GumDropsBegleri

Begleri By TotalArtist

Boston, Massachusetts | 73 Sales

GumDropsBegleri

Begleri By TotalArtist

Boston, Massachusetts 73 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (22)
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Announcement    Thank you for visiting the shop. Begleri are a kind of fidget toy, or skill toy, used to do hand tricks. You can use them to kill time, help relieve stress, or simply to have some fun. I hope you will enjoy my new begleri designs. Thanks for looking!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 27, 2018

Thank you for visiting the shop. Begleri are a kind of fidget toy, or skill toy, used to do hand tricks. You can use them to kill time, help relieve stress, or simply to have some fun. I hope you will enjoy my new begleri designs. Thanks for looking!

Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(22)
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  • Carolynn Tomasello on Jul 13, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    These begleri are awesome! Great shape. The titanium is beautiful. I love how you can add more weight to them. I like to play heavier, so this is a really great feature. Thank you TotalArtist!

  • Philip on Jul 8, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, very fun to use. The weight is very manageable and the beads come with the softest paracord I've seen, which is really nice and lends to a fast play style. The size of them is perfect. The surface finish was immaculate, any defects seen on the photo are from use and dust. The set came in a box, and a nice cloth drawstring bag.

  • Jonathan Porter on Jul 3, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    I must say, the name of these begleri holds a lot of truth, because they are pretty sweet. I like the attention to the package presentation, too. Came wrapped in a box which held a thank you card, some stickers, extra cord, and the begleri, which were in a nice drawstring cloth pouch. 100% totally worth every cent. The begleri have a nice weight and the beads are machined perfectly with a nice finish. I love the feel of Titanium and the shape of the beads. They flow so nice and make that "clack" sound I enjoy so much when the beads make contact with one another. Overall, a top quality begleri that I highly recommend.

  • erbrito66 on Jun 28, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Whoa! So much going on with this amazing set up! The weight change, the lip on the top of the beads , the perfect size! Not to mention the music you make shaking these guys up!! Sara, thank you so much , each set is still an EDC , each set STILL! Stop shopping and grab a set of Confection!!

  • Gary Sadosky on Jun 10, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing beads for and outstanding price for Titanium. Very highly recommend these.

About

The Making of Gumdrops Begleri

Design

I came up with the design for Gumdrops Begleri, which were machined right here in the U.S.A., at a local machine shop in my home state of Massachusetts. I had an idea to design a begleri set with more angles than we usually see. Gumdrops unique shape is not as easy to machine as more common round and barrel shapes, because of the side angles. I knew that, no matter what the cost, these should exist. After several prototypes, I came up with something that I really enjoy, and I hope you will too.

Color/Finish

As a toy collector myself, I wanted gumdrops to be collectible, in solid candy colors, with some speckled options, to resemble sugar on top. I chose some classic colors of candy gumdrops, including black (licorice), clear (peppermint), yellow (allspice), red (cinnamon), orange (clove) and purple (anise). They were anodized by one of the very best in the business, Gruntbull Anodizing. The 7075 aluminum beads were sandblasted, to give them a good feel in the hand and added grip, as well as more of that actual gumdrop candy appearance.

Weight/Size

I wanted the weight to be something I’d enjoy playing myself. I didn’t want beads too light to get the momentum I like on my favorite tricks. But I also didn’t want the beads too heavy, that would cause my hand to tire during extended play. Each Gumdrop bead weighs a middleweight almost 12g, so a set with cord weighs a total of just over 24g. The beads are wider than they are tall, which makes them unique.

If you want a begleri set that fits comfortably in your hand, and in your pocket, that’s not too big or too small, not too light or too heavy, but plays with a different feel, Gumdrops just might be the ideal new begleri set for you. Gumdrops were designed to play “sweet.”

No short cuts were taken to produce GumDrops. I will have lots of fun presenting these treats to the world.

Shop members

  • @TotalArtist

    Owner, Designer

    I use the name @TotalArtist for my skill toy collecting, photography, and other interests. My real name is Sara Dorsey, and I am a yo-yo and begleri enthusiast. Follow me on Instagram @TotalArtist, @ThrowRich and @GumdropsBegleri to find out more.

Production partners

  • Anodizing Services

    OH, United States

    Provides anodizing services to my specifications, to color the beads.

  • Machine Shop

    MA, United States

    They machine my design, to my specifications.

  • Machine Shop

    China

    Machining of Beads based on CAD design.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 17, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Gumdrops Begleri come with three samples of black 425 paracord. The beads are pre-strung on a cord, and two more are included in the box. You can set your desired cord length.