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Over 6,850 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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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
Sylvia, Düsseldorf10771031 August  2020
kate, Romney Marsh101010101 August  2020
Sandra, Consett10109101 July  2020
Madelyn, Kingswood10108924 June  2020
Lindsey, Llandysul999915 June  2020
Highly satisfied with the quality of the beads and the service. Have ordered twice now and would recommend.Thank you
Angela, Doncaster9910914 June  2020
Sara, Nuneaton1010101026 May  2020
I cannot say enough good things about Davida, due to a technical hitch I ran into problems with my delivery but she patiently dealt with my stress and woes and made sure I got my beads in the end. I have already recommended the shop to several friends and will certainly be shopping here again.
SUSAN, Worthing101071023 May  2020
Karen, Havant9109911 May  2020
This company is great to shop with. They have a great and quite unusual range, I think and the prices are very good in comparison. The free gist I got with my order is actually usable rather than a token gesture. I am so pleased with the service and the products. Thank you so much. Karen
Deborah, Eastbourne101010103 May  2020
Received order (beautifully packed) very speedily considering the COVID circumstances. Thank you. Will definitely be buying from you again.
Patricia, Downham Market10991029 April  2020
Brilliant service would not hesitate to place orders again, well done
Karin, Peterborough9991028 April  2020
Thank you for my order. Very pleased with my beads and thank you for extras. I bought beads from you at the hotel in Peterborough last June. I`m just about to get started on the necklace hope I can do it. Have been lacking in motivation. Keep well and safe. Will be back Karin x
Helen, Nottingham10991028 April  2020
Fabio, St. Neots79792 April  2020
rachel, Exeter1010101031 March  2020
Sally, Bath999929 March  2020
Always some unique and interesting beads and special finishes available. I love the etched and laser etched patterned finishes. Always swiftly dispatched and received with a reasonable postage charge for small orders, making little treats possible more often, with the bonus of a free gift.
Hazel, Wellingborough99101026 March  2020
Very pleased with purchasing your goods and happy to do so again
Ala, Littleport. Cambridgeshire101081012 March  2020
Great product. Very happy with the purchase. Will definitely be back again.
Allison, Halifax1010101017 February  2020
Katy, West Worthing91091011 February  2020
I always know that my order will be dealt with quickly and efficiently and the quality of their expertise and the beads they sell are of the very highest!! Katy
Linda, paisley99992 February  2020
nigel, colne1010101023 January  2020
Arrived 2 days after ordering, very happy with the items.will be ordering again.
Jill, Leyland1099106 December  2019
ann, Freshwater997926 November  2019
Found you by chance browsing. Very pleased with speed of delivery and quality of beads.
FRANCES, EASTLEIGH10910915 November  2019
Very reasonable price fast delivery
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.
Patricia, Reading1010101030 August  2019
Rosamund, Etchingham999916 August  2019
Elaine, Nottingham999931 July  2019
Nicola, High Wycombe9991028 July  2019
always fantastic and makes you feel your order is special
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 Heath1098107 May  2019
excellent speed of delivery, website easy to navigate
Erica, Redcar101010105 May  2019
Thank you for the free gift would highly recommended
Tracy, york1010101026 April  2019
Excellent service everytime. My go to bead shop 1st. Just wish I had more money to buy more and#128522; Keep up the great work guys and#129321;
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 I’m 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, that’s what I call excellent service. Very pleased indeed and will definitely come back. Thanks Diane John
joan, Spilsby1010101015 February  2019
Margaret, Westray88899 February  2019
Haven’t had a chance to use the beads yet, but they look great and am very pleased overall.
Kathleen, United Kingdom10991022 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.
Angela, Colwyn Bay99101010 January  2019
Brilliant service. You will be my go-to site from now on. I didn`t give you a 10 for quality etc. because I knew what to expect as I had bought your beads at fairs before! But excellent quality and speedy delivery.Thank you.
alan, Bournemouth998928 December  2018
Service up to usual high standard
Annamarie, Nottingham1010101013 December  2018
This is the best best place to buy beads, they have the best selection and the beads are just beautiful. I could spend all day shopping here, there is always something new. I`d definitely recommend Oldbicycleshop. Oh sorry I forgot I also received free beads as a gift (who does this :) amazing.
Valerie, Kilmarnock38971 December  2018
Christine, Broadstone101091024 October  2018
Despite the disruption of the Coronavirus which in my experience has caused long delays, this company has gone above and beyond and ensured goods ordered are sent the next working day, thank you
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, Wallasey1010101021 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.
Christine, Wantage, Oxon1010101017 April  2018
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
Joanna, Binfield101010101 February  2018
Fantastic service, very good value for money will definitely use again
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, St Leonards On Sea1010101028 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

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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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14305 - Claspgarten Silver clasp with 1 row - 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 nailhead beads in Gunmetal (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 drops in Black and Blue (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 watch face bead in Green (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 x 7.5mm flat discs in Black (1980s)
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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14703 - Claspgarten very large Old Palladium clasp with 7 rows in Tanzanite - 61x31mm
I love this clasp - its simply stunning - especially the gorgeous colours of swaro crystal used in it.
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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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