Mantle, Spring 2015

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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!

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FELIZ

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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

We’re Hiring!

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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 christine@failjewelry.com

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 failjewelry.com!  Enjoy!010_fLB  2 3 4 5

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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!