When you tell people “I’m going to be successful.” and you are only 13, they tell you "Of course you will." while thinking you are too ambitious. Instead of listening to those people I worked hard and proved you can do anything you set your mind to, no matter how old you are.

Now being 18, I can say that the 4 years of running my business "Maristella" was a dream come true. I’ve sold more than 5000 pieces of my jewelry to 60 different countries all around the world. I was also featured in many international magazines and websites such as FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC and many more.

Now only the sky is the limit! I’ve grown so much and so did my business. I have created jewelry with materials that I found next to my house on the beach in Ankaran, Slovenia and these are the exact same materials that I use to this day.

More info: Etsy

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All With Heart 1 year ago

By far a favourite.

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Wina Alkerchief 1 year ago

Oh my God!! This is so beautiful....

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

Adorable it is!

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Daria B 1 year ago

I won't mention Sailor Moon... I won't mention Sailor Moon... Dang! I can't resist, SAILOR MOON! ♥

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Mickey 1 year ago

So pretty! I don't see this on the Etsy store though :(

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KT Trondsen 1 year ago

What make them glow?

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

The world is my oyster

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Zanthe 1 year ago

Your work is so, so beautiful. I'm in love with every single one!

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meerakat5 1 year ago

All of these are absolutely beautiful! Way to go!!

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Bobbi Newell 1 year ago

Love how you aligned the arms with 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 :D "What time is it?" "Beach time!"

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Mali 1 year ago

Ah it's so pretty

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My O My 1 year ago

My favourit

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Heather Vance 1 year ago

OMG I have to have!

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Heather Vance 1 year ago

This would be perfect for me and my daughters.

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serena 1 year ago

So pretty

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Soozie Poozie 1 year ago

It’s beach o’clock!!

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KT Trondsen 1 year ago

Beautiful locket

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Erinboberin 1 year ago

Adorable!

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KT Trondsen 1 year ago

it's beach time!

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Bobbi Newell 1 year ago

This pendant is one I'd expect to see glow, because of the lantern shape!

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KT Trondsen 1 year ago

Very little mermaid

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Sasa Edelstein 1 year ago

Shut up and take my money °0°

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Night Owl 1 year ago

Awww....I'd like to see one with paw prints.

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