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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.

Easily transition from summer to fall      

The pieces seen above are the perfect accents for when you’re summertime lounging in a tshirt & shorts or when you’re layering with a cardigan before heading to work on a chilly morning.

Worn by the lovely Meridith:

Lappland Stud earrings (Scandinavia colorway)

Definition ring

Badlands ring

Simple Sterling Silver Rings

Helio necklace

Arch’s Shadow cuff bracelet

Leather bangles (mint/sea foam/natural and black)

If you have any questions about these items, feel free to call us at the shop 503-227-5482.

xo Ashley

***Song of the Moment: Willie by Cat Power***

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.

voz collective bangles

Voz wooden bangles

We love stacking these Voz Collective wooden bangles with betsy & iya brass cuffs to add texture. They’re each made from scrap pieces of salvaged wood & hand painted by two super sweet sisters in Orange County, CA.

Wide bangles: $24- $34
Skinny bangles $11

Herbivore Botanicals toners and face serum

Herbivore facial toners and face serum: my newest Herbivore obsessions

Herbivore Botanicals’ products are made in Seattle and are 100% natural, 100% vegan. Both of these new products are for the face. The Hydrate and Balance Toners (left) each remove impurities after cleansing, close pores, and prepare the face for better moisture absorption. The Facial Toning Elixir (right) is an amazing oil for most skin types, including dry, mature, sensitive, or any skin in need of extra hydration and nourishment.

Toning Elixer $22
Nourishing Facial Serum $ 36

Muse leather belts

Rich leather belts by Muse

Belts, $56

Muse belts are handcrafted in Peru and are nickel free. Simple in design and stylishly attractive, these belts are perfect to define your waist in a flowy dress or wear over a tunic top.

If you have any questions about these items, feel free to call us at the shop 503-227-5482, option 5.

xo Ashley

***Song of the Moment: New Morning by Bob Dylan***

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 him to stop working at 6:00 PM and play Xbox, drink beer, and eat snacks with us*. Oh, and obviously wear a party crown! *Editor’s Note: it took very little force to make this happen

betsy & iya staff celebrates Will's birthday

xbox to celebrate Will's birthday

Amory & Matt, mid Xbox battle.

betsy & iya celebrates Will's birthday

You CAN sit with us!

A great time was had by all. Join us in sending 34 wishes (one to grow on) into the universe for Will’s best year yet!!!



***Song of the Moment: Walkin on a Pretty Day by Kurt Vile***

New in Shop: Demimonde Studio Jewelry.

Welcome to our shop, Demimonde Studio! Rachael creates each of her intricate, one-of-a-kind designs in her NE Portland studio and retail space. We’re all fans of Rachael’s work because it’s so darn unique. Once you’re familiar with her aesthetic, you’ll be able to spot one of her pieces a mile away.

Demimonde jewelry

Rachael putting the finishing touches on our order at her studio/shop!

Three things we love about Demimonde

1. Movement: even when still, these pieces have motion to them, especially the ones with the metal “fringe” pieces

2. Versatile: in an “I can wear this to a wedding and the office” kinda way

3. Color: from rich turquoise to sexy lapis, the colors Rachael chooses are always alluring

Demimonde jewelry

I know exactly what you’re thinking and yes, I want them all, too.

Stop by soon to see what pieces have taken up temporary residence in our shop!



***Song of the Moment: Slow Ride by Foghat***