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Power of the Purse Event.

Early March means longer days, flower buds, and for us, the Power of the Purse event! It’s our fifth year participating in this fundraiser that supports girls inc. of the Pacific Northwest. The event itself is on Friday, March 6th, and turns ten years old this year. The Power of the Purse gives attendees the opportunity to shop for a great cause and bid on one-of-a-kind purses designed by some of Portland’s most notable leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists which are then produced by local purse makers.

Power of the Purse event portland, or

betsy & iya will be there selling our jewelry, including pieces from You + Me, pt. 1! Get dressed up, grab a pal or two, and purchase tickets to the Power of the Purse event online here.

Shop on, good people of Portland!


***Song of the Moment: Message in a Bottle by The Police***

You + Me, pt. 1 Release Party Fun.

Can’t think of a better way to spend a Thursday night than by celebrating the release of our latest collection with our Portland peeps. Thanks to everyone who donned their waterproof gear and came out to party with us!

betsy & iya release party

As you can see, the return of our  DIY photo booth was a hit among the crowd. I even snuck in front of the camera for one snap with my pals!

If you still haven’t seen the line in person, what is wrong with you?!?!? Juuuuust kidding. But for real, swing by the shop, or one of our stockists around the country to get your You + Me, pt. 1 “in real life” fix!

Until the next party,


***Song of the Moment: Right, Alright by Shy Girls***

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 send to your sweetie(s), guaranteeing gift satisfaction

- Make many ‘grammable moments in our DIY photo booth (see below)

- Sip bubbly & hang out in our production studio

VIP party photobooth

ALL are welcome! See you Feb. 5th!



***Song of the Moment: Long Train Runnin’ by The Doobie Brothers***

NEW Collection: You + Me, pt. 1

World, meet You + Me. pt. 1*, the newest collection of jewelry from betsy & iya.

betsy & iya jewelry

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 extremely accessible, and many can be worn multiple ways. Wear the two parts of the Mía ring interlocked together, or on different fingers. Feeling generous? Wear one and give one to a friend. Even if it’s just for a few hours because let’s be real, you’re going to want it back.

betsy & iya you + me

This collection is important to us for so many reasons; it’s the first new collection since Voyage was released in September 2013. It’s the first that’s been fully designed & made in our expanded space. It’s the first to include handspun fiber. It’s also a fascinating story how this collection came to be- it wasn’t initially what Betsy set out to create, but one night and one shape changed all that. *Watch the The Birth of a Collection for the full story*

A jewelry lover’s dream because of the range in sizes, metals, and shapes, You + Me, pt. 1 includes several pieces that I know will soon be among my most beloved. I’ve been mentally plotting my first purchase from this collection for weeks!

betsy & iya you + me

Can’t wait to start seeing these pieces out in the world!

*Yeah that’s right, there will be pt. 2 – even more new betsy & iya jewelry – coming later this year! 2015, you’re looking up.



***Song of the Moment: Lost in The Dream by War on Drugs***