What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with an emerging designer profile? Julia Failey is a hot new jewelry talent who is making a name for herself through great PR and her line of sustainable jewelry. Failey meticulously handcrafts her designs using reclaimed precious metals and Earth-friendly manufacturing techniques. Moreover, she uses the natural beauty of the plant and animal kingdom as her inspiration.
The Julia Failey collection includes a broad range of focal silhouettes. Her trademark lotus, rose and wing designs are unmistakable and are favorites of the celebrity set and fashion publications. The dragonfly wings shown here are one of my personal favorites.
You can find Julia Failey’s work on her retail website of eco-friendly jewelry at www.JuliaFailey.com. Or, shop at many fine boutiques in the Chicago area where she is located.
Julia Failey was a 2008 finalist in the Jewelry Design Business Development Grant competition sponsored by jewelry supply wholesaler Halstead Bead, Inc.