Nine-year-old entrepreneur offers unique jewelry via website

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A nine-year-old Canfield girl is one of the Valley’s youngest entrepreneurs, designing one-of-a-kind jewelry and selling it on her website.

Talia Vale admitted she gets bored easily. Her grandmother bought her a craft kit at the age of four to keep her busy. She made some jewelry with the kit and decided to make her mom a bracelet. From there, she had no idea what it would lead to.

“I would wear it out and people would say,  ‘It’s beautiful, where did you get it.’ And I would tell them that my four-year-old daughter did it,” said Tale’s mother, Kristen Mollica.

“They were like, ‘Where’d you get that.’ And she pointed at me and I was like…’ I made it for her,'” added Talia.

Talia wanted to make more pieces, but not with a craft kit. She wanted to design and sell real jewelry, or in Talia’s  words, “no kid stuff.”

“So, We went to Michael’s and she had a budget. And I thought this is a great way to introduce her to the business world, to teach her some responsibility,” said Mollica.

She started her online business, Bling Dazzles, about a year ago. She designs necklaces and wrist and ankle bracelets.

Customers will never have to worry about seeing anyone else wearing their pieces.

“Each one is one-of-a-kind designs,” said Talia. “And I don’t make them similar to each because I like to make each one different. My mom’s like, ‘Wow, you’re gonna run out of ideas. And I was like, ‘Nope, because look how many I have and they’re all different.'”

Each item also has its own name and comes with a story of how she was inspired to create it. For example, one of her unique pieces was inspired by cotton candy from the carnival.

I named it Cotton Candy because i haven’t been to the carnival for a while and when I go there I always ask, ‘Can I get cotton candy,'” said Talia.

She’s designed about 300 pieces so far.

Talia is not just making money, she’s also making a difference. Ten percent of her online profits are donated to a list of charities important to Talia in some way.

Customers can choose which charity they want to donate to.



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