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New in Shop: Bounty from Tucson!

betsy & iya brick and mortar portland, or

It’s that glorious time of year again when Betsy & Will have returned from the Tucson Gem Show bearing many one-of-a-kind items for our shop. This bodes well for you, dear shopper, as you get the best of the bounty from Tucson right here in Portland! Here’s what you can expect:

Top row, L to R: 

- Vintage turquoise & sterling silver rings from Navajo, Hopi, & Zuni tribes. Please call or stop by for pricing info!
- A comfortable, colorful snooze is only $39 away! That’s a satisfied napper if I’ve ever seen one.
- We had these beaded cuffs for a few weeks last year before they sold out. Take it from me who has one, they are the perfect addition to your  spring/summer outfits! $24-$54

Bottom row, L to R:

- Indigo wraps, used here as a scarf on Barrie, $130
- Woven baskets from Afghanistan & Senegal, $16-64
- Oh yeah, that’s right, more turquoise. Enough said (seen?). Please call or stop by for pricing info!

As per usual, come visit us or call the shop for more information/to purchase: 503-227-5482, option 5.

Now that it’s my second year witnessing this influx of unique goods, I can say with good authority that they won’t last long. Come get ‘em while they’re here!



***Song of the Moment: Eyes at Night by Damaged Bug (thanks to Suzy for the S.O.T.M.!)***

We <3 Valentine’s Day.

February 14th is just around the corner! Instead of pouting if you’re single or stressing if you’re taken, how about just embracing Valentine’s Day as a day to show someone – anyone in your life – a little extra love and appreciation? That’s exactly the approach we are going to take this year, and what better way to do that than with gifts he/she will L.O.V.E?!

For said gifts, you want to give something nice, but don’t overdo it. A few items, plus a handwritten sentiment, are all you need to win at Vday.

Here’s some ideas, straight from our shop!

Valentine's gift ideas for her

For her, any her:
Amy Olson earrings, $42
Demimonde necklace, $128
betsy & iya Juntos bangles, $69
Banquet greeting card, $4.95

valentine's gift ideas for him

For him, any him:
Greenwich Letterpress greeting card, $4.95
Maple XO bottle opener, $20
Portland General Store Whiskey Natural Aftershave Splash, $19
betsy & iya leather bracelets, $22, each

valentine's day gift ideas

For YOU, you:
Banquet greeting card (because you are your favorite favorite, right?), $4.95
Herbivore Pink Clay mask, $22
ANK Ceramics dish, $18
betsy & iya Oscura earrings, $79

To purchase items or for more information, please give us a call at 503-227-5482, option 5.

May Cupid’s arrow(s) find you,


***Song of the Moment: Love Buzz by Nirvana***

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 combine our two strengths & throw a party. Obviously, we wanted to do a little something to commemorate the 15 amazing pieces of new jewelry, but we also wanted to have some fun together after working super hard to finish everything in time for the launch.

new betsy & iya jewelry release party

Our  small shindig included our top customers, VIPs, & press, who were invited to come see the new collection in person and toast to the joy of more betsy & iya jewelry out in this world.

We’ll be hosting another public release party for First Thursday on February 5th. Stay tuned for more deets! (Yes, we will have the photo area & props set out for that party, too. Don’t you fret).

Thanks for all the You + Me, pt. 1 love thus far! It feels so wonderful to hear all the positive reactions.



***Song of the Moment: My Sweet Love by John Mellencamp***

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 & have brought much needed good news this morning: their walk-up window is now open for business! This makes ordering our morning cup o’ joe (ok, afternoon, and early evening, too…) even easier. Glory be!!!!

Dragonfly coffee portland, or

When you simply can’t even be bothered to lift a door handle, Dragonfly’s got you. Super rad addition to the neighborhood! Thanks for being awesome, you guys.

Now, it’s about time for my refill….

Happy 2015,


***Song of the Moment: Bottoms Up by Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj***