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Over 6,700 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).

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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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18mm Dome Crystal in Aquamarine (Swarovski)
18mm Dome Crystal in Aquamarine (Swarovski)
This is a 18mm Dome Crystal from Swarovski (article no. 1400) in ......

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18mm Dome Crystal in Bermuda Blue (Swarovski)
18mm Dome Crystal in Bermuda Blue (Swarovski)
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18mm Dome Crystal in Iris (Swarovski)
18mm Dome Crystal in Iris (Swarovski)
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18mm Dome Crystal in Paradise Shine (Swarovski)
18mm Dome Crystal in Paradise Shine (Swarovski)
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18mm Dome Crystal in White Opal (Swarovski)
18mm Dome Crystal in White Opal (Swarovski)
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18mm Dome Crystal in Crystal (Swarovski)
18mm Dome Crystal in Crystal (Swarovski)
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50 x 4mm round beads in Alabaser/Blue Lustre
50 x 4mm round beads in Alabaser/Blue Lustre
This is a pack of 50 Alabaster / Blue Lustre, round glass beads. ......

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B26 - 18mm Glass button in Black (vintage)
B26 - 18mm Glass button in Black (vintage)
This vintage Black glass button is approximately 18mm in diameter......

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B8 - 18mm Glass button in Black (vintage)
B8 - 18mm Glass button in Black (vintage)
This vintage Black glass button is approximately 18mm in diameter......

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B1 - 22mm Glass button in Black (vintage)
B1 - 22mm Glass button in Black (vintage)
This vintage matt Black glass button is approximately 22mm in dia......

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DB0134 - 5g Size 11/0 delicas in Opaque Purple Grey Rainbow Lustre
DB0134 - 5g Size 11/0 delicas in Opaque Purple Grey Rainbow Lustre
This is a 5g bag of size 11/0 Opaque Purple Grey Rainbow Lustre d......

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B38 - 2 x 14mm table cut buttons in Black Picasso
B38 - 2 x 14mm table cut buttons in Black Picasso
This is a pack of two Table Cup buttons in Black Picasso. The but......

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120 x 4mm round glass pearls in Antique Pink Satin
120 x 4mm round glass pearls in Antique Pink Satin
This is a string of 120 round glass beads with a Antique Pink Sat......

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14 - 5g Size 15/0 Miyuki seed beads in Silver lined Chartreuse
14 - 5g Size 15/0 Miyuki seed beads in Silver lined Chartreuse
This is a 5g pack of size 15/0 Silver lined Chartreuse seed beads......

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DB0870 - 5g Size 11/0 delicas in Matt Light Amethyst AB
DB0870 - 5g Size 11/0 delicas in Matt Light Amethyst AB
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15 x daggers in Green/Chrome (5x16mm)
15 x daggers in Green/Chrome (5x16mm)
This is a pack of 15 top-drilled, Green glass daggers with a Chro......

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18mm Rivoli in Crystal AB with Laser Etched Giraffe pattern (Swarovski)
18mm Rivoli in Crystal AB with Laser Etched Giraffe pattern (Swarovski)
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12 x twist beads in Crystal Vitrail Light (6x12mm)
12 x twist beads in Crystal Vitrail Light (6x12mm)
This is a pack of 12 Crystal Vitrail Light twist beads which were......

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B5 - 18mm Glass button in Black (vintage)
B5 - 18mm Glass button in Black (vintage)
This vintage matt Black glass button is approximately 18mm in dia......

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10 x faceted drops in Coral Red Picasso (6x8mm)
10 x faceted drops in Coral Red Picasso (6x8mm)
This is a pack of 10 Coral Red / Picasso faceted glass drops whic......

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B25 - 13mm Glass button in Black (vintage)
B25 - 13mm Glass button in Black (vintage)
This vintage Black glass button is approximately 13mm in diameter......

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18mm Dome Crystal in Light Colorado Topaz (Swarovski)
18mm Dome Crystal in Light Colorado Topaz (Swarovski)
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B22 - 18mm Glass button in Black (vintage)
B22 - 18mm Glass button in Black (vintage)
This vintage Black glass button is approximately 18mm in diameter......

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18mm glass button in Black with Laser Etched Shell
18mm glass button in Black with Laser Etched Shell
This Black glass button is approximately 18mm in diameter and has......

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