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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 failjewelry.com! Enjoy!
photographer: Courtney Chavanelle
model: Liz Marz
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!
See me in Chicago! View the new TRACE collection before it is available online and shop your old favorites too. We will be holding it down in booth # 250 near Division and Wolcott. I hope to see you there!
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
Milk Farm Road
Heather Palmer Glass
Paper & Clay
Coil + Drift
One of the main reasons for closing Schatzelein last year and building a studio behind our house was to give me more time to expand fail along with expanding my creative talents and skills. Designing and crafting custom ceremony rings was something I wanted to focus on, not only because I think Austin needs more non-traditional ceremony rings, but because it also allows me to push my creativity. The stress and excitement of creating a wedding band in precious metal with precious stones is thrilling and nerve racking, but the results are absolutely worth it. Being a part of that process, and being honored to create a ring that signifies a commitment as important as marriage is pretty special.
My goal in creating custom rings is to make rings that are organic, unique, every-day wearable, and price conscious. My customer doesn’t want to see another woman with the same ring and generally need a ring that is just as easy to leave on, as take off. I tend to love a hammered texture, and organic bezel is my preferred setting, and I love to offset it with flush-set small precious stones.
So… here are a few of the rings that I have created in the past few weeks and months. More are in the works and will come soon!
Once again, I am heading to San Francisco for the Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason. This year I am right up front so you cant miss me in booth #7. Come by early to see the Pecos and failHOME collections and snag something before they sell out! With hundreds of makers selling amazing handmade products alongside great food and drink, it is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Hope to see you there!