"This bead shows the face of Thumbelina. Thumbelina is a tiny girl born in a flower in a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen."
The Thumbelina bead is so pretty and reminds us that we can overcome any obstacles life throws at us no matter how big or small. This bead is based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, the petite princess overcomes all her obstacles that got put in front of her to marry her true love.
It was also the bead that launched Trollbeads into the UK, in an indirect way. One day in Bristol, England, a foreign exchange student lost something from her bracelet and was searching around for it in the kitchen of her host. The lady host asked her what she was looking for and became intrigued when the student replied in anguish, "I've lost my Thumbelina!". After they found the bead, the student's host became so fascinated with the idea of these amazing Trollbeads which were worn on a bracelet, that she contacted the creators of Trollbeads in Denmark and asked if she could bring them to the UK market, which she did, incredibly successfully, for many years.
*All measurements are approximate