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.
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.
Custom Hand Engraving
Engraving adds a unique touch to your events by providing a personalized shopping experience for your customers or guests. Items like glass, stone and selected metals can be engraved by hand at your event. This make a memorable item for my customers.
Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events
Calligraphy for your wedding invitations, parties, or just sending a card is so important these days. It’s a way to connect with people in a very personal way.
Calligraphy & Engraving
Calligraphy For Weddings:
Outer Envelope $5.00 per
Inner Envelope $3.00 per
Outer/Inner Set $8.00 per
Textured/Color Paper $1.00 per
R.S.V.P Envelope (address) $4.00
Special colors, gouache, watercolor $30.00
Escort Cards $2.50 per
Non Paper Surface (ie. Acrylic, Mirrors ) $3.00 and up
Ribbons, odd surfaces $6