There's something so magical about mixing metal with hand-spun fiber. The contrast in color, texture, and weight create pure accessory harmony. Take one look at this adjustable necklace and you'll know exactly what we mean.
Materials: high quality Japanese thread spun into rope, sterling silver filled wire, African trade beads, and brass.
- Handmade in Portland, OR
betsy & iya started in 2008 in a coffeeshop with a notebook, a bright red pencil, and nothing to lose. Among scribbles and coffee stains, the words “jewelry making” appeared in that notebook.
Betsy wrote it down, thought about it for a while, and then she made some jewelry. And it worked, so she did it some more.
Today, we’re more than just jewelry. We’re more than this website. We’re a brick and mortar shop snuggled down in our home of Portland, OR. It is here that we design and make it all. And it is here that we carry the work of other independent artists and designers from around the country–work we’ve encountered in our travels, work that speaks to us, that we love.