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

Our Shop Has Officially MOVED!

Posted on October 05, 2018

Well...we did it!!!!!!! As of today, we've officially moved across the street to 1777 NW 24th Avenue. From one street corner to to the other, with a lot of hard work and heavy boxes carried. The memories we've made over at 2403 NW Thurman St have been incredible.  Inspiring, uplifting, frustrating, tearful, hilarious, and magical. We are so grateful for... Read More

New in Shop - Sandbox Ceramics!

Posted on September 25, 2018

It's no secret that we can't get enough of beautiful ceramics at betsy & iya—the combination of beauty and function gets us every time. Given that, we're thrilled to welcome Sandbox Ceramics to our shop for the first time! Sandbox's hand-thrown pieces are gorgeous and playful, featuring lovely lines and geometries while maintaining a clean, functional vibe. They'll look stunning on your shelves, but still... Read More

betsy & iya volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank!

Posted on September 23, 2018

The other week, a bunch of b&i team members headed off to the Oregon Food Bank. We spent two hours at their facility in N. Portland bagging food alongside a class of about 40 flight attendants-in-training. We bagged zucchini, pears, and peaches (a rarity at the food bank because of how easily they bruise!) at the speed of light. (Seriously... Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Stacking Jewelry

Posted on September 19, 2018

Is there a wrong way to stack jewelry? We say no. (Unless, of course, you can't bend your finger anymore. That's no good.) It can be difficult to start stacking - "I just don't wear a lot of jewelry," you might say, or perhaps you think your fingers look "weird" and don't think stacking is for you. Maybe you just don't... Read More

New In Shop - Kari Phillips Jewelry

Posted on August 22, 2018

Please give a warm welcome to Kari Phillips Jewelry! This handcrafted, made-in-Portland line is seriously stunning, mixing shapes, texture, and material in unexpected ways. Preview the line here, and shop both online and in-store!   Skip to bottom to shop   Aves Earrings ($92): It's a classic stud combined with the flirty movement of a dangly earring. PLUS that pop of... Read More

CUSTOM JEWELRY DISCOVERY NIGHT AUGUST 15TH

Posted on August 02, 2018

Learn everything you need to know about custom jewelry design at our Discovery Night! Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm (come by at 6 for private shopping!) betsy & iya: 2403 NW Thurman Street Portland, OR 97210 Cost to attend: FREE, limited space: RSVP required RESERVE YOUR SPOT **PLEASE NOTE**We're limiting attendance to make sure everyone is comfortable in our cozy... Read More

As-Is Sale 2018!

Posted on July 06, 2018

Join us on Friday, July 27th for our As-Is Sale!! Check out the details: What: As-Is Sale - *slightly imperfect (but still perfectly wearable)* betsy & iya jewelry at 30-75% off!! When: Friday, July 27th, from 10am-1pm Where: betsy & iya breakroom (behind our boutique/offices) note: ALL AS-IS SALES ARE FINAL. So no exchanges or returns. That's just how the As-Is Sale gods designed it... Read More

Custom Jewelry Discovery Night June 27th

Posted on June 19, 2018

Learn everything you need to know about custom jewelry design at our Discovery Night! Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm (come by at 6 for private shopping!) betsy & iya: 2403 NW Thurman Street Portland, OR 97210 Cost to attend: FREE, limited space: RSVP required RESERVE YOUR SPOT **PLEASE NOTE**We're limiting attendance to make sure everyone is comfortable in our cozy... Read More

New In Shop - Sulu Design

Posted on June 18, 2018

The sun's out, flowers are blooming, and new jewelry from sulu-design has arrived in the shop. Sounds like the recipe for a perfect summer! These colorful pieces are both statement-making and incredibly easy to style, and will be the perfect complement to all your summer activities (rosé, anyone?). Preview the pieces here and shop in-store daily 10am-6pm. sulu-design - left necklace: brass chain,... Read More

New in Shop- North of West Spring/Summer

Posted on June 08, 2018

Summer is definitely here, and with it comes cool, airy clothes from North of West. Based in Portland, Oregon, this line provides you with stylish clothes perfect for a breezy stroll by the waterfront. Preview the line and shop in-store daily 10am-6pm. North of West- Pleated High Rise Pants in Deep Forest $120 North of West- Cocoon Dress in Deep Forest $148 North of West- Deep... Read More

Why We're Committed to Using Fair Trade Stones

Posted on May 23, 2018

When a stone is fair trade, it means the every step of its production process is closely tracked to ensure ethical accountability. We have always been committed to doing things the right way, to doing work that respects our earth and the people that inhabit it. With the Inti collection and the new relationships we've formed, we've gotten an even deeper... Read More

Inti Collection Inspiration

Posted on May 23, 2018

The condor inspiration comes from a story of us standing on the edge of this temple in Machu Picchu. The Incans built this ledge for the condors to fly into and take the spirits of the dead back up to heaven. And so that place, standing on that ledge, was very powerful for me and I think that has been at the core of my inspiration for the past several years. Read More

Start to Finish: the Inti Collection

Posted on May 23, 2018

A brand new collection goes through many phases before ending up as the final product we release into the world. From a tiny seed of inspiration to a sketch to a prototype, turning a design dream into reality takes months of hard work and trial and error. The Inti Collection has been popping up in Betsy's sketches for years now, ever since her 2014... Read More

Behind-the-Scenes of the Inti Collection Lookbook

Posted on May 11, 2018

On a warm, sunny morning in May, Betsy and the Lookbook team trekked out to Horsethief Butte to photograph the lookbook for our upcoming Inti Collection. Armed with cameras, hats, and some awesome new jewelry, they were ready to take on the day. Early morning excitement - let's do this!   Nikita looking easy breezy (yes, and beautiful). :D   It takes a... Read More

New In Shop - Rachel T. Robertson Jewelry

Posted on May 11, 2018

Please welcome Rachel T. Robertson to our shop! This handwoven fiber jewelry line brings a serious dose of texture, color, and style. View the line below, and shop in-store daily 10am-6pm.  Rachel T. Robertson - Leslie Necklace in Peach/Black $160 Rachel T. Robertson - Linda Necklace in Eggshell $80 Rachel T. Robertson - Leslie Necklace in Deep Blue $160 Rachel T. Robertson - Linda Necklace in Deep Blue $80 Rachel T.... Read More

New In Shop- Corinne

Posted on May 09, 2018

We just brought in a new line to the shop! Meet Corinne. Ethically sourced and produced in Los Angeles, this line is full of sleek, modern lines in the most freakin' comfortable fabric you've ever worn. Preview the line and shop in-store daily 10am-6pm. Corinne- Devin Jumpsuit in Black $130 Major bonus, the fabric is thick knit that holds its shape and smooths the... Read More