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

Mom, We Owe You Big-Time.

Posted on May 07, 2018

Ah, Mother's Day. It's a breakfast-in-bed type of Sunday, a day for flowers and presents and cards as you try to show her how much you truly appreciate everything she went through to raise you. Let's be real, she went through a lot. As humans with moms of our own, we thought long and hard about what would make up for years of teenage... Read More

betsy & iya Community Involvement

Posted on April 25, 2018

Something that gives us a lot of pride here at betsy & iya is our involvement in our community. We feel so lucky to do what we love every day, and to be surrounded by a team that is hardworking, kind, and talented. We find a lot of joy in channeling our passion and energy through other ventures. Whether that... Read More

Maker Monday - Subete Necklace!

Posted on April 20, 2018

In today's Maker Monday, you see the hands of not one, not two, not three, but FOUR different makers putting the Subete Necklace together. Get ready for some mixed metal magic! ✨   Shop Subete Necklace Click here to view our Maker Monday videos on Youtube Read More

New in Shop - BOET Jewelry

Posted on April 10, 2018

Say hello to our newest arrivals from BOET jewelry! This Portland, OR line includes sculptural, completely one-of-a-kind pieces that will be the talk of any room you're in. By combining fiber and metal, Emily Bixler makes pieces that are bold, delicate, and full of movement all at the same time. All pieces are available at our brick and mortar and most are... Read More

Stone Healing Properties

Posted on April 01, 2018

For centuries, turquoise and jasper have been valued both for their beauty and for their healing powers. The color name "turquoise" was in fact named after the stone and not the other way around - that's just how important this gemstone was. Jasper can be found all over the world. We are so excited to have Kingman turquoise and polished black jasper sourced from the western United States. Our stones are ethically mined (read more about that here!) and cut specially for this collection. Read More

Retirement Party! April 19, 2018

Posted on March 29, 2018

Our annual Retirement Party & Sale is back! We have 14+ styles of b&i jewelry going on permanent vacation - they're packing their bags so we'll have room for new styles (hint, hint, wink, wink). Shop retired styles at 20% off for an entire week and join us for our kick-off party 4/19. Get ready to stock up because once these babies are gone, they're gone... Read More

Meet Your Maker - Diana

Posted on March 28, 2018

We've been lucky enough to have this maker on our production team for two years now. She's an incredibly hard worker and holds the title of Production Buyer in addition to Maker. She's our resident plant lady (seriously, the reason our breakroom is basically a greenhouse is because of her) and isn't afraid to tell it like it is. Whether you're... Read More

Custom Jewelry Discovery Night 4/11

Posted on March 27, 2018

Learn everything you need to know about custom jewelry design at our Discovery Night! Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm 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 space AND there's a chance... Read More

Maker Monday - Caderas Studs!

Posted on March 26, 2018

Today's Maker Monday shows you the steps behind the Caderas Studs - fun fact: we got a new tool just to make the beautiful curved shape you end up with. That curve is actually what gives the studs their name - Caderas means "hips" in Spanish!  Shop Caderas Studs Click here to view our Maker Monday videos on Youtube Read More