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Over 5,400 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 last post day before Christmas will be on Tuesday 18th December. We will then having a break until January when we will next be posting on Tuesday 8th January. Thank you for all your support over the last year. We'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Customer Reviews

Here's the opinion of our existing customers who have completed our customer satisfaction survey. Please note that a 7 = satisfactory; 10 = far exceeded expectation. We list ALL of our reviews here.
Customer Name Delivery Speed Quality Value Overall Rating Date
Valerie, Kilmarnock38971 December  2018
Anne, Peacehaven10991021 October  2018
Valerie C, St Austell89991 October  2018
Janette, Chelmsford999914 August  2018
Margretha, YATELEY1010101028 July  2018
Thank you for the good Quality clasps, the good service and the lovely surprise of the free beads gift!
marilyn, maldon88884 June  2018
Deborah, Ilfracombe1010101017 May  2018
I am so pleased I have discovered your service. You are brilliant!
Susan, Verwood10991016 May  2018
antje, plauen777814 May  2018
Linda, Bedford1010101026 April  2018
I was extremely happy with all aspects of your service and will definitely be coming back to you again. Not sure if I have your rating system right though, when I say 1 I mean fantastic. Thankyou Linda :-)
Glad you like the beads. I've edited your scores as 10 is fantastic and I hope we can help you again soon.
ann, Essex988823 April  2018
Will definitely order again.
Neville, Hull10991023 March  2018
Received my beads in super quick time with a personal touch. Many thanks and I'm sure I'll be back for more.
Judith, STAINES99998 March  2018
Rebecca, Chatham101010105 March  2018
I am so utterly thrilled to have found your shop! Have only ever dreamed of obtaining such miniscule vintage seed beads until now and cannot wait to start turning these into wondrously delicate wearable items! *o/* Perfectly packaged, labelled and sent fast. Could not fault. Thank you for making my month! :) Thank you also for the packet of free beads. :) B x
Karen, Lincoln78883 February  2018
Dewi, Birmingham910999 January  2018
anita, gosport hampshire101010102 January  2018
delivery was very fast beads are great i am getting my stash together as i am a beginner at beading and you site is just great for me thank you
Vivian, Cambridge1099929 November  2017
Thank you! Lovely selection of beads, just the right quantity for my needs as a hobbyist. Will revisit definitely!
Kate, Cousldon1010101028 November  2017
Excellent website, excellent products, excellent services and excellent company. Will always purchase from here if I can.
KinPheng, 997920 November  2017
Kate, Bathgate91010107 November  2017
9 for speediness because I had expected them yesterday, but that could well be our local post office. Lovely package to open up and thanks for free gift - much appreciated. Have now bookmarked your site!!!!
marian, oban10109921 October  2017
I'm very happy, thank-you.
Mrs Mary R, Maidstone1010101020 October  2017
very fast delivery and good exceptional.
Mrs Mary R
Louise, ULVERSTON999915 October  2017
gillian, porthmadog10981027 August  2017
Barbara, STOKE-ON-TRENT1010101016 August  2017
B A, Woking101081015 August  2017
peter, port talbot10109108 August  2017
excellent quality good prices. like to know when you will have more lunasoft cabs in, thank you
Pamela, Darlington9991029 July  2017
mrs Elizabeth, Cleckheaton101091020 July  2017
Delivery of my order was really fast and efficient. Excellent packaging just can't wait to get started on the project. Many thanks.
mrs Elizabeth
ANGELA, LINCOLN9991015 July  2017
Thank you, it's always a pleasure ordering from your website. Quick dispatch with excellent packing. Also thank you for the free gift.
Sheelagh, Badminton998923 June  2017
Sandra, FAKENHAM8109926 May  2017
Renate, Mullion1010101025 May  2017
Thank you. I am a first-time customer but I assure you, I will certainly order again. Enjoy (or have enjoyed) the long weekend.
Sue, SOUTHAMPTON98991 April  2017
Arrived within a couple of days. Excellent value. Very happy.
Fiona, Armathwaite999912 March  2017
First time I have used this site and I am impressed with the speed and efficiency of the service.Prices are reasonable when considering quality of goods. I will be back and will recommend this site.
Eileen, Tadworth10107109 March  2017
all exceeded expectations
Morag, Troon999108 March  2017
delighted with the prompt service and delivery
Lynda, Sudbury1010101027 February  2017
I believe a good clasp is as important as the piece itself. The Old Bicyle Shop delivers on both quality and variety which are second to none.This the only place I now buy my clasps from.
Karen, Falkirk101081026 February  2017
I didn't expect to get these next day, and the vintage beads were more glorious than the photo or description, I was very pleased. Thank you.
janet, over1010101014 February  2017
Such lovely goodies, will certainly be ordering again. Excellent service.
