Betsy & Iya x TLE Mees Necklace
Betsy & Iya
- The inspiration behind this necklace is one of inclusivity and community - the idea that individual unique shapes are made better when together. And we couldn’t agree more! Three minimal brass ½” shapes link together onto a subtle silver cable chain. The Mees Necklace was designed hand-in-hand by Portland jewelry favorite Betsy Cross and Tender Loving Empire as part of our 2018 Artist Collab Series. Materials: Sterling silver 16” chain, brass triangle, circle, and square charms, hand-formed sterling silver hook and eye clasp. All pieces original and made by hand in the Betsy & Iya Portland, Oregon studio exclusively for Tender Loving Empire.
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. Now they're a handcrafted institution in Portland, OR, regularly designing and creating some of the city's most popular works.