The Tinder Box Necklace is inspired by H.C. Andersen’s famous paper cuttings and The Tinder Box fairytale. Alongside his writing, Andersen was an expert paper cutter. In a letter to his friend, Andersen wrote: "... to cut, is the first beginning of the poetry ...". In his lifetime, he created countless intricate designs for children and adults alike. Some say they were physical representations of the fairytale worlds he created.