Fail + Canoe Holiday Gifts



I’m excited to announce a holiday collaboration with favorite Austin leather worker, Canoe!  This gift set provides a timeless option for the ladies in your life, and includes a small black pebbled leather tray from Canoe and our fail Fish earrings in 14k gold fill.

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Shop all of this for just $90 (a $110 retail value). It’s a great addition to your own holiday wish list.  Snag your own fail+CANOE gift set here.


Introducing: Perch Style

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I’m excited to share a special post today about the new business venture of my dear friend Mary Monckton.  Mary has been working in the world of communications for the past 17 years and through this has become an expert on human behaviors – our patterns, choices, and how we express our identities to the world around us.  In the last decade, Mary evolved from a 25-year-old living in a small ski town to a 35-year-old mom establishing a life and home in Austin, and began to notice her personal style evolving right along side her.  Her new venture, Perch Style is all about empowering and inspiring you to view what you wear as an extension of yourself by reviewing, redefining, and refreshing your wardrobe.

With years of experience working with individuals on a one-on-one level, Mary hopes to bring this type of relational work to Perch Style, to truly help individuals communicate with the world through their wardrobes.  She strives to help you find your own voice through clothing, weather it is in a professional environment, for a special event, or just the day and day job of being a mom, all while keeping the “you” in your clothing choices.

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“I have come to thoroughly enjoy honing in on my personal style and realizing what joy and inspiration can come from a creative and internal perspective on clothes.  I want to share this perspective with my clients and redefine the idea that fashion is a way we communicate to the world around us.”

Perch Style services include: remote styling (perfect if you aren’t in the Austin area), special event styling (weddings, packing for trips, and more), a closet review (analysis of your current closet – what to keep, what to store, what to get rid of, and how you’d like to see your personal style change and why), and the grand Review, Redefine, Refresh 3-step package which includes a closet review, a shopping session, and a refresh of your wardrobe.

Learn more about her services on Mary’s website here!

Two Weekend Events: Feliz and West Coast Craft



I’m so excited to announce that fail jewelry is participating in TWO awesome events this weekend – right in time to kick off holiday shopping. If you are in Austin, be sure to check out Feliz.  Feliz is a designer pop-up sale that features amazing crafts from designers and artists and it’s this Sunday from 11am-6pm. Learn more here.

If you are in San Francisco this weekend, check out West Coast Craft. West Coast Craft features works from over 250 contemporary artists and designers around – influenced by West Coast Culture. Read more about the weekend happenings and artists.

If you make it out to either of these events – be sure to come say hi to fail jewelry! We’d love to see you.

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New just for fall, a few of our all time favorite pieces have returned in fail REVISITED!  These lovelies have been re-imagined in bright hammered sterling silver with 14k gold fill accents.  Why reinvent the wheel when all they needed was a little face-lift?

The Deco Layering Necklace would surely pop against a black shift dress and the Bastet Hoops are more lightweight than they let on.  If you didn’t try them the first time, now might be a great time to snag a little something to carry you into fall.  Now online!  Enjoy!

Currently: On My Desk

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I love finding the perfect marriage of form & function in all aspects of my life, but especially in the studio.  We all want a place that is pretty, while also helping us get it done. The fail hammered brass letter opener and business card holder have become staples in my studio setup.
They look lovely along with some handmade pottery, a stoneware tumbler by Joseph Kraft, Live Trends succulent, and letterpress business cards by Studio Olivine. Adding a little bit of handmade warmth, craft and design to any workspace, is both comforting and inspiring.


Retailer Spotlight: Mockingbird Domestics



We’re placing the spotlight on Mockingbird Domestics this week for Retailer Love, a new segment where we highlight one of the stores in our ever growing fail family.  We have the privilege of working with so many wonderful store owners and share the floor with other artisans from across the globe, so we thought we would share a little about them with you.

In Austin, Mockingbird Domestics is where you can find the largest selection of fail jewelry & home.  Mockingbird is a family operation that offers handmade and custom furniture, along with fine crafted home provisions from an array of local artists and craftsmen. They also host a variety of workshops, special events, and more.  You will lust after the custom lighting and furniture, but you will leave with an affordable handmade or vintage gift along with a beautiful letterpress card.  They always have something for every budget!

Keep up with them on Instagram and see their latest arrivals and don’t forget to check out their collection of fail jewelry when you make it to the store.