About Compass Rose Design: Meet Creek

Our Values

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 metalsmithing techniques. The Celestial, Botanical and Ancient Echoes collections explore a range of historic and natural themes. 

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.

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 organization in Oakland, California that empowers young working artists through hands-on creative education. 

Stay curious!

- Creek

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