Armadillo Awards

I am surprised and honored to be one of the nominees in the 2015 Armadillo Awards by the Austin Independent Business Alliance.  fail was nominated in the “Business With No Front” category and if you agree, we would love your vote!  Voting continues until April 19th and you can cast your ballot for fail, among many other great Austin businesses, here.  Thanks as always for your support!  I couldn’t do any of this without you.

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Fort Worth Modern Pop Up


I am thrilled to be heading to the Fort Worth Modern for their monthly First Fridays in the gallery!  Join me along with Leah Duncan and CANOE for a 1 day pop up shop in the museum shop from 5-8 pm.  The Fort Worth Modern is one of the most amazing museums I have ever visited and I am honored to have my jewelry within its walls.  I will have selections from the new collection, Mantle, alongside prints and textiles from Leah Duncan, and leather work by CANOE.  We hope to see you there!

Mantle, Spring 2015


Once again, I am excited to share with you my new Spring 2015 collection, Mantle!

Playing on the themes established in Fall 2014, Mantle is a bit bolder, brighter, and more substantial.  Maybe it was my new short platinum hairdo, but I felt inspired to break my mold a little with several pieces of minimal hammered shapes in bronze and silver that really shine.  I was also excited to reinvent an old favorite in the shale bracelet with better wearability and a much improved clasp. I am pretty sure they are the unassuming star of this collection.

Below are images form the amazing lookbook shot by photographer and friend, George Barberis. and staring our lovely Studio Manager, Jessica Clark.  I cannot be happier how it all turned out!  Enjoy!




I am proud to be a part of the third annual FELIZ this Sunday at Austin’s Palm Door!  With a careful selection of independent designers, makers, and artists, it will be a one-day sale like no other. FELIZ is an opportunity for Austin’s creative community to unite in a fun, inspiring and laid-back setting, meet artisans from around the country and shop their wares directly.  I hope to see you there.


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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