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 10 months ago

By far a favourite.

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Wina Alkerchief 10 months ago

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

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Nini Meow 10 months ago

Adorable it is!

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Daria B 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

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KT Trondsen 10 months ago

What make them glow?

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Nini Meow 10 months ago

The world is my oyster

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Zanthe 10 months ago

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

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meerakat5 10 months ago

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

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Bobbi Newell 10 months 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 10 months ago

Ah it's so pretty

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My O My 10 months ago

My favourit

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Heather Vance 10 months ago

OMG I have to have!

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Heather Vance 10 months ago

This would be perfect for me and my daughters.

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serena 10 months ago

So pretty

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Soozie Poozie 10 months ago

It’s beach o’clock!!

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KT Trondsen 10 months ago

Beautiful locket

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Erinboberin 10 months ago

Adorable!

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KT Trondsen 10 months ago

it's beach time!

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Bobbi Newell 10 months ago

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

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KT Trondsen 10 months ago

Very little mermaid

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Sasa Edelstein 10 months ago

Shut up and take my money °0°

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Night Owl 10 months ago

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

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