Meet Your Maker - Spencer

Posted on June 27, 2017

We're continuing our series to help you get to know the hands (and the people they belong to) behind our handcrafted jewelry. Please meet Spencer, a betsy & iya veteran of a little over a year. Name:  Spencer Title:  Maker Hometown:  Bay Area Zodiac Sign:  Cancer Can you describe your path to becoming a Maker?:  When I was learning Stop motion animation at... Read More

Inspiration Behind the Fine Collection

Posted on June 19, 2017

With the release of the Wedding and Engagement Rings Collection, I asked designer Betsy Cross some questions about her design process with the hopes of learning more about what goes on in her amazing, complicated, and talented mind while working on a new collection. And maybe get some of that talent by osmosis?? Read on to learn more about her path to... Read More

Meditations on Love - Fine Collection Inspiration

Posted on June 19, 2017

As I began to sketch the designs for this collection of wedding and engagement rings, I found myself wondering: what is love to me? It was hugely important to me that these designs would be born out of and ultimately reflect a genuine sense of love, commitment, and connection. I decided to spend some time thinking about my own understanding of these... Read More

About betsy & iya Wedding & Engagement Rings

Posted on June 19, 2017

Designed by founder Betsy Cross, our collection of wedding and engagement rings is comprised of six 14k gold rings, featuring white and black diamonds and hand-carved designs. It is a study in contrasts, balancing bold and delicate forms, soft and sharp lines, and masculine and feminine elements. Read more about the inspiration behind the collection here and here.   MADE... Read More

Earn 2X Perkville Points Tuesdays & Wednesdays in June

Posted on June 05, 2017

Now through June 30th, EARN DOUBLE PERKVILLE POINTS (woohoo!) on purchases made Tuesdays & Wednesdays in-store and online! Use your email address when you shop to automatically earn points.   What is Perkville? Perkville is the betsy & iya Rewards program where you earn 1 point for every dollar spent, sometimes 2 points ;), then turn your points into coupons! Coupon levels:Get $5... Read More

Restock Alert - Upper Metal Class

Posted on June 01, 2017

We just received a huge restock of UPPER METAL CLASS jewelry in-store and online! Upper Metal Class is a jewelry line that embodies minimalist style- it is simple and chic with just a touch of playfulness. Plus, each piece is crafted by hand in Designer T's Portland, Oregon studio. Scroll down to preview and click to shop the whole collection. Or check them... Read More

New in Shop - UZINYC

Posted on May 16, 2017

New arrivals from cult-favorite UZINYC are now available in our retail shop! We're open daily 10 am to 6 pm. For questions or to place an order over the phone call: 503-227-5482. UZINYC Tee Dress in 'Black with Broken Lines' $129Shown with:betsy & iya Kanssa Necklace $74betsy & iya Nama Hoop Earrings in Bronze $42  UZINYC Button Kimono Top $138Shown with:betsy & iya Ora Necklace $87betsy &... Read More

New in Shop - Creative Women Textiles

Posted on May 10, 2017

New arrivals from artisan-made Creative Women are now available in our retail shop & online!  These 100% cotton Turkish-style bath towels will become the most versatile item you own. Use as a bath sheet, sarong, lightweight throw, table cover, wall hanging, or stylish scarf. Each towel is hand spun & woven by a small group of talented Ethiopian artisans and dyed with AZO-free color. Scroll... Read More

Retirement Party Sale May 18, 2017

Posted on May 05, 2017

We're saying GOODBYE to over 30 styles of b&i jewelry! It's something we like to call "the jewelry circle of life"- when we edit the line to keep things fresh & cohesive. Plus, it helps make room for new styles (hint, hint, wink, wink). What: Retirement Party Sale When: May 18, 2017 | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Where: betsy... Read More

New in Shop - Spring to Summer Essentials

Posted on May 05, 2017

We just received a huge shipment of essential bags and scarves that will look great all the way from spring through summer (and beyond). Check out the handcrafted scarves by Ichcha and Argaman & Defiance, plus new-to-us leather bags by Chloe Derderian Gilbert. <-- We're so excited to rep. this Portland bag designer. Each piece she makes is made by hand,... Read More

