Mini Hydra Begleri: Zirc Acrylic

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This twist on the Mini Hydras from AroundSquare includes beads machined from solid zirconium paired with transparent acrylic, for a truly unique and striking appearance.

The zirconium beads are precision machined from solid bars, then polished and torched for a luxurious blackened finish whilst the clear acrylic beads are heat polished. Both materials are relatively robust, but will show scratches and dings if dropped on hard surfaces or played hard.

The sets are lightweight, but play slightly heavier than the weight would suggest due to the shape and weight distribution (when the zirc beads are placed at the extremities). 

(AO2) is about social transformation. We do a lot of different things, guided by the goals of sustainability, democratisation, and social justice. While our work is eclectic, all of it is underpinned by the idea of leveraging creativity and learning for the greater good. In practice, the bulk of our activities are concentrated in the areas of transformative education, monitoring and evaluation, and the design of toys and other materials that support the development of human potential. AO2 is a social enterprise.

Unlike regular businesses which only seek profit, AO2 uses a model that generates profit in addition to furthering social, environmental, and human development goals. We actually have four bottom lines, not just one, and we measure our success against all four. Aroundsquare is proud to be a part of the new economy.

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 person 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. 

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