10 Days of Design Crush Anniversary Giveaways: Day 5 FAIL


Ten years ago this month I started Design Crush as a place to gather inspiration for my day job as a graphic designer, and five years ago it became my full-time job. To thank you all, as well as highlight some of my favorite sponsors from over the years, we’ll be hosting ten days of giveaways in celebration of ten years of this little site that could.


George Barberis

I have two favorite jewelry designers in Austin, Texas and this is one of them – meet Fail. After working for two internationally renowned jewelry designers, Christine Fail (yes, that’s her actual last name) decided to strike out and put her stamp on the world. I had the chance to meet her in person a few years ago and she’s just the absolute embodiment of her brand and the pieces she creates – understated elegance, delicate yet strong, a modern classic.


George Barberis

Christine is also a smart businesswoman and split Fail into three categories – Fail, Epic Fail, and a home line. Fail offers designs in 14K gold fill and sterling silver, Epic Fail‘s line is full of timeless designs in 14K gold and diamonds, and the home collection is stocked with unique metal accessories.



I wear this 14K Open Ring in yellow gold from the Epic Fail line on my left hand every day. It’s so perfectly thin that I barely feel it, yet sturdy enough that it doesn’t feel precious which is a balance that I really look for in all jewelry I wear regularly. (It’s also available in rose gold and white gold.)



I hung one of Christine’s organic spirit chains on the curtain rod above my bed before even knowing that’s where it’s supposed to go! These hand-cut and hammered brass beauties come in three different lengths, and are meant to be hung next to a window or in a curtain to keep bad dreams at bay. It’s one of my very favorite things.



All three of Fail‘s lines are always expanding, which means I’ve got my eye out for new pieces to add to my own collection. After the latest round of additions I’m eyeing the Graphite Ridge Ring, the 14K Lightning Stud, the Aeon Earrings, and the Saros Necklace (that stone!).

Oh, and guess what! You have a chance to win a $250 gift card to spoil yourself or someone you love with Fail goodies! There are 18 chances to enter but only 48-hours to do it, so get going.
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  • Erin

    June 7, 2017 at 10:13 am Reply

    Those Aeon earrings are so beautiful!!

  • Jessica S

    June 7, 2017 at 10:19 am Reply

    Modern classic is the perfect description. The Saros necklace is my favorite!

  • Maro Kakari

    June 7, 2017 at 10:35 am Reply

    It’s so hard to choose, I love them all! But I do see the timelessness of the Open Ring x

  • jennifer ohnstad

    June 7, 2017 at 10:45 am Reply

    love the simplicity of these designs

  • jennifer ohnstad

    June 7, 2017 at 10:46 am Reply

    Love the open ring design the best

  • Kelly Maloney

    June 7, 2017 at 10:48 am Reply

    Bead hoops, definitely my favorite!

  • Linda

    June 7, 2017 at 11:30 am Reply

    I love, love, love the elegant Galena necklace. I could see myself wearing this everywhere.

  • Julie Dyer

    June 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm Reply

    The clasp on the utilitarian bangle is so lovely. I think that’s my favourite piece.

  • Sarah Kern

    June 7, 2017 at 12:58 pm Reply

    I’ve always loved Fail’s jewelry, and the Saros necklace is such a show stopper!

  • Courtney K

    June 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm Reply

    I love the Sarta Chandelier Earrings

  • Carrie ROy

    June 7, 2017 at 2:02 pm Reply

    Ooh, the graphite ridge ring is really lovely!

  • Erin

    June 7, 2017 at 3:06 pm Reply

    The thin rectangle hoops are gorgeous!!!

  • Bonnie Brubaker

    June 7, 2017 at 3:07 pm Reply

    I’m drawn to the Corte and Galena necklaces.

  • Susan Miller

    June 7, 2017 at 3:39 pm Reply

    Oh I agree that the open ring is gorgeous!

  • allison

    June 7, 2017 at 3:46 pm Reply

    i love the open ring- but everything is so lovely

  • Crissie Woolard

    June 7, 2017 at 5:50 pm Reply

    Happy happy anniversary. 10 years is such an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations! Oh my goodness. I absolutely love every single piece they have. This jewelry is gorgeous. It’s hard to pick just one favorite because I have so many’s. One of them is the shoal necklace! Thank you for such a fun generous giveaway!

  • Amy Wilson

    June 7, 2017 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Love this line of jewelry! Hard to choose, but I think I’d go with the classic 14k round hoops… but the shale bracelets are a (very) close second! Beautiful.

  • Christa Dalien

    June 7, 2017 at 6:42 pm Reply

    The Saros and Thin Lines band are perfect. I pretty much love everything!

  • Martha Susan

    June 7, 2017 at 8:28 pm Reply

    Love the trace cuff!

  • Stacey Roberson

    June 7, 2017 at 9:35 pm Reply

    I love rings – so my favorite is the Shale Ring.

  • JoSS

    June 7, 2017 at 10:10 pm Reply

    Seriously love everything, but my favorite would have to be the simple and classic oval hoop earrings. Thanks again for the opportunity.

  • Cait

    June 7, 2017 at 10:55 pm Reply

    So many good things, but I really love the rectangle continuous hoops!

  • Lynn

    June 8, 2017 at 1:59 am Reply

    My favorite is the open ring!

  • Catherine Barrett

    June 8, 2017 at 8:54 am Reply

    Obsessing over some of the earrings (those rectangular hoops!) but I think the tiered mobiles are my favorites overall!

  • Marianne

    June 8, 2017 at 9:42 am Reply

    the organic spirit chain is lovely there!

  • Angela Butler

    June 8, 2017 at 1:56 pm Reply

    This is an awesome giveaway! I’ve been a longtime fan of Fail as well!

  • carol clark

    June 8, 2017 at 4:43 pm Reply

    utilitarian bangle i like

  • Lauren Pfeifer

    June 8, 2017 at 6:18 pm Reply

    I have always wanted one of their wall hangers

  • KELLY M.

    June 8, 2017 at 10:39 pm Reply

    I love the Join Necklace

  • Kelli

    June 9, 2017 at 1:57 am Reply

    Aeon Earrings

  • Austen Gordon

    June 9, 2017 at 6:42 am Reply


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