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I am happy to announce the addition of a few fail HOLIDAY items and a new mobile are now available in the shop!

Our new organic hammered brass ornaments add a sparkle to your holiday decor and gifts, but we like them year-round too!  The same goes for our garlands, which are the perfect compliment to a holiday tree, and look lovely in the entryway or across your mantle.  Additionally, I designed a smaller three dimensional version of our large mobiles for fall.  Our new petite 4-piece mobile is perfect for catching light and playing with movement.  I know it will be one of your favorites too!holiday_2014

Lifestyle photos by Courtney Chavanell

We’re Hiring!


I’m am excited to say that business is good!  So good in fact, that we need to hire an additional full-time production assistant and are hoping you, or someone you know, might be the right fit!

At fail STUDIOS, we are a tight-knit group looking for someone that is passionate about working in a creative and supportive environment. The ideal candidate will see a future for themselves within the company, and will be excited about long-term growth potential.

In this position the Production Assistant works with cold-connections using tools such as pliers, hammers, anvil, and a drill press, along with various other hand tools. Qualified candidates will have a background in art & design and preferred experience in jewelry. The position includes 37.5-40 hrs a week with an hourly wage from $9 – $14 based on performance.

If you are excited about this opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume to

Trace for Fall 2014

I am thrilled to unveil my fall 2014 collection, Trace!  For this collection, I wanted to play with texture, color, and light.  As a result of focusing on hammering, while eliminating semi-precious stones, I feel that this collection has returned to my roots as a metalsmith.  The layers of texture utilize light and motion to catch your eye and the warm washes of color in 14k gold-fill, sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver, brass and bronze keep the contrasts understated while drawing the viewer in closer to appreciate the details.

Browse the lookbook below, and shop the entire Trace collection on the!  Enjoy!010_fLB  2 3 4 5



photographer: Courtney Chavanelle
model: Liz Marz

See me in Brooklyn

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I am back from Chicago, and heading out the Brooklyn for my last show of the summer.  This year the Renegade Craft Fair is in an all new location at 50 Kent between 11th and 12th St in North Williamsburg.  See the new TRACE collection, along with the entire collection, including HOME.  Stop by booth # 15 near 11th Street and say hello!

Best of American Made

I was thrilled and honored to find out that I was a finalist for Martha Stewart’s American Made Competition a few weeks ago!  Being American Made is an important part of my mission with fail and also informs a lot of the choices I make with my own wallet every day.  When I head the good news, I went onto the site to check out some of the other nominees.  I have together from some of my favorites below and invite you to also go and check out the wonderful makers keeping their communities alive.  There are so many more I didn’t include!

The nomination process is still ongoing so if you know a maker that deserves to be celebrated, let them know!  And keep your fingers crossed that we end up being selected as one of the 10 winners this fall!  If you want to help the cause, feel free to share our nomination on social media to help get the judges attention.



Pine & Boon

Pine & Boon




Milk Farm Road






Heather Palmer Glass

Leather Messenger Bag- Made in USA- Cicada Leather Company_0

Cicada Leather

Paper & Clay

Paper & Clay


Paloma’s Nest


Coil + Drift