We're Hiring!

Part-Time Sales Assistant

fail jewelry is seeking a part-time Sales Assistant to join our team at our new flagship retail store in East Austin, fail COLLECTIVE.

The position will include manning the retail store on weekends, and working directly with Christine Fail, the owner, on sales and marketing related projects. Retail store duties include :

  • Interacting with customers for retail sales
  • Facilitating custom orders
  • Visual merchandising
  • Photographing items and the store for social media posts
  • Maintaining accurate inventory count & levels

Additional sales and marketing duties will cross over into other facets of our business, including but not limited to:

  • Social media management
  • Wholesale account management
  • Collaborative marketing initiatives
  • Market research
  • PR outreach

The right candidate must have/be:

  • 1-2 years sales experience
  • Excited about interacting with shoppers on a daily basis in a beautifully designed space stocked with quality small batch good from Austin and beyond.
  • A positive attitude and outgoing demeanor
  • Attention to detail
  • An eye for design
  • A strong connection to the modern maker movement
  • Engaged and up to date with trendsetters across media channels
  • An interest in small business management.

Additionally, we are looking for candidates who are interested in growing their duties and responsibilities as the company grows. Outside of retail, we run a thriving wholesale business and are moving more of our focus into fine jewelry, specifically ceremony rings. Marketing interest and experience coupled with a creative mind will be an asset as the position grows.

The position is for 19 hr/wk and requires working both Saturday (10:45am-7:15pm) and Sunday (11:45am-4:15pm) for a total of 13 hours, plus an additional 6 hours during the week. Pay starts at $11/h and is commensurate with experience.

If this is the perfect position for you, tell us about it! Please outline your experience and how it would pertain to the duties outlined above, and how you think you could make a contribution to the success of fail in a thoughtful cover letter!

Email with the subject line “Sales Assistant”. Submissions received without the correct subject line, cover letter, and resume will be dismissed off hand.

Mother's Day - Give & Get

fail jewelry mother's day gift guide and giveaway


Mother's Day is coming!  This year, give Mom a little something special, and get a little something for you too! Spend $75 and automatically get a pair of our classic round hoops for yourself, a $42 retail value!  With so many combinations, how can you choose just one?


 Be sure to order by Tuesday May 9th to ensure delivery in time for Mother's Day on May 14th.  

Cheers to the mom that gave you such great style!   

*Receive our medium, yellow gold fill, round hoop with any purchase $75 or more. No substitutions. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Any returns must include the free hoop to receive full refund credit. Valid 4/29/17-5/9/17


Fleastyle Dallas

DFW get ready, I am coming back to Fleastyle this weekend at Fair Park!  Come early for the First Dibs Event Friday from 5-8, or save some $ and swing by Saturday from 9-5.  I will have all of the new styles from LEVEL with all of the classics you know and love. I hope to see you there!

Current Spring Faves

Spring is finally here, which means it's time to say goodbye to chunky sweaters and hello to breezy tops for most of you.  For us here in Austin we never really got into our chunky sweaters! While I tend to keep my wardrobe minimal, this season seems to be all about making a statement. I choose to keep my statements focused on my accessories with bold earrings, colorful glasses, and urban footwear.  Here are some of my favorite things I'll be wearing all season.

  1. tienda ho - super comfy heavy fabric and a classic shape make this my new go-to spring top.
  2. join earring - Spring is all about the gigantic statement earring, and my Join Earring is definitely the new start of the new Level collection.
  3. toms sunglasses - These frames in emerald add just the right pop of color to my generally black white and gray wardrobe.
  4. imogene + willie - I am dying to find a pair of vintage-like military pants like these from imogene + willie.  Unfortunately, these are too short for my 6’ self.
  5. eminence SPF - Trying to pay more attention to my sun exposure and excited to try this translucent on the go SPF.
  6. fit flop - Fun street style with the most comfortable shoes, ever!


From tiny studs to wear-em-eveyday necklaces, I've been working hard to bring you pieces that are always in style, you never want to take off, and go with everything! Now the hardest part is picking the right one...

... do I need the mini disc, or bar studs ... or the slope necklace...

Level, Spring 2017

I am thrilled to debut the new Spring 2017 collection, Level.  The Level collection ushers in a return to simple geometry in the form of the rectangle. Hand cut and hammered pieces of bronze and brass are again the stars of this minimal yet striking collection.  From tiny Flush Earring to the artistic asymmetry of the Balance Earring, there is a little something for everyone.  
Those of you who follow my designs, know that I pushed myself out of my comfort level with the statement making Join Earring. Measuring a whopping 4" in length, they turned many heads on the streets of New York & Austin!  I know they will do the same for you!
Photos by George Barberis

For Your Valentine: Heart it gifts


Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your sweetie some love, but why stop there? Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to stop and appreciate all of the important people in our lives. While picking a Valentine’s Day gift can be overwhelming, my best advice is to keep it simple and elegant. To help make it effortless, I’ve created a gift guide with some of my favorite fail picks for loved ones. There's even something for the men in your life!

Snag a little something sweet with classic Round Hoop Earrings, starting at just $34. She'll be over the moon with elegant and modern Luna Earrings. Or, if you're looking to make more of a statement, EPIC Pebble Studs and Atol Ring with bezel set rose cut diamonds in 14K gold are special choices sure to melt her heart. Guys will love our GRIT Long Pendant Necklace and Wide Stepped Cuff, which are perfect for ladies, too! To bring it home, our Organic 4-Piece Tiered Mobile catches the light of their eyes.

Whether for your significant other, your best friend, loving family, or even a secret crush - fail has something sweet to fit your Valentine's taste and your budget.

The Guide: 1 EPIC Pebble Studs / 2 Luna Earrings / 3 Organic 4-Piece Tiered Mobile / 4 Round Hoops  / 5 GRIT Wide Stepped Cuff  / 6 EPIC Atol Ring / 7 GRIT Long Pendant Necklace 


NY NOW – Spring 2017

Handmade Designer Maker
Booth #9447
I am so excited to share a sneak peek of the fail spring collection that will be launching next week at NY NOW!
Once again, I am heading out. This time to New York City to meet with store owners at NY NOW ,Handmade Designer Market, February 4 - 7. With over 2,400 friendly vendors in an easy-to-navigate setting, NY NOW is the leading showcase for design-led products across the home, lifestyle, handmade and gift markets. If you are a store owner, please swing by booth #9447 and say hello!  If you know a store you think should carry the fail collection, post a comment below.

Retailer Love: In Watermelon Sugar

I was first introduced to In Watermelon Sugar at the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco where a family member was scouting new designers for founder Leslie Stevenson. Since then, In Watermelon Sugar has been a consistent fail favorite stockist!
To fill a void in the home furnishing and accessories market in the Baltimore area, Leslie created a one-stop boutique that offers furniture, accessories, hand selected jewelry, bags, and bath & paper products. Be sure to keep up with them on Instagram and Facebook to see their latest arrivals, and don’t forget to check out their collection of fail jewelry when you make it to the store.