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 betsy & iya has a gorgeous line of jewelry and a brick and mortar shop that sells the work of other independent artists and designers from around the country.