A minimalist at heart, Christine is focused on having pieces that beautifully marry form and function in opposition to excess blind consumerism. Her collections are created harnessing the spirit of Austin with pieces that transition effortlessly from a t-shirt and jeans to the little black dress. Every item is made to be lived in, like your favorite pair of jeans. Fail jewelry may not always be your statement piece, but it will be your favorite piece.
From the beginning, Christine’s mission was simple: feature handmade jewelry and objects made from quality materials at accessible price points. That remains the core mission of Fail Jewelry to this day. Each and every piece is brought to life with a human touch—simply put, it has soul. When you purchase a piece of Fail Jewelry, you are preserving the artistry of handmade goods that Christine and her peers have worked tirelessly to cultivate over the years.
With the opening of her first retail shop in South Austin, Christine inadvertently joined in on a movement and found her home in the Austin maker community. This group of designers, artists and like-minded business owners now stretches across the US. This network of lifelong friends supports each other, collaborate with each other and value community over competition principles that Fail continues to live by.
Christine incorporates these values into her all-female studio. She is committed to employee growth and development, work-life balance and increased quality of life for her team, which she fosters through employer sponsored health insurance, paid time off and company profit share. Ethics and sustainability don’t stop with employees but are tenants that run through her
studio operations, production and design.