Born in Greece, Begleri is a small skill toy which consists of one or more beads at either end of a string, rope or chain.
They can be flipped, twirled or more around fingers to perform visually appealing tricks in a similar manner to how playing cards are manipulated during cardistry. Deriving from from Greek rosary beads (Komboloi) which are often used as worry beads. While komboloi have beads forming a closed circle, begleri beads are threaded on an open strand, usually in a symmetrical formation, with equal weighting at either end. Begleri come in many forms, consisting of semi-precious stone or metal beads.