Doreen, Hartlepool1097105 February  2017
Lovely clasps thank you for speedy delivery
Gillian, Bognor Regis9910105 February  2017
Splendid and fast service and an impressive range of beads, some of which colours I have not seen in other bead shops. I will return!
Joy, St Neots101010101 February  2017
Val, Paignton1010101030 January  2017
Anne, WEST BYFLEET109101029 January  2017
At last a website that I have found easy to use, especially the ordering. Thank you
Neila, Warlingham9991026 January  2017
Fast and efficient service. Always very impressed at the speed with which you respond to queries by emails - even on Sundays!
Corina, Ballymena1010101016 January  2017
Beautiful crystals !!! Fast delivery and nicely packed. I will order again. Thank you for the gift offered.
CHRISTINE, Sandown89891 January  2017
Great fast transaction, many thanks
Margaret, GLASGOW88991 December  2016
Excellent firm to buy from
Tracy, Basingstoke1099109 November  2016
Helen, Troon101010106 November  2016
Very impressed with beads bought, service, excellent postage and package and to top it all off, a free gift of beads. Highly recommend and will certainly use again.
Barbara, Hayle1010101028 October  2016
Will definitely buy from again
Sandra, Eastbourne1010101015 October  2016
Love your products very good prices nice to meet you at the bead show
Jacqueline, Clapham9991014 October  2016
Great selection. Easy to use website. low cost, fast delivery service.
Ann, Fareham1010101030 September  2016
sue, MAIDENHEAD109101027 September  2016
My orders always arrive quick and the postage is a good price compared to other bead suppliers. Love this website a good choice of beads too at a good price.
Karen, Yateley10881024 September  2016
Well done - next day service thank you
Edith, CARLISLE101081016 September  2016
Thanks for your excellent service.
sandra, EASTBOURNE99101014 September  2016
Very nice selection of beads good value see you at sandown park
Eileen, IRVINE999912 September  2016
First class service will be using again
Jane, St Neots89998 September  2016
Christine, Whitstable999921 August  2016
Julia, Colchester10891016 August  2016
Fast, efficient and value for money! The £1 pandp is much appreciated.
Janet, Shipley1010101010 August  2016
My new favourite shop.
Hazel, Penzance98996 August  2016
Excellent service and am constantly amazed by their very speedy delivery.
Jennifer, West Yorkshire101010102 August  2016
I always get good satisfaction from my orders, hence the result of score. Thank You
Gaynor, Urmston101010101 August  2016
Spoke to a lovely lady who was extremely helpful and overwhelmingly generous. Order arrived in super fast time. This has to be your first choice for beading orders. Brilliant!
Mark, Birmingham1010101017 July  2016
Fab service Fab beads Brilliant will be back for more Thanks
Pauline, Glasgow1010101016 July  2016
Excellent company to deal with, they go that extra mile for you. Definitely will be using again. Can't rate them high enough.Thank you
VERNA, CAMBORNE99101016 July  2016
Zsuzsanna, SLOUGH910101012 July  2016
Mary, Cockermouth899930 June  2016
Order arrived safely on Tuesday. Thank you
Anna, Enfield896928 June  2016
Good quality i recommend it.
TANYA, Romford10991010 June  2016
Amazingly quick delivery, less than 24 hours from ordering to delivery. Appear good quality
Karen, Blackpool10981019 May  2016
Excellent service. Only placed the order yesterday and it arrived this morning. Very pleased and thank you for the free gift. Will buy from you again.
Joan, Chelmsford10991012 May  2016
Items ordered one day and delivered the next. The "magic" beads are absolutely gorgeous in beautiful colour combinations and many different shapes and sizes for each colour, ideal for mix and match jewellery.
Diana, Hove101010108 May  2016
The delivery was soooo fast! and I love the vintage beads you have.... I confess they are mainly for gazing at, as I have nothing that I can use them for at the moment. Fantastic service... Many thanks. Di Morgan
jan, ipswich999923 April  2016
Love your site
Heather, Hampton999916 April  2016
Hi and many thanks Lovely items, I have rated you as 9s, as your products are always beautiful so they were not ”beyond expectation” :@) ( n.b. have bought before from you at the Sandown bead shows ).
Anna, Edinburgh998910 April  2016
Really love the beads and buttons and was delighted to find a shop with quirky and different products.
PATRICIA, WREXHAM9109108 April  2016
Very Good Service.i was at the Bead Show in Nantwich very Friendly People Very Helpful Thank You . Patricia.
margaret, Leicester1010101024 March  2016
excellent service and quality all round.
