Cheerio Christmas Day 5: ALPSShop
Launched in January 2018, ALPSShop predominantly started out as a design studio for wedding stationary and commissioned art. Five months later, the Founder, Rania, ventured into making handmade gemstone jewellery! This was how we found out about ALPSShop, when we saw Rania at one of her pop-ups and instantly fell in love with her gemstone bracelets.
For Cheerio Christmas Day 5, we spoke to Rania about her business, and how this amazing curator built this home-grown, local brand into one that is well-loved by many.
Q: Is your business idea tied to any personal story?
A: I started making jewellery back in 2011 while I was expecting my son. After he was born, I stopped pursuing the business as most of my time revolves around him. This lovely boy grew up to love my collection of semi precious stones and bugged me many times to make a bracelet for him, and of course, I eventually gave in to his request. Long story short, my son was the one who suggested that I should make more of these jewellery and sell them.
Q: What are the greatest joys and challenges running this business?
A: Building a new brand has its challenges, it’s never easy! Furthermore, I’m attempting to run it solo while at the same time, juggling mommy's duties. That said, I definitely find joy in meeting new people at my pop-up events and it's always great to see them return to shop with us. Those wonderful reviews I get from my customers are very encouraging when I'm going through a challenging phase, and I’m glad to have a community like this.
If you’re looking for special and personalised gemstone jewellery, you have our word that Rania is a gem and she will always do her best to create a bracelet you’ll love! For this Christmas season, quote “CEREALXALPS” for 10% off a minimum spend of $66. Do note that the promotion ends on 13th December 2019.
Beyond her gemstone jewellery, you can also get yourself bespoke wedding stationery, commissioned art and engage her calligraphy services on her website. Here’s where you can find her:
Image above belong to ALPSShop. Thank you Rania for taking the time to join us on this feature!