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

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

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

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

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

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***

Iya is Real.

Thanksgiving 2014 brought several special guests to b&i HQ. Betsy’s mom Charlotte and niece Charlotte (yep, adorable), and Will & Amory’s parents Gail & Sid all flew in the week leading up to Turkey Day to spend time as one big, happy family. We’ve known about this visit for several months and have all been Read More

Little Boxes 2014 Wrap Up.

My second Little Boxes has now passed and I’m left with the same feeling I recall post-event last year: “is it really over???” The month of November is an absolute whirlwind around here with managing and promoting Little Boxes, beginning holiday prep, and also keeping up day-to-day operations. It goes so quickly and is so Read More

Impress the Hostess with the Mostess.

The holidays are creepin’ up which means it’s time for dinner parties and potlucks. I’ll be honest, a few of my own Pinterest-inspired dishes have become failed experiments. I resort to bringing a bottle of wine (by the way, I know nothing about wine) and I end up feeling self-conscious about my contribution to the party. Read More

New in Shop: Boomin’ with Body Care at b&i

It always seems like Christmas on the days we get shipments of new items. Lucky for me, we receive new products frequently each week and it feels like I am celebrating the holidays most of the year! Currently our shop is fully restocked with some of our most beloved products by Portland General Store, Chymia, Read More

New in Shop: Olio-E-Osso Balm.

Made in small batches, this multi-purpose balm is made right here in Portland. Each balm is formulated with nourishing properties of olive and shea oils, natural beeswax, and grapefruit essential oil. It comes in clear (no. 1) which can be used for dry or chapped areas like elbows, knees, ankles, and cuticles. It can be Read More

betsy & iya Personal Stylist: The Good Scarf.

The colder days are upon us and it’s time to layer up; here’s one accessory you won’t want to be without. Whether you are a minimalist or an accessory junkie, the versatility of the Good Scarf by good hYOUman makes it a wardrobe essential. Scarves are an ongoing trend and and always seem to make Read More

betsy & iya Personal Stylist: Fall Essentials

 Beet Root Lip Stain by Aster & Bay $12 Luminous Body Oil in Vetiver Cardamon by Herbivore Botanicals $32 Steel Bridge Cuff by betsy & iya $77 Arden Thermal in Lipstick by Curator $69 Bourbon and Brown Sugar Candle by Sydney Hale Co. $28 Infinity Scarf in Oyster by Curator $40 Palate Polish in Black Current Read More

betsy & iya Personal Stylist: Your Grown-up Backpack

Once a grade school must-have, the backpack has graduated into an adult carryall and we couldn’t be more proud! No matter your job or lifestyle, owning a backpack should be top on your fall shopping list because it’s an item that’s purely functional yet still super stylish. One of three styles of backpacks we currently have in the Read More

betsy & iya Personal Stylist: One T-Shirt Four Ways.

I love a good t-shirt! And fortunately, it looks like they will continue to be on trend for like……always. We recently started carrying t-shirts by good hYOUman . They’re pretty much the softest t-shirts I have ever felt, they’re produced in LA, and extremely comfortable made from 100% light weight cotton. I styled a t-shirt on four awesome b&i ladies Read More

New in Shop: Curator, Jenneng, & Sydney Hale Co.

With so many new products arriving in the shop every day, we are super eager to spread the word! This is just the beginning of what we have coming for fall. Get excited, people. If you have any questions about these items, feel free to call us at the shop 503-227-5482, option 5. Or better yet Read More

betsy & iya Stylists: Summer to Fall Transition.

Like it or not, it’ll soon be time to break out the cardigans, tights, hats, and scarves as fall rapidly approaches. The good news is that no matter what it’s doing outside, you don’t have to worry about changing up your betsy & iya jewelry. The pieces seen above are the perfect accents for when Read More

New in Shop: Voz, Herbivore Botanicals, & Muse.

Well hello there… Voz bangles, glad to see you’re back! Herbivore Botanicals, thanks for introducing us to even more amazing skin care products. And welcome Muse belts, looks like we’ll get along just fine. We love stacking these Voz Collective wooden bangles with betsy & iya brass cuffs to add texture. They’re each made from Read More

Happy Birthday, WILL!

It’s not everyday we get to pull a fast one on bossman Will. He’s involved in so much of the day-to-day operations here at b&i HQ, it’s difficult to get so much as a sneeze past him. Through the magic of electronic mail, we coordinated a time to celebrate his birthday (August 9th) by forcing Read More