Eleyne, Stroud998916 March  2016
Lynn, Southport99994 March  2016
So pleased with my order, delivered in time quoted. Thank you.
carol, bargoed8910925 February  2016
Very pleased with my purchase and your service thank you
Carrie, BLACKBURN99101022 February  2016
Lovely items with a great service, would recommend to anyone and will use again :)
Sheila, Bognor Regis999920 February  2016
Thank you Davida for such a good service, prompt despatch and bead quality.
Carolyn, Redhill1010101012 February  2016
You have a very good selection of beads, a fast service, and I like knowing that the postage will just be £1.
B A, Woking10991028 January  2016
As the shop was supposed to be closed from the day I placed the order, I expected to wait a couple of weeks for my order. Instead, it arrived 2 days later. Brilliant.
Marilyn J, Yateley101010722 January  2016
Betty, Brynteg, Wrexham10981014 January  2016
Absolutely delighted with the service.
Catherine, Wigan9991029 December  2015
Thank you for your great customer service.
julie, chatteris91091023 December  2015
Fabulous speedy service. Excellent value for money. Will definitely be a returning customer
Jennifer, Aberdeen109101011 December  2015
Excellent-ordered Thurs afternoon received Friday lunchtime !
roger, stratford upon avon1098107 December  2015
Terrific site, quirky and unusual hard to find items,great service,fast post.Will not let me fill in questionnaire!
Susan, ALNWICK101010105 December  2015
So pleased that you stock these wonderful tiny beads - thank you!!
Carol, Honiton99991 December  2015
This is my second order and I have been very happy with my purchases.
linda, nottingham1010101025 November  2015
Great selection of beads,delivery is super.Ordered one day received the next.My opinion,great website.Will be ordering again.
gloria, WEYBRIDGE810101019 November  2015
Thank you Davida for remembering to send my very small order even though you were away when I placed it G

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Selection of product reviews

Claspgarten Gold clasp with 1 row 12031 - 12.5x5mm
Fab fab girls, great value for money and top class finishing. Grab them whilst you can, I just ordered more, not to be missed, the silver is just as good aswell!
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Claspgarten Silver clasp with 1 row 14305 - 15x7mm
Ladies this is a must to give your project a quality finish. well worth the money
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50 x 4mm round Amethyst Lustre beads
i love this colour. the lustre makes it a blue purple, getting 2 lovely colours in the one bead
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M46 Filigree Oval disc (1950s) 6cm Gold
Fantastic quality and an attractive gold colour. Nice sturdy filigree.
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16mm Pale Blue flower beads (1920s)
Fantastic quality for the age! These are beautiful, unique beads with a great finish that reminds me of old China.
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8 x oval Gunmetal nailhead beads (1920s) 18x6mm
Gorgeous old beads. Quality varies a little between each bead due to the age, but well worth it!
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6mm Yellow flower spacer beads (1950s)
Beautiful little flower beads with a great feel and finish. Lovely quality.
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2.3cm glass watch face bead in Light Blue (1950s)
Such a gorgeous blue colour! I love all your watch beads.
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10 x Black and Blue drops (1950s) 10x4mm
I used these drops to trim a velvet cuff. They`re a beautiful smooth shape with lovely colours. The speckled effect adds an extra bit of depth.
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2.3cm Green glass watch face bead (1950s)
These watch beads are just perfect. This one has a great green colour that`s perfect for a vintage garden theme.
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6 x nuggets in Matt Black (1970s) 9x6mm
Beautiful beads and great quality
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6mm x 7mm melon Yellow beads (1970s)
I love these melon beads! They`re just the right colour yellow without being too `mustard.` Beautiful shape and texture!
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5mm x 7mm faceted Blue AB drops (1970s)
These have amazing sparkle in person. They`re just the right size for clusters or trimming a project. Beautiful little drops.
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6 flat discs in Black (1980s) 7.5mm
Great little beads. These are the perfect size for earrings or accent beads to a project.
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Claspgarten Gold magnetic hands clasp with 1 row 14758 - 32x14mm
This clasp is superb. I made a bracelet as a gift for an old friend of mine who now has problems with fastening bracelets: she loves this clasp. Its gorgeous to look at, easy to do up (it just snaps together) really secure, and yet easy to twist undone when she takes the bracelet off.
Jennifer Airs
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Claspgarten very large Old Palladium clasp with 7 rows 14703 Tanzanite - 61x31mm
I love this clasp - its simply stunning - especially the gorgeous colours of swaro crystal used in it.
Jennifer Airs
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Claspgarten Gold magnetic hands clasp with 1 row 14758 - 32x14mm
This is beautifully substantial clasp with a really strong magnetic pull. The twisting motion needed to undo the magnetics increase its holding ability. I love them.
Jennifer Airs
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