Where there’s a group, there’s a selfie.

We recently changed up our all-staff meeting format, going to a once a month schedule as opposed to the once a week routine we’d been in for the last few years. In doing so, we’re able to include more staff, report on bigger picture things, as well as have a moment for each department to Read More

Party Funds to Friends of the Children Portland.

Parties come and go and there’s usually not much to recap afterwards, beyond discussing any notable party outfits. Our recent 7th anniversary bash was different, though; we pledged to donate 10% of all sales during the party, as well as 50% of each original artwork sold to Friends of the Children Portland. I’m happy to update Read More

New in the Shop: April 2015.

Hello, dear blog readers! Are you all loving our new website or what?! We’re all smitten with it, and super big shouts to Will and Needmore Designs for all their hard work making it beautiful and functional. One of the most exciting things about the new website is that we are able to offer items other Read More

betsy & iya 7th Anniversary Artwork.

Our 7th anniversary party has come and gone, and I speak for everyone when I say “THANK YOU” all for your support. Whether you made it out for the party or just sent us a good word online, we really, really appreciate it. The completed artworks are more incredible than we could’ve imagined and coincidentally, Read More

First Thursday: Celebrate You + Me, pt. 1!

Our first First Thursday of 2015 is coming up on February 5th. Join us at the shop from 6-9 PM for a celebration of our newest collection, You + Me, pt. 1! – Shop all 15 pieces from the new collection – Create a Valentine’s Day Wishlist of items from our shop that we will Read More

OOTD: Strut Your Stuff.

We found super babes Maya & Mindy looking all sorts of fine wearing pieces from You + Me, pt. 1, so naturally, we had to snap some pictures to share with you. Versatility is something I always consider when buying jewelry and these ladies do a great job of showing ways to wear your betsy Read More

You + Me, pt. 1 VIP Release Party.

There’s two things you can always count on betsy & iya to do better than almost anyone: making super awesome jewelry & throwing super awesome parties. Don’t tell me that the only certainties in life are death & taxes! To celebrate the launch of our newest collection, You + Me, pt. 1, we decided to Read More

NEW Collection: You + Me, pt. 1

World, meet You + Me. pt. 1*, the newest collection of jewelry from betsy & iya. This collection has been over a year in the making, drawing inspiration from touch, balance, & the many ways – literally & figuratively – that humans fit together. Made of brass, bronze, silver, and fiber, these 14 pieces are Read More

Birth of a Collection: You + Me, pt. 1

How does a ring go from spark to sketch? How exactly is a collection born? The finished betsy & iya jewelry you know & love isn’t born overnight, as you’ve seen in our weekly Maker Monday Instagram series. With this video, however, we want to show what happens BEFORE a piece is even in our Read More

OOTD: Tree Pose.

Welcome to 2015, OOTD lovers! Here we find Gabriella, showing us how to wear a skirt in wintertime with ease. We took a stroll on an early January afternoon & were both taken with these bright green pointy trees just around the block from our shop. Mother Nature, amirite? When you can’t beat her, join Read More

Back to the Grind.

The first full week after the holidays always seems especially… challenging. The snooze button is somehow more appealing, getting back into the groove of a workday seems daunting, and if you’re like me, my “picking an awesome outfit” mojo is a little rusty, too. Luckily, our neighbors at Dragonfly Coffeehouse understand these sluggish feelings & Read More

Small, but Mighty.

There are many details in life that are integral to functioning in various situations, but rarely get their moment to shine. I’m talking about things like shoe laces, seatbelt buckles, and those smartphone friendly fingertips on gloves. The jewelry world is no different; imagine wearing a pair of studs without earring backs (they wouldn’t stay Read More

OOTD: I Believe. Do you?

It’s been waaaaay too long since our OOTD series has been blessed with a Matty appearance. For this, I apologize, and am here to hopefully make up for lost time by highlighting him in an eye popping ensemble that only he can pull off. When thought of separately, the elements of this outfit – mythical Read More

How to make a holiday card, betsy & iya style.

The making of our betsy & iya holiday card photo, a visual diary. A human pyramid doesn’t just happen, ya know? Serious planning, core strength, and good ol’ fashioned luck went into our execution of this ambitious setup for our holiday card. And if I do say so myself, we nailed it. Shoutout to Rachelle Read More

Holiday Hours 2014.

The weather outside= frightful. Inside of 2403 NW Thurman St= delightful! Holiday hours at our brick & mortar: 10AM-6PM through 12/24 CLOSED 12/25 (Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!) 10AM-6PM 12/26-12/31 CLOSED 01/01/15 <—!!!! 10AM-6PM 01/02/15 & beyond To say we’ve been busy is an understatement; thank you to ALL who’ve stopped by our shop Read More

Giving > Receiving.

In lieu of giving each other gifts this year or coordinating a White Elephant exchange, we decided to contribute money to an extremely worthy nonprofit, Friends of the Children, as a way to give back to our community that we love so much. Betsy & Will loved the idea so much that they generously agreed Read More

betsy & iya Gift Guide Bonanza!

Holiday Gift Guide brought to you by b&i I used these whimsical Laura Berger prints as inspiration for these gift guides. The best part? Every single thing pictured is sold in our shop and is guaranteed to please a variety of people on your shopping list. Don’t waste another moment of precious gift shopping time! Read More

Holiday Party Fun 2014.

It’s that time of year when social schedules are packed and if you’re like me, your go-to festive outfit is always laying out on a chair, just waiting to make its next appearance (slightly wrinkled, definitely not 100% clean, but ready nonetheless). After last year’s holiday dinner amazingness wherein we wined & dined at Tasty Read More

OOTD: Fashion Blogger Chic.

Oh, my sweet BChan. Over my time at b&i, I’ve come to think of Barrie as my little sister. We tease, we understand, we collaborate. We even have a name – Channa – that binds us, as if we were a celebrity couple (I like to think that we are in our own way). Barrie Read More

Gifts for the Man this Holiday Season

Men’s Holiday Gift Guide brought to you by b&i Let’s make it merry for him. If you have any questions about these items, feel free to call us at 503-227-5482, option 5. xo, Ashley ***Song of the Moment: No Scrubs by TLC***