A SCHOOLGIRL from New Brighton is on a mission to “make people smile” with her handmade accessories.

Elena Reynolds, 13, who goes by the business name ‘Miss Melon’ began creating and making colourful and quirky jewellery and accessories in summer this year.

On Friday (October 29) the St Mary's Catholic College pupil hosted her first stall at Cherry Tree Shopping Centre in Liscard.

Wirral Globe: Elena Reynolds at her 'Miss Melon' stall in Cherry Tree Shopping CentreElena Reynolds at her 'Miss Melon' stall in Cherry Tree Shopping Centre (Image: Helen Reynolds)

Helen Reynolds, Elena’s mum, told the Globe: “She started creating earrings, necklaces, keyrings, and bookmarks and then came up with the idea of starting her own business.

“It was all off her own back she said she wanted to do a hobby of something that she was interested in and wanted to stick to it. She loves everything bright and unique and said she wants to make people smile with the stuff she creates.”

Wirral Globe: Miss Melon products on offerMiss Melon products on offer (Image: Helen Reynolds)

Following the success of her first stall, Elena hopes to continue to grow her business and has plans to host more stalls.

Helen said: “It was lovely to see watch how confident she was at her stall. She’s already looking ahead at adding more ranges to her current collection. She’s really excited.

“She’s already responding to market research and what people are asking on her stalls so I do feel like she’s very aware about what’s going on.

Wirral Globe: Necklaces available at the stallNecklaces available at the stall (Image: Helen Reynolds)

“She’s been brought up in a creative environment and we’ve always encouraged her to get making and crafting. She feels like she can express herself through art and can network with other makers in the industry. She’s already saying that she wants to go on to do silversmith courses.

“I feel like we should be pushing our children to follow their dreams and ambitions. I’m just so proud of her.”

Elena will be selling her accessories at St Alban’s Primary School on Friday, November 29 and Claremont Church on Saturday, December 2.