Bella Weems was 14 when she turned her passion for handcrafting locket necklaces and bracelets into a business. She initially began the business as a way to save up for a car. By the time she was turning 16, her custom jewelry startup went from a small project into a multi-million dollar direct-sales machine.
Her startup, Origami Owl thrived on it’s flagship product, the “Living Locket”. The product allows customers to build their own jewelry by mixing and matching the chains, charms and lockets themselves, some of which come adorned with Swarovski crystals. The lockets are transparent and showcase tiny metal charms that represent the wearer’s personality and hobbies. The company additionally earn revenue from sales of earrings, bracelets and other accessories.
Launched The Origami Owl at 16 Years Old
Known For: Origami Owl