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L.C. Van Houten
New Riveted Collection Preview!!

New Riveted Collection Preview!!

The NEW Collection is launching in September! I am tremendously chuffed to be introducing this next collection. I have long been in the business of curation and In this process, I've distilled my own design language and perspective. You'll see many pieces that I have made from scratch using sterling silver, wax and 19th century rivets. Here are the new Profile Hoop Earrings - they'll be available in sterling silver, bronze and 14k gold (pre-order). I made a hammered version and a version with rivets, shown here.  LOOK!!! The charms are interchangeable! You will be able to reuse your hoops...

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L.C. Van Houten
Build your Custom Journey Necklace

Build your Custom Journey Necklace

Each of us is on our own journey. Choose from our collection of ancient symbols, powerful motifs and whimsical designs to celebrate your individual story. Our swivel hooks and chain choices allow you to collect and customize your jewelry to meet your mood and style. Easy as 1-2-3. Our selection of charms and pendants is available solo - just with a jump ring ready to wear. Remember you can enjoy all our charms individually on your layering chains and wear them in endless combinations on your journey necklace.  With four chain options in lengths from 16" - 28" you can create the perfect set of layering necklaces and...

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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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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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