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

betsy & iya at the Rose City Rollers!

Posted on March 23, 2018

Meet the betsy & iya roller derby team! Okay, just kidding, we're not forming a team, but aren't our intimidating faces good? We had a blast watching the Rose City Roller ladies compete on Friday, March 9th. Rose City Rollers is a league of roller derby teams - teams with names like Wheels of Justice and the Breakneck Betties. We sponsor them... Read More

New in Shop - Loup

Posted on March 23, 2018

Our spring clothing styles are beginning to trickle in, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome these arrivals from Loup. The clean, classic lines of these pants and jumpsuits have us dreaming of what we'll be pairing with them. There's a cut for everybody, whether you're a boot cut gal or a wide-leg fan. And, we'd like to add, they're perfect for... Read More

New in Shop - Eve Gravel

Posted on March 23, 2018

Clothing from Eve Gravel's spring 2018 collection has arrived at the shop and we couldn't be more excited. These Montreal-made clothes bring us French femininity and chic silhouettes, all in a flattering and ethically-made package. They're easy to style, effortlessly cool, and a dream to wear, so you'll find us in them all season long.   All Eve Gravel styles are available in-store only.... Read More

New In Shop - Margaret & Beau Ceramics

Posted on March 20, 2018

Just in case our last new-in-shop blog post somehow didn't have you eagerly anticipating spring's arrival, we've got some ceramics that'll have you praying for sun and flowers. With planters perfect for your bedside table and small plates that'll have you eating outside every day, this new haul of Margaret & Beau products is just what you've been waiting for. These... Read More

10 years. TEN YEARS, y'all.

Posted on March 15, 2018

Today, betsy & iya turned 10 years old. This means that I've been running this business (ahem: raising this baby) for more than a quarter of my life. Whoa. WHOA. whoa. whoa, y'all. I have so much to say about this.  I write this post from the road. Will and I decided to do a 10 year anniversary old-school-style wholesale... Read More

New in Shop - Early Spring

Posted on March 09, 2018

It's officially time to start getting our accessories in order for spring. Despite some cloudy weather, we can tell that sunshine and flowers are just around the corner. We've got some fantastic accessories in the shop, from old and new vendors alike. Some are available online, but many are in-store only, so read on below to see where you can get... Read More

Bazaar Online

Posted on March 03, 2018

Our third betsy & iya Bazaar has come and gone, and many of you went home with some incredible one-of-a-kind items. Couldn't make it to the event? Never fear - we've still got plenty of gorgeous items in the shop AND online! We've got fabric, baskets, and jewelry galore, each piece handcrafted and unique. Read on for peeks of what's online... Read More