Local teenager’s online art business blossoms

What 17-year-old artist Nicole Ma has always loved about art is creating something that she could hold in her hand, whether it was crocheting cute characters or building a miniature bedroom out of popsicle sticks for her hamster.

“I always wanted to do more than just art,” she said.

This past year, she has grabbed hold of space in a niche market and has found a way to turn her art into a growing business and really, really enjoy it.

With her online shop Sugar Acids, the Pacific Highlands Ranch resident is crushing it selling her custom-designed silicon molds that other artists and crafters can purchase to create their own resin art. The molds come in shapes such as strawberries, cows, mushrooms and sakura (Japanese cherry blossoms) and can be used to make earrings, charms, keychains, bracelets, barettes, combs and more.

She also sells shakers, molds with openings where glitter and beads can be added for extra fun and sparkle.

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