New In Shop - Demimonde

Posted on May 01, 2017

New arrivals from Portland, Oregon jewelry line Demimonde are now available in our retail shop! Most earrings we stock from Demimonde are made in small batch, one-of-a-kind styles, and only a lucky few make it into our webshop! Click here to check out our online collection and scroll down to see even more available at our brick & mortar. Demimonde designer, Rachael, creates intricate, one-of-a-kind... Read More

New in Shop - Mother's Day Cards

Posted on April 25, 2017

Mother's Day is coming up on May 14th and we've just received lots of sweet and funny Mother's Day Cards! Stop by our Slabtown retail shop (open daily 10am-6pm) or shop online and don't forget that although your Ma, G-ma, sis, mother of your child, or other motherly figures would probably love another hand-drawn card, they wouldn't mind receiving flowers, chocolate,... Read More

Meet Your Maker - Madeleine

Posted on April 21, 2017

 Name:  Madeleine Title:  Maker Hometown:  Chicago, IL / Dallas, TX Zodiac Sign: Virgo-Libra cusp, baby! I learned to make jewelry here: High school jewelry class but more formally at Oregon College of Art and Craft. Before I was a Maker at b&i I was: A Maker elsewhere and a very recent graduate of Oregon College of Art and Craft in Metals and Fibers.... Read More

New in Shop - Eve Gravel

Posted on April 21, 2017

New arrivals from Montreal clothing designer Eve Gravel are now available in our retail shop! We're open daily 10am to 6pm. For questions or to place an order over the phone call: 503-227-5482. About Eve Gravel:Designed in Montreal and produced in Canada, Eve Gravel's ultra-feminine clothing collections are stylish and original. We love the color-block prints, unexpected geometric cut-outs, and flattering lines.  Eve Gravel - Piet Dress $170Shown with betsy &... Read More

New in Shop - Amy Olson

Posted on April 17, 2017

New arrivals from Portland, Oregon jewelry designer Amy Olson are now available in our retail shop! Plus, shop select styles in our webshop HERE. Love Amy Olson jewelry? Get to know the woman behind the Pacific NW based jewelry line by reading our blog post here. Amy Olson Jewelry - Gwen Earrings in Garnet $60  Amy Olson Jewelry - Gwen Earrings in Turquoise $60 Amy Olson... Read More

New in Shop - Curator

Posted on April 14, 2017

New apparel arrivals from Curator now available at our brick & mortar!  Curator Theo Dress in Black/White $78betsy & iya Catenary Ring Necklace $89betsy & iya Sellwood Bridge Cuff Bracelet in Brass $69 Curator Theo Dress in Red/White $78 Curator Etta Dress in Sky $154 Curator Sakura Caftan $128 Curator Eliot Shirt $118 Read More

New in Shop - Make it Good

Posted on April 13, 2017

New arrivals from Make it Good now available at our brick & mortar!  Kanawha Earrings $59Cathedral Park Necklace $79Durango Pod Ring in Black $58 Make it Good Canvas Sweatshirt in Smoke $78   Make it Good Theories Gathered Tank Dress Black $158Muse 1.5" Belt in Camel $62Caravan Pacific Hair Tie in Medium Brass $28Nisi Cuff Bracelet $72   Make it Good... Read More

Tucson Travel - Bazaar 2017

Posted on February 13, 2017

Our 2nd annual betsy & iya Bazaar is just around the corner on February 25, 2017. If you're curious how the heck all these beautiful handmade goods end up at b & i, look no further. Our dynamic duo, Suzy (Retail Manager & Buyer) & Sara (Customer Service & Wholesale Account Manager), headed out to the Tucson Gem Show earlier this... Read More

Meet Your Maker - Taylor

Posted on January 25, 2017

We're continuing today with our series, Meet Your Maker, where we get to know a little better the strange and mysterious mind of a member of our production crew. (Okay, okay, not strange at all.) This month, we're featuring a betsy & iya Maker of over 2 years, Taylor!  Read on for answers to life's most important questions and maybe learn... Read More

Everything But Sale - Jan. 20-22, 2017

Posted on January 17, 2017

Visit us this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in-store and online for our Everything But Sale!! Everything But betsy & iya designs will be 30% OFF. It's a rare time when we put beloved favorites on sale like Sydney Hale candles, Demimonde jewelry, or Goertzen bags so don't miss out! The details: What: Everything But Sale* (30% OFF EVERYTHING BUT betsy & iya designs) When: Friday-Sunday,... Read More