Maker Monday Video - Colima Ring!

Posted on September 25, 2017

So many small, detailed steps go into the adjustable Colima ring, and you get to see them all in this video! It's also double the Maker Magic as both Spencer and Taylor work on the rings at various stages. Turn up your sound and watch how Colimas come to be!   Shop the Colima Ring Click here to view our Maker... Read More

New in Shop - North of West & Curator

Posted on September 20, 2017

New arrivals from Portland apparel designer North of West (formerly Make it Good) are now available at our brick and mortar! We love North of West for their eye-catching patterns and relaxed silhouettes. Plus, don't miss new fall scarves from San Francisco-made Curator.  North of West (formerly Make it Good) - Shift Dress in Phases Black $128 Styled with betsy & iya Juntos Bangles, Scania Cuff, &... Read More

Maker Monday - Casting!

Posted on September 18, 2017

Watch maker Spencer go through all the steps involved in ring casting! Click here to view our Maker Monday videos on Youtube Read More

Meet Your Maker - Barrie

Posted on September 11, 2017

This maker has been around at betsy & iya for longer than anyone, except for Betsy and Will (and Gingham!), obviously. She's excelled at every job she's had here, and she's had a lot of jobs. Let's take a look at Barrie's timeline: sales associateblog content contributorpart time maker/part time sales associatefull-time makerpart time maker/part time marketing/part time wax carving... Read More

Volunteer Event - Blackberry Bush Breakdown!

Posted on September 04, 2017

Volunteer Event - Blackberry Bush Breakdown! Here at betsy & iya we take time each quarter to try our best to give back to our community of Portland through volunteering. In the past we have donated blood, spent time at the Food Bank, as well as donated bundles of items to an organization that helps refugees become settled here in the city. This past month we... Read More

Little Boxes: the end of an era... for us. :)

Posted on August 30, 2017

Little Boxes: the end of an era... for us. :) Back in 2011 (when we were babies, almost 7 years ago...whaaaa!?), just after Will and I had opened the brick & mortar b&i shop, we got a wild hair to start a crazy community shopping event called Little Boxes. We saw a need for an event that would bring attention and focus to all the awesome little/special local shops in... Read More

Brunch with betsy & iya Sept. 23rd

Posted on August 30, 2017

  Join us at the shop on Saturday, Sept. 23rd from 9am-Noon for Brunch with betsy & iya! It’s a fun and family-friendly event featuring shopping, treats, and crafts for the little ones. Plus, 10% OFF everything in shop, including a pre-sale of our upcoming **NEW COLLECTION**! Bring the whole family or come solo; either way, all this awaits: NEW COLLECTION:  The... Read More

Maker Monday - Mini Koa Hoops

Posted on August 28, 2017

For such a small earring, the Mini Koa Hoop sure takes a lot of steps. We've got a video of Maker Madeleine going through the process, so turn your sound up and watch along! Shop the Mini Koa Hoops Click here to view our Maker Monday videos on Youtube Read More

Thoughts on Custom Jewelry

Posted on August 28, 2017

Betsy’s love of design, connection, and story is evident in every piece she creates, and her custom work joins this love with the dreams of whoever she's creating the piece for. The result is always something magical, bringing joy to everyone involved. Betsy says, “I can tell—the moment we first sit down to talk about custom work—I can feel the love that exists; it... Read More

Maker Monday Video - Liv Necklace!

Posted on August 14, 2017

Maker Spencer shows us how a Liv Necklace is made (watch him totally channel Vanna about 27 seconds in. Amazing!) here at betsy & iya. Make sure you listen with sound to hear all the cool sound effects!   Shop the Liv Necklace  Click here to view our Maker Monday videos on Youtube Read More

New In Shop - Bloom & Give

Posted on August 10, 2017

We're so excited to introduce a new line to the betsy & iya retail store and webshop- Bloom & Give! Bloom & Give products are designed in the US and handmade in India. Check out the 100% cotton scarves and blankets, as well as the adorable clutches and bags to store everything you need. You’ll be giving back while you shop because... Read More

Maker Monday Video - Pennybacker Bridge Cuff!

Posted on July 31, 2017

The Pennybacker Bridge cuff (from Austin, TX) showcases the bridge’s simple geometric design. Watch as our amazing makers share the process! You'll get a peek at all the little steps that go into such a sleek, clean cuff. Keep the sound on for audio goodness! Shop the Pennybacker Bridge Cuff Click here to view our Maker Monday videos on Youtube Read More

2017 Bridge Cuff Bracelets

Posted on July 26, 2017

Say hello to the newest members of our Bridge Cuff Collection! Introducing the Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco to Oakland, California; the Ravenel Bridge connecting Mt. Pleasant to Charleston, South Carolina and the Pennybacker Bridge (also known as the 360 Bridge) crossing the Colorado River in Austin, TX.  Each cuff is a celebration of the bridge’s unique elements and structural beauty. Etched on... Read More

Maker Monday Video - Svasta Earrings!

Posted on July 10, 2017

Thanks to Maker Shayna for guiding us through the process for the new Svasta Earrings. They are made step-by-step-by-step-by-step until they become the dangly beauties we all know and love. Sound on for whirling & cutting! Shop the Svasta Earrings Click here to view our Maker Monday videos on Youtube Read More

Meet Your Maker - Spencer

Posted on June 27, 2017

We're continuing our series to help you get to know the hands (and the people they belong to) behind our handcrafted jewelry. Please meet Spencer, a betsy & iya veteran of a little over a year. Name:  Spencer Title:  Maker Hometown:  Bay Area Zodiac Sign:  Cancer Can you describe your path to becoming a Maker?:  When I was learning Stop motion animation at... Read More

Inspiration Behind the Fine Collection

Posted on June 19, 2017

With the release of the Wedding and Engagement Rings Collection, I asked designer Betsy Cross some questions about her design process with the hopes of learning more about what goes on in her amazing, complicated, and talented mind while working on a new collection. And maybe get some of that talent by osmosis?? Read on to learn more about her path to... Read More

Meditations on Love - Fine Collection Inspiration

Posted on June 19, 2017

As I began to sketch the designs for this collection of wedding and engagement rings, I found myself wondering: what is love to me? It was hugely important to me that these designs would be born out of and ultimately reflect a genuine sense of love, commitment, and connection. I decided to spend some time thinking about my own understanding of these... Read More

About betsy & iya Wedding & Engagement Rings

Posted on June 19, 2017

Designed by founder Betsy Cross, our collection of wedding and engagement rings is comprised of six 14k gold rings, featuring white and black diamonds and hand-carved designs. It is a study in contrasts, balancing bold and delicate forms, soft and sharp lines, and masculine and feminine elements. Read more about the inspiration behind the collection here and here.   MADE... Read More

Earn 2X Perkville Points Tuesdays & Wednesdays in June

Posted on June 05, 2017

Now through June 30th, EARN DOUBLE PERKVILLE POINTS (woohoo!) on purchases made Tuesdays & Wednesdays in-store and online! Use your email address when you shop to automatically earn points.   What is Perkville? Perkville is the betsy & iya Rewards program where you earn 1 point for every dollar spent, sometimes 2 points ;), then turn your points into coupons! Coupon levels:Get $5... Read More

Maker Monday Video - Ina Ring!

Posted on June 05, 2017

Watch the adjustable Ina Ring's process from start to finish, featuring Maker Taylor's mad skills. Keep the sound on to hear what a day in the studio sounds like too! Shop the Ina Ring Click here to view our Maker Monday videos on Youtube Read More