Hello, my name is Susan Houseman and I would like to welcome you to my website. I fell in love with calligraphy at a very young age. I was self taught until my early 20’s when I began studying with master calligraphers and master penman from around the world.
I have all types of clients, professional and private. My calligraphy has been published in national magazines and I have been in many gallery shows. I have developed an stamp line for Stampington & Company. In 2020 I added engraving to my portfolio, and that is when my Soul Stones
It is important that I constantly educated myself on upcoming trends, working on new surface so I can share them with my clients.
It is my pleasure to offer on site engraving or calligraphy for events and brand activation. My joy comes from seeing my clients vision fulfilled. Whether it’s working on paper, chalkboards, fabric, or glass, I have the expertise to get the job done.
Weddings / Gala / Events
Allow us to help make your wedding, gala, or special event a treasured moment with custom hand calligraphy on your
*Save the dates
*Day of event pieces
Free Hand Engraving
Our talented engraver will hand engrave your customers purchase while they shop. Also provide educate about your brand.
Exculsive Design / Keepsake
My love of calligraphy and a desire to have a tangible reminder of life’s priorities helped to bring these Soul Stones to life.
They are glass stones that are hand engraved with words that resonate with our heart and mind. The Soul Stones are hugs that you can give to yourself or to others. They also make great team building gifts. Soul Stones were also trademarked in 2020.
Calligraphy & Engraving
Susan Houseman Designs
Calligraphy & Engraving
Susan Houseman / 636-542-4380 / susan@susanhousemandesigns / @susanhousemandesigns
Hand Calligraphy Addressing
Outer Envelope $4.50 per
Inner Envelope $2.00 per
Outer/Inner Set $6.00 per
Textured/Color Paper $1.00 per
R.S.V.P Envelope (mailing address) $4.00 per
Special colors, gouache, watercolor $30.00
Paper surface $2.50 per
Non Paper Surface (ie. Acrylic, Mirrors) $3.00 and up
Ribbons, odd surfaces $3.50 and up
*Please provide 10% extra on paper products
Commissioned Pieces for Gifting
Vows, poems, passages $250 base
*Ask for consultation regarding more detailed information.
Fill in blanks $15 per / $150 min
Soul Stones: Please email me for more information.
Live Calligraphy or Engraving
St. Louis Area $600.00 / 4 hours
St. Louis Area $900.00 / 6 hours
In Studio Engraving $65 per
Unlimited engraving on small items (perfume bottles)
*ask about pricing for multiple items or for larger items.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I consider it an honor to be a part of your event and project. I am excited to work with you and assure you can trust me to put special care into your project. Thank you for choosing me to work with you.Should you have any questions or concerns please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I, Susan Houseman, will personally complete all agreed services. Please keep in mind that my work is created by hand. The beauty of handwritten calligraphy is the natural variations and styles created by the artist. My work will never be perfect , but these slight variations result in a beautiful and unique piece of art. Spend time reviewing my work to know that you like and trust my artistic style and services.
LICENSING AND COPYRIGHT
As the artist, I remain the sole owner of all artistic rights. I do not grant legal right to reproduce, copy or alter my work. Contact me for a separate licensing agreement, if interested. If you suspect copyright infringement, please notify me at email@example.com.
Please share credit when posting images of my work, you can use @susanhousemandesigns. I always appreciate when you share professional photos with me from your event.
Orders of $500 or less should be paid in full to secure your placement on my calendar. Any projects over this amount 50% require a non-refundable deposit and balance due before shipping.
Mistakes happen when doing hand-produced work. Please plan to provide 20% extra blank material and a digitally addresses list in a word document or Excel spreadsheet. Fee may apply for special addresses or outside of the USA. It is best to have your mail hand cancelled at the post office. Please check with your local post office for policies and rates. If any corrections are needed, I need to know within 72 hours at no charge to you if it’s my mistake.
ENGRAVING ORDER FORM
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM BELOW AND I WILL RETURN A QUOTE FOR YOUR CUSTOM ENGRAVING TO YOUR EMAIL WITHIN 24 HOURS. PLEASE NOTE MY MINIMUM IS $65.
*TERM AND CONDITIONS WILL BE EMAIL*