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L.C. Van Houten
Behind the scenes at our April photoshoot

Behind the scenes at our April photoshoot

Like many things in life, finding the right team of people makes all the difference. Come behind the scenes with me at our latest photoshoot! I used to find photoshoots totally overwhelming. I am not fluent in the world of model procurement and styling and location scouting. But then I was introduced by my friend Kyla (Impressed by Nature flower jewelry) to the talented Arabela Espinoza of Weekend Creative. She knows locations all over the Bay Area, connections with the California-sustainable brand Redemption clothing, and a network of beautiful and empowered people like Olivia Irene, who has her own clothing...

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L.C. Van Houten
The Radical Origins of International Women's Day

The Radical Origins of International Women's Day

Gender is a construct.... We all live on a continuum, but I never miss an opportunity to celebrate women and know more about history. Did you know that International Women's Day was started in 1910 by the American Socialist Party? A first event in America took place in 1909, inspired by Theresa Malkiel, a Ukranian-born American labor activist, suffragist, and educator. By the next year the event had gone international largely in Communist countries through a network of brilliant women intellectuals including Clara Zetkin, Käte Duncker, Paula Thiede and Rosa Luxemburg.  Here is a picture of Clara Zetkin and Rosa Luxemburg in 1910. They were both anti-fascists and anti-racists. Clara...

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L.C. Van Houten
Tulip Teaspoon Jewelry

Tulip Teaspoon Jewelry

 Our Tulip Jewelry is handcrafted from an early 20th century Tulip teaspoon made into a forever keepsake. This curvaceous design does justice to the majestic tulip blossom, which has captivated us for centuries.   Our Elegant Tulip jewelry comes in sterling silver and bronze.   

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Valentines & Galentines

Valentines & Galentines

Whether it's a gift for your sweetheart, a friend or for yourself because you survived 2020, our Valentines & Galentines Collection includes some of our favorite love charms and keepsakes.    We also have some beautiful new ornate Antique Button chokers in time for February! I've also added a small collection of Vintage Charms dating between 1850 and 1970.    

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