Heist Collaboration with Smuttons!

Heist is working on an exciting collaboration with the wonderful Smuttons to create a line of Smutty charms! It's still in the early stages so for now head over to the Smuttons Etsy site (the link above) to see their awesome pins! Also, be sure to check out Smuttons creator, Emily Easterly's myspace page to hear some great tunes!


Inspiration: The Ultimate

If you know me, then you know that nothing ranks higher on my inspiration list than Gwen Stefani. To me, there is none better and there never will be! Her style, her hair, her business ethic (don't even get me started on her abs!)...Here are some excellent Gwen photos that I stole from Flickr...I hope you find as much inspiration in them as I do!


What I miss most

After my four-hour-a-day practice sessions of undergrad, I definitely needed a nice long break from playing the piano. Well, I can officially say that 3 years without a piano is FAR too long of a break! Once I finish this year and settle in somewhere, my first purchase will be a big, beautiful piano of my very own. I can't believe how much I miss it!



Ever want to see your photos on the walls of a museum? Well now you can! Well...Sort of. Take a quick trip to Museumr and have some fun creating your own image. There are 4 museum images for you to choose from (I picked options 1 and 4)...so pick one and upload your very own photo to a museum wall!


In Honor of the First Day of Fall...

Some inspiring fall fashion street photos!

Photos via Cafe Mode.


Urban Bohemia Collection: Needlepoint charm colors!

1. "Coquette" (Light pink w/ Hot pink letter)
2. "Equestrian" (Mustard yellow w/ Navy blue letter)
3. "Nautical" (Navy blue w/ White letter)
4. "Sweetheart" (Brown w/ Light pink letter)
5. "Vintage" (Brown w/ Olive green letter)

The charms are available in 2 styles: Rope edge ($75.00) and Coin edge ($60.00), your choice! If you are interested in a color scheme not listed here just let me know and I will work with you to create your custom piece for a small additional charge ($5.00).

Accepting pre-orders now!! Send me a message at Heistjewelry@yahoo.com.


Confusion: A Glimpse Into My Mind

I'm graduating from law school in a year, and I'm in the process of figuring out where I want to take my bar exam (which, if you know me, you know this is a major cause of stress in my life!) After living in Miami, Boston and briefly in New York, I have decided I want to move to the south...which terrifies me. I was thinking Atlanta but then changed my mind. Then I was thinking Richmond, VA but then after a long talk with Gabe of the Gabe Dixon Band backstage at his show last night (which by the way was the best show I've seen in a long time!), I am starting to consider Nashville! While I know less people in Nashville, I can go into copyright law which is what I really want to do (besides Heist, of course!) but Richmond would be an easier start...Whew! Anybody out there have any suggestions (or words of encouragement)?




The wonderful MeMelodia just sent me this picture. Well I don't have much to say about it, but I do have just one question - where in my tiny apartment could I put it??? I need it!


Papercraft Modeling

Why am I so fascinated by this?? I know what I'll be doing on the next rainy day!

"It's all about stunningly good looking three dimensional paper models: Gadgets, toys, characters, cars, robots, spaceships, airplanes, buildings and even working photo cameras."

Get your 100 free paper models and toys HERE.


Inspiration: New York Fashion Week

If I had some extra money...I'd be buying a lot of dresses, evidently!

Photos courtesy of New York Magazine.


Love of my Life: ZERO!

The greatest pound puppy...EVER!


I Heart NYC

I love Brooklyn, especially Williamsburg (more so a few years ago, but that's neither here nor there) but check out this documentary on Williamsburg and Greenpoint and the environmental concerns they're dealing with. I've posted the first installment of the 7 part series so head over to Vice to check out the rest. Be sure to watch the 5th and 6th segments for a particularly sobering view of Newtown Creek.


Inspiration: The perfect shade of blue (green?)

While this kitchen is not EXACTLY my style, I'm still kind of in love with it. I think it might be that beautiful color on the walls next to the white - it's so airy and clean! In fact, I think I just want this color everywhere in my life...

It's already the color of the heist jewelry boxes and my pedicure!

Photo via Apartment Therapy.


Late Night TV

I made it home JUST in time to watch this last Friday...did you?? Well in case you missed it...


Did you know...

Did you know that Heist is good for the environment?? A majority of our hand-cut silver charms are made from salvaged silver that has been melted down and re-formed into sheets which we use to cut our charms. And those new needlepoint charms? Their backings are made from re-used vintage fabrics!

Our jewelry isn't plated with any additional chemicals or treatments, just pure .925 Sterling silver (and 18K Vermeil). Like all other material goods (especially precious stones and metals) you can expect it to lose some of its luster, but the trick is jewelry maintenance, here are some tips for keeping your brand new Heist jewelry in great shape:

1) Never wear your jewelry in water! Take it off before bathing, and especially before swimming in chlorine or salt water (which reminds me, it's probably not the best idea to take your jewelry to the beach - sand can scratch, salt water can tarnish and shiny things attract animals that I'm not sure you want to attract!)
2) It's also a good idea to always take off your jewelry before hitting the sheets - it's easy for chains and clasps to break while you sleep.
3) Be mindful of what you do when wearing your jewelry - If you're hitting up the gym for a long workout or are going to engage in some manual labor, it's probably a good idea to take off your jewelry (beware of harsh chemicals and abrasive surfaces!)
4) Invest in a good jewelry cleaner and soft polishing cloths - dust, skin oils and products can dull your jewelry and tarnishing is a normal process, but regularly cleaning your jewelry is one of the best things you can do to help (especially if you live in a humid climate).
5) Store your jewelry wisely - metals like silver tend to scratch easily, so store your jewelry individually in soft pouches so they don't touch each other and keep your jewelry in a cool, dark place so as to slow the tarnishing process.
6) Last but not least, a special note on Vermeil. It is completely normal for the gold to eventually wear off your Vermeil items and reveal some of the silver underneath. If you purchase an item which receives a lot of wear and tear (i.e., rings), you can expect this process to occur sooner rather than later. Maintain your Vermeil pieces by taking extra precautions to treat them with love and care and have them re-plated as soon as this process begins.

Follow these easy tips and you should have a long and happy life with your new Heist jewelry! Enjoy!!


Sneak Peak: The "Urban Bohemia" Collection!!

Ladies and Gentlemen! Children of all ages! Introducing for the first time EVER...

Here's a little sneak peak of what's hitting the store in the VERY near future! I've been stitching my life away on these and I couldn't wait to show everyone! I'm so excited about them...I hope you like them as much as I do.

Thanks to Kristen for using her photoshop magic to help create the logo.

Continuing Obsession: of Montreal

I just placed my pre-order for the soon-to-be-released of Montreal "Skeletal Lamping" album! Not only did I order the album, I received a whole mess of other great stuff too...get this: You can order an item (a t-shirt, wall decals, even lanterns!) and with it you will receive a free download code for their entire album plus a download code for 3 rarities, stickers, etc. etc. How clever is that? Maybe this is a small step in the right direction for the music industry...

Head over to Polyvinyl and pick yours up today! If you've never heard of Montreal I assure you, you won't be disappointed! xo

PS-How cute is that GeminiTactics designed tote bag that I ordered?!



Check out one of our BEST friends, Melody, rocking her brand new Heist "Melody" 2-finger knuckle ring in 18K Vermeil! Melody has an awesome art and lifestyle blog MeMelodia, be sure to stop by and say hello!

PS-Keep sending in your pictures...I'd love to see them and show them off to the rest of the world! xo

Yes, Please!

I'll take one of each!

Designs by Built By Wendy via SallyJaneVintage.