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Content 2014 at Ace Hotel Portland.

What, you thought hotel rooms were for sleeping? Get ready to experience a visit to Ace Hotel Portland in a whole new way. On Saturday, October 18th, we’ll be participating in Content, described on their website as “a living installation” that takes place in the guest rooms on the second floor of the hotel. Each participating designer is given a room to transform into some sort of representation of his/her products, processes, &/or personal inspirations. The result is a gallery type experience that makes the viewer feel like an insider into the world of some of the most creative people in Portland.

Content Portland OR, ace hotel

Photos courtesy of Content website

This unique event requires careful thought and preparation from designers. They are each given the same amount of space to create an impactful installation that must connect with the viewer quickly; Content is extremely well attended and the hallways fill up fast. I went to the event last year and found something interesting to appreciate in every room.

I’ll leave the concept Betsy’s dreamed up for our room a surprise, but I’ll tell you this much; if you go, you’ll get an unprecedented view into all that goes into making the betsy & iya machine run smoothly and efficiently. Be excited and be ready to beeline to Room 213.

Saturday, Oct. 18th 5-10 PM
Room 213
Ace Hotel Portland

Tickets available HERE.
Follow on social media –> #content2014



***Song of the Moment: Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees***

betsy & iya Trunk Show at Bespoke!

Attention Truckee, CA peeps: betsy & iya is coming for YOU!

Our awesome stockist Bespoke in Truckee, CA is hosting Betsy & Will on Friday, October 3rd from 5-8 pm¬†for a Trunk Show at their shop. The chance to meet the designer of some of your favorite jewelry outside of his/her hometown doesn’t happen everyday, so definitely take advantage of the opportunity. And puh-lease, in the name of all that is good and holy, post some Instagrams so I can live vicariously! #wishicouldgo

Bespoke, 10130 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161

Bespoke Truckee, CA

Photos courtesy of Bespoke

betsy & iya has been stocked at Bespoke since 2012 and I’ve enjoyed getting to know more about the shop and the personal lives of owners Heather & Brian via Instagram @bespoketruckee. Bespoke is a family owned business, they are dedicated to selling items that are made where they’re designed, and their son has his own hashtag; how could I not love these people?

Hope you all have a great time and I look forward to hearing all about it from Betsy & Will!



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NEW betsy & iya: Two Additions to the Bridge Collection.

betsy & iya Peeps,
Please join us in welcoming TWO new additions to our popular Bridge Collection, the Steel Bridge cuff & the Hernando de Soto Bridge cuff! Both are now available in our brick & mortar shop and online and come in brass (pictured), silver plated, or gold plated.

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These babes have been in process at b&i HQ for months and it feels darn good to be able to reveal them to you. Betsy’s way of drawing inspiration from the architecture, angles, and curves of bridges and turning it into something beautiful and wearable never ceases to amaze me.

Hope to start seeing these on wrists around town & on social media soon!



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Open Late for September First Thursday 09/04/14!

To kick off the Virgo-tastic month of September, we’ll be open late from 6-9 PM on First Thursday, Sept. 4th. Get out your phones and mark the date NOW!

We’ll have sale clothing & jewelry, as well as all the new arrivals we’ve had come in as we gear up for fall. Come shop, hang out, and enjoy a complimentary glass (ok, plastic cup) of wine. Grab a friend &/or a date and make a night of it! Insert dancing lady emoji.


Hope to see some of your fine selves there!



***Song of the Moment: Inside Out by Eve 6***