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Mother's Day - Give & Get

fail jewelry mother's day gift guide and giveaway

SPEND  $75 + GET HOOPS!

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?

SHOP NOW

 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!

EPIC ADDITIONS

DIAMONDS AND 14K GOLD FOR EVERY DAY
    
  
  
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

  
NY NOW
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.

Ringing in the New Year

 

As the year winds down, I want to take a moment to reflect on all that has happened and look forward to the potential of all that can happen in the upcoming new year.

I do have to say 2016 was an interesting and exciting year for fail!

I was most excited about reaping the rewards of some serious streamlining in the studio over the previous year. All of our hard work definitely paid off and we were able to take out the peaks and valleys of the workload, resulting in a stress level that was at an all-time low for me and my staff. It doesn't get much better than that!

What took me by surprise, even though it shouldn't have, was the willingness of my staff to step up when we were thrown an unexpected curve ball in my busiest month, November.

I’m most thankful that we dodged a bullet with the weather and pulled off the inaugural Origin Designer Market! The overwhelmingly positive feedback from both customers and vendors alike, along with partnering with some bad ass designers made this holiday market a super high note to end the year on.

2017 should prove to be just as, if not more, exciting!

I’m hoping for more time to design and be creative, and to actually have time to act on all of my ideas!  

And, I resolve to continue to learn! I could coast for a while with the business and be fine, but I know there are opportunities I will be better prepared to tackle if I continue to study and learn more about myself and my business. 

Happy New Year to all of you in the fail family! May 2017 help you realize all your dreams and hopes.