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L.C. Van Houten
Build a Layering Necklace Collection: Layering Discount

Build a Layering Necklace Collection: Layering Discount

Tell your story with our talisman and charm necklaces. Add charms depending on your mood and mix and match! Start your layering collection and enjoy our new Layering Collection Discount: Buy 2 Necklaces and Save 10% w/ code: 2LAYERSBuy 3 Necklaces and save 15% w/ code: 3LAYERSBuy 4 Necklaces and save 20% w/ code: 4LAYERSBuy 5 Necklaces and save 25% w/ code: 5LAYERS

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L.C. Van Houten
Live Trunk Show 9/10: Antique Button Jewelry, 1870-1970

Live Trunk Show 9/10: Antique Button Jewelry, 1870-1970

Join us for a live event on Instagram Live (@compassrosedesign) Thursday September 10th at 5:30pm PST Antique Button Jewelry, 1870-1970 We'll have a beautiful selection of limited edition buttons - Bohemian glass and Victorian mirror buttons of exquisite quality - AT VIP PRICES. Join our newsletter for a reminder. Join our newsletter for a Trunk Show reminder!

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California Native Basketry, Fire and Traditional Ecological Knowledge

California Native Basketry, Fire and Traditional Ecological Knowledge

We also had a close call with the CZU August Fire at my brother's house, my childhood home, but have been lucky. I went to college at UC Santa Cruz, spent childhood summers camping in Pescadero and Big Basin and a myriad memories scattered in those mountains. Yet California needs fire. Fire is part of this place. Fire and other land management techniques are part of a healthy California ecosystem. The hours I spent researching ethnobotanist Kat Anderson's work at UCLA's American Indian Studies Center on native Californian landscape management were many. This brings me to baskets and fire.  The majestic and...

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Bay Area Mini Collection: Golden Gate Bridge Teaspoon Necklace

Bay Area Mini Collection: Golden Gate Bridge Teaspoon Necklace

At long last! Limited Edition BAY AREA mini-collection launches next week!! These beauties - Oakland, the Bay Bridge and The Golden Gate Bridge are newly finished! Each is made from a vintage teaspoon sculpted into a pendant in recycled sterling silver or bronze. Every piece has a unique history with deep roots in California and the complex stories and beautiful people that have created the beautiful Bay Area. Did you know the "Golden Gate" is the name of the strait that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Here it is before the bridge construction started in 1933....

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