Ava Vendittelli ‘22: Throughout this year, a surge of young, aspiring business owners emerge. Through social media especially, Millennials and Gen Z inspire more young entrepreneurs by showing their creativity and success. Videos and posts of business owners creating things such as jewelry, art, or custom cups inspires many to do the same. Nicole Mazur, a junior at RHS, became just one example of the many influenced by these young entrepreneurs.

Mazur became inspired by the successful entrepreneurs and plethora of beads lying around to create ‘Nicole’s Nook’ on Instagram. Mazur’s Instagram account showcases her impressive work and introduces new designs- as well as informing customers on price changes or new opportunities to buy.  

“I like to be creative so I thought it would be a good outlet for me. I also thought it would be a good way to put all the beads I have to good use,” Mazur said.

Mazur creates the jewelry herself and takes care of orders and customer service solo; however, she receives help from friends to create new ideas for products or colors. Mazur constantly brainstorms ideas for new products and patterns, and ‘Nicole’s Nook’ informs customers on those new products.

“My friends have been a good help during this process, they help me become inspired and create new ideas with me,” Mazur said. 

Mazur creates a variety of unique beaded jewelry such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Mazur hand-makes her colorful jewelry using small craft beads accompanied by custom charms or larger beads. By using a variety of colors, she creates unlimited versions of patterns and designs, perfect for a custom design or colorway! 

Mazur offers custom colors, patterns, and charms such as her new “Evil Eye” necklace or her “Valentines Day Set”. She also has letter beads, able to spell out anything you desire.

To place an order from Mazur, direct message @nicoles_nook on Instagram. For locals, Mazur offers pick-up and delivery options and for those not so close, she will ship your jewelry directly to you.

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