About Compass Rose Design

Meet Creek, Founder and Designer
Compass Rose Design jewelry celebrates HISTORY and PLACE through the transformation of vintage treasures into quality keepsakes. Founder and designer Creek Van Houten elevates discarded antiques like buttons and teaspoons, reworking vintage components using traditional metal smithing techniques. 

Each piece is thoughtfully created in California. Compass Rose Design is a woman-owned brand and a family business committed to using sustainable and recycled materials. 

Founded in 2010 just north of San Francisco, California.

Our Values: Cultivating Future Artisans & Women Entrepreneurs

The world needs more entrepreneurs, makers and leaders who are women and people of color. It is our goal to help cultivate this next generation of makers and artisan entrepreneurs by helping young people gain skills and confidence in technology, collaboration and real-world problem-solving. We donate a portion of our profits to the Crucible an industrial arts education organization in Oakland, California that empowers young working artists through hands-on creative education. 

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