Friends of the Children visits b&i!

In a super awesome “full circle” moment, a group of kids and mentors from Friends of the Children – a nonprofit we’ve donated to last December and April of this year -visited our studio. I worked with Natalie (back row center, below) to set up the logistics of the tour, and after time to peruse our retail Read More

SUMMER SALE!

NOW- August 4th: take $10 off orders of $75 or more, in-store AND online at http://shop.betsyandiya.com! We’re in the midst of another heat wave in Portland, and we want you to enjoy the comforts of The Great Indoors – like AC – while you shop all the jewelry, home goods, body care, and more that our brick Read More

Fastest Growing Companies in Oregon 2015!

Well, here’s some cool news: betsy & iya can now claim the distinction of being one of Portland Business Journal’s “100 Fastest Growing Companies” in Oregon this year! Look, we got a trophy to prove it! Betsy, Will, and myself attended the event honoring these 100 companies and it was truly a spectacle. A room inside Read More

Retirement Party Sale is ON!

We’re doing our own spring cleaning at b&i HQ and for us, that means pruning our jewelry line to ensure that what we offer is the freshest, most cohesive representation of betsy & iya. This time, we’re saying goodbye to over 35 styles, and to give these pieces a proper send off, they’re available online for the LAST 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

April 2nd: 7th Anniversary Celebration!

“Seven years, no itch: the betsy & iya story.” Coming soon to a NW boutique near you! Bad news: we aren’t releasing a movie. Great news: we are celebrating turning SEVEN years old with a huge party on April 2nd! Bring in the giant gold balloons, we’re going to whoop it up with the endless Read More

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 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

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

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

Make your holiday Wish List at betsy & iya!

Get exactly what you want from us! Now through December 20th: Stop by our shop and make your Wish List of items from our brick & mortar. Set your loved ones up for success this holiday and get exactly what you want in the process. We’ll help you make a Wish List of your most Read More

Little Boxes 2014: Nov. 28th & 29th!

Here at betsy & iya, November = Little Boxes, the two-day shopping event and raffle founded by Betsy & Will in 2011 that happens the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving – aka Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Little Boxes is all about community; pooling the resources of our city’s vibrant independent businesses and using Read More

First Thursday Nov. 6th: OOAK Pieces!

November, 6, 2014: 6-9PM 2403 NW Thurman St. Portland, OR 97210   We’ll be open till 9pm offering out of season sale items, drinks, and a selection of one-of-a-kind betsy & iya pieces. Over the summer, Betsy led our production team in a Maker Playday, a dedicated amount of time when they reviewed sketches, experimented Read More

Content-ment.

One of our unofficial company maxims here at betsy & iya is do nothing halfway. Another is that failure is not an option. Combine these and add some serious heart, love for the work, perseverance, and the results can be incredible. And yet, despite the presence of these forces in our company culture, I’m always Read More

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 Read More

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, Read More

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. These babes have been in Read More

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 Read More

Summer Instagram Contest WINNER!

We are so excited to announce the winner of the GRAND PRIZE in our #destinationbetsyandiya summer Instagram contest! Please join us in congratulating Eva for capturing the spirit of summer adventure in this amazing photo of her wearing betsy & iya Aztec Dreamcatcher earrings at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. Eva wins a $200 betsy & Read More

LAST WEEK to enter Instagram Contest!

So, let me get this straight: it’s been SEVEN weeks since we kicked off our #destinationbetsyandiya summer Instagram contest?! Surely you jest! *looks around to see no one jesting, silently accepts the rapid passage of time* ALL entries are eligible to win big; it’s now or never to enter to win our GRAND PRIZE the Ultimate Read More