy lined Streak seed beads mad......

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14mm Rivoli in Fuchsia AB with Laser Etched Giraffe 2 pattern (Swarovski)
14mm Rivoli in Fuchsia AB with Laser Etched Giraffe 2 pattern (Swarovski)
This is a Fuchsia rivoli from Swarovski with a foiled back. It is......

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Bead Kit for Luxe Lentil in Golden Rainbow
Bead Kit for Luxe Lentil in Golden Rainbow
This is a Bead kit for the pattern, Luxe Lentil in Golden Rainbow......

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5g x 5mm Mini Infinity beads in Pastel Dark Coral
5g x 5mm Mini Infinity beads in Pastel Dark Coral
This is a 5g pack of Pastel Dark Coral infinity beads which are a......

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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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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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153F - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Matt Dark Smoky Amethyst
153F - 10g Size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads in Matt Dark Smoky Amethyst
This is a 10g pack of size 11/0 Matt Dark Smoky Amethyst seed bea......

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Tiny Buttons bracelet by Sabine Lippert
Tiny Buttons bracelet by Sabine Lippert
Click here for a free tutorial from Sabine Lippert to make a Tin......

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14mm Rivoli in Emerald AB with Laser Etched Shell pattern (Swarovski)
14mm Rivoli in Emerald AB with Laser Etched Shell pattern (Swarovski)
This is an Emerald rivoli from Swarovski with a foiled back. It i......

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15 x CzechMate Daggers in Black with laser etched Flowers
15 x CzechMate Daggers in Black with laser etched Flowers
This is a pack of 15 Black, glass dagger beads. They measure appr......

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15 x Laser etched Crystal Picasso daggers with Iridescent Dragonfly Wings pattern (5x16mm)
15 x Laser etched Crystal Picasso daggers with Iridescent Dragonfly Wings pattern (5x16mm)
This is a pack of 15 top-drilled, glass daggers in Crystal Picass......

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12mm Pagoda bead in Crystal AB (Vintage Swarovski) 5107 R
12mm Pagoda bead in Crystal AB (Vintage Swarovski) 5107 R
This is a vintage 12mm Pagoda bead from Swarovski (Article 5107 R......

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50 x GemDuo in Silver Splash
50 x GemDuo in Silver Splash
This is a pack of 50 GemDuo beads in Black with a Silver Splash. ......

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

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