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Over 6,000 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 bead fair is at the Big Bead Show on Saturday 19th October.
Our Claspgarten clasps have temporarily been removed from the website until after the show.

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
Heather, Colchester999108 September  2019
The best selection of dagger beads and vintage beads in good quantities. I also love the Golem beads but wish I could get them in bigger quantities. When I ask for 5 the basket defaults to 3.
june, Halifax1099108 September  2019
Fast efficient service only found this company a few weeks ago but will be buying more.
Elaine, Nottingham999931 July  2019
Norman, Invergordon1010101019 July  2019
Beautiful beads, ordered on Friday, delivered next day. Wonderful service and I would highly recommend this shop. I will be back for more, thank you!
Jackie, Exeter1010101028 June  2019
Excellent service !! Speedy delivery too!! I met the couple at a bead fair service they gave at the fair was excellent . Thank u will be buying from u again .
Sue, Haverfordwest9971024 June  2019
susan, paignton777815 June  2019
milojka, maribor101010109 June  2019
Excellent at all
elizabeth, BOLTON9910101 June  2019
Chrys, Haywards Heath , West Sussex1098107 May  2019
excellent speed of delivery, website easy to navigate
Erica, Redcar101010105 May  2019
Thank you for the free gift would highly recommended
Kirsty, Basingstoke99101022 April  2019
Richard Ian, Hazelbury Bryan9910918 April  2019
Brilliant - many thanks. After seeing you at a show it's good to find you on line!!
Richard Ian
Heather, Ipswich1088916 April  2019
Lynda, IPSWICH1099102 April  2019
Am very happy with the quality of beads and delivery time hence I will continue to shop with yourselves
Annette, Didam99994 March  2019
Fast delivery, good quality and a present and a free tutorial. I'm very happy with your service
Judith, Livingston101010101 March  2019
Very pleased/impressed and will definitely use your company the next time Iím looking for beads.
Ann, Leicester1098928 February  2019
Well packed and arrived very quickly. Good quality items.
Diane, Whiterashes1010101015 February  2019
Very impressed with quality and the speed in which I obtained my purchases. I only ordered these items on Thursday night and I received them today Saturday, thatís what I call excellent service. Very pleased indeed and will definitely come back. Thanks Diane John
Margaret, Westray88899 February  2019
Havenít had a chance to use the beads yet, but they look great and am very pleased overall.
Kathleen, Darlington10991022 January  2019
Order came very quickly, lots of info from supplier re item dispatch. Very good service
Chris, Westcliff on sea877919 January  2019
Very good service will use again.
alan, Bournemouth998928 December  2018
Service up to usual high standard
Valerie, Kilmarnock38971 December  2018
Anne, Peacehaven10991021 October  2018
I purchased several packets of beads at your stall at the Big Bead Show on Saturday and had a free pattern, when I returned home I realised I needed more beads which I chose on Sunday morning, they arrived on Tuesday, very swift. They look lovely and I'm looking forward to making the snowflake. Thank you
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!
Janice, Birkenhead1010101021 July  2018
Lovely beads and very fast delivery, many thanks
Elizabeth, WORTHING999924 June  2018
excellent service . Thank you
marilyn, maldon88884 June  2018
Deborah, Ilfracombe1010101017 May  2018
I am so pleased I have discovered your service. You are brilliant!
Susan, Verwood10991016 May  2018
Excellent service.
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.
Kenneth Michael, Doncaster1010101029 March  2018
Love everything I buy from your shop. I will be back again soon.
Kenneth Michael
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!!!!
Lynne, Basildon109101023 October  2017
I've emailed you my thanks - before I noticed this survey...but again, very happy with service and goods. Have a great time at the bead fair, don't think I can make the next one. )-:
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.
janice, LONDON1099919 March  2017
I love your shop and the uniqueness of beads . Always something special to find
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
Excellent service, fast delivery. Quality beads. Recommended
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, STEVENAGE1010101016 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
I put an order in and by the next morning it was on its way to me. At the same time I sent an email about a hard to find bead and the next morning I received the answer that yes they can get it but also gave me a site if I needed them urgently. Needless to say I'll wait.
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
Maureen, Chelmsford999922 September  2016
A very good service.
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

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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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