Meet Your Maker: Betsy.

Posted on June 19, 2014

Meet Your Maker: Betsy. The Meet Your Maker series started with a simple goal: to inform our customers, fans, blog readers, and social media followers about the people who make our jewelry. This element of human connection adds value to our pieces that cannot be quantified in terms of dollars. For me, even as a lifelong supporter of indie makers, this didn't really hit... Read More

Meet Your Maker: Amory.

Posted on April 22, 2014

Meet Your Maker: Amory. Our Production Manager Amory didn't set out to make jewelry when she arrived in Portland in 2011. Thinking our beloved Stumptown would be a brief stop before leaving the city to work a wine harvest, Portland charmed Amory and she's been here ever since. I know I speak for the whole betsy & iya family when I say that I'm... Read More

Meet Your Maker: Alyssa.

Posted on March 20, 2014

Meet Your Maker: Alyssa. The story of how Betsy met Alyssa while they were both jewelry makers at a different company is one of my favorites. After they both left that job, their paths crossed again, and this time, Betsy told Will that they had to find a way to hire Alyssa. As with most things they collectively set out to do, Betsy &... Read More

Meet Your Maker: Matty.

Posted on February 25, 2014

Meet Your Maker: Matty. If you've been reading our blog or following betsy & iya on social media for the past three years, you're already familiar with the man, the mane, the metal manipulating master, Matt. His role here - much like his hair - has gone through an evolution; he started as the face of our brick & mortar, working the floor, manning... Read More

Meet Your Maker: Barrie.

Posted on January 22, 2014

Meet Your Maker: Barrie. We're kicking off a new series on the blog that's intended to connect you with the men and women who make betsy & iya jewelry. Establishing this connection is something Betsy & Will have strived to do since the beginning of the business. Before I began working here, a huge appeal of buying b&i was feeling like I was purchasing... Read More