Hot Tips from the Style House of Scarlet Chamberlin

Posted on June 30, 2021

Hot Tips from the Style House of Scarlet Chamberlin With her personal touch, local wardrobe stylist Scarlet Chamberlin aims to make clients feel seen and cared for – they might simply want change yet may have no clue what that change is. Scarlet is the detective that finds the clues, and she's here with 13 styling tips that she stands by. Her motto is always buy clothes that feel... Read More

Stoke Your Inner Flame with Ruby!

Posted on January 13, 2020

At betsy & iya, when we’re in need of a burst of energy and inspiration, we let our craft and materials inspire us to keep on keepin’ on (even when our beds look sooooo cozy). We’ve been cutting through those winter grays by incorporating some *color* into our jewelry making routine. In need of a boost yourself? Keep reading to learn more about one of the gemstones that’s bringing back our joie de vivre: ruby!

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*Helpful Hints* for Engagement Ring Shopping

Posted on November 21, 2019

You’ve found the love of your life--the person who you can stay up talking to all night, who knows your favorite songs, who makes you feel lucky to be alive. Now, it’s time to treat them to a ring that they can cherish forever! Don’t know how to start shopping for the perfect engagement ring? No worries--we’ve got you!  Read More

Bazaar Goodies Still Available!

Posted on March 04, 2019

Bazaar Goodies Still Available! Thought you missed out on the incredible goods from our recent Bazaar? Well, think again: we've got plenty of beautiful, one-of-a-kind treasures still available for you in our shop! Scroll on to see a peek of what we've got, and come visit us any day from 10-6. See you soon! Read More

2019 Bazaar - Textiles & Rugs

Posted on February 25, 2019

2019 Bazaar - Textiles & Rugs March 2, 2019 // 10am - 6pm // 1777 NW 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210 RSVP TO THE BAZAAR! Ebrima Singateh (above, his assistant below) Ebrima has been importing goods from Africa for over 20 years, traveling back to Africa every year to gather new and exciting pieces to sell in the states. This year, we got Mudcloth from Mali... Read More

2019 Bazaar - Jewelry

Posted on February 25, 2019

2019 Bazaar - Jewelry March 2, 2019 // 10am - 6pm // 1777 NW 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210 RSVP TO THE BAZAAR! Red Shell John and Luke, a father-son duo, run Red Shell. They have a pawn shop in Gallup, NM where they specialize in American Indian art and spiny oyster shells. Gallup's main industry is wholesale jewelry production, and every year the... Read More

2019 Bazaar - Woven Goods

Posted on February 25, 2019

2019 Bazaar - Woven Goods March 2, 2019 // 10am - 6pm // 1777 NW 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210 RSVP TO THE BAZAAR! Dioum Baskets Meet Astou Dioum. A veteran of the basket business for over 27 years, she was the first female vendor we’d ever seen at this market. Her dream is to empower women, and with every basket she sells she does just that. When Astou initially began her... Read More

How to Clean Fine Jewelry

Posted on January 24, 2019

You have a piece of fine jewelry (or are thinking about getting one!) and want to keep it looking its absolute best. Cleaning fine jewelry may seem hard or costly, but trust us when we say it's not! Precious metals like gold don't tarnish very easily, so as long as you're being careful, they should have a long, clean life and you... Read More

In-Store Only!

Posted on January 11, 2019

Come Visit the Store! All these products and many more are only available in our shop - stop by and see them in person! Read More

New Year Self Care

Posted on January 02, 2019

We made it through the holidays, y'all. We've safely landed in 2019, and it's time to give ourselves a little reward. Treat yourself to a little self-care by taking care of your body, your space, and your mind with our picks below!  Lua Skincare products are a treat for your body and your eyes. We'd add them to our collection for those gorgeous... Read More

Bestsellers of 2018

Posted on December 26, 2018

As the year comes to a close, we thought it would be fun to look back over the jewelry we sold and see what the bestsellers were! Rings and earrings were quite popular, and it looks like y'all preferred brass to silver overall this year! But what we love most about this is how many people came through our doors... Read More

Gifts Under $35

Posted on December 18, 2018

  Who doesn't love a gift that's easy on the wallet? We've got a ton of gifts under $35 - skip to the bottom to shop them all, or take a look at the items we chose to highlight below!     Read More

Gifts that Do Good

Posted on December 17, 2018

Currently, the profits from this cuff are going to the Black Youth Project 100. We believe they are doing great work, doing it with love, beauty, inclusivity, and power. We believe in this approach; we value this energy; we want do what we can to amplify this group’s important message.Please read our full statement about this important piece. Bloom & Give... Read More

Gifts Your Host Will LOVE this Thanksgiving

Posted on November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving is coming up quickly, and we've put together some gifts that will make you the host's favorite guest. Show your appreciation for all the hard work they've put in by heaping them with appreciation with the same gusto you plan to bring to your pie-eating responsibilities.  1. The Hands-On Home & Calming Bath Salts You know how hard it is to host Thanksgiving—show your host you... Read More

Jewelry Organizers

Posted on November 09, 2018

We strongly believe that we've found the key to keeping our jewelry organized. It's a beautiful solution...literally. No more dusty boxes, ice cube trays, or other questionable DIY solutions. Using gorgeous pieces of décor to both hold and display our jewelry inspires us to both wear it and put it away—no small feat on some days. From our own hand-carved ring dishes... Read More

Layer Up With Our Cozy, Stylish Pieces for Fall

Posted on October 31, 2018

It's officially fall! That means crunchy leaves, crisp air, and new clothes. We're so excited to bring you beautifully made pieces from lines like Paloma Wool, Eve Gravel, and Loup. Scroll through the lookbook to shop, or see the whole collection here. Read More

Take Your Jewelry to the Next Level by Mixing Metals

Posted on October 11, 2018

At betsy & iya, we often get people in the shop saying, "Oh, I don't wear brass," or "I mostly wear gold, so I couldn't pull off this silver cuff." It's okay to have a preference—silver's feelings aren't going to be hurt if you like brass better. But at some point, a nasty rumor started that everyone should choose a signature metal for... Read More