Betsy & Iya x TLE Ojos Hoop Earrings
Betsy & Iya
- The Ojos Hoop Earrings strike the perfect balance! These lightweight 2” hand-formed sterling silver hoops swing from subtly asymmetrical brass posts and are inspired by inclusivity and community - the idea that individual unique shapes are made better when working together. 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, brass, sterling silver posts and post backs. 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.