What is Begleri?

Begleri is a lesser known skill toy. It is made of two 'beads' fastened to a short string or fine chain. While the toy is simple, it can be flipped and twirled around the fingers to perform countless complex tricks.

Begleri originated in Greece, and is derived from the komboloi, which has roots to religious rosaries, but grew to serve the function of worry beads -- they are flipped around to pass the time and keep the hands busy. 

Many old traditional begleri from Greece were made from semi-precious stones, or carved animal bones and horns. However, in recent years, begleri has grown in popularity across the globe as a skill toy and everyday carry item, and this has led to a increase in begleri designs and styles, using all types of modern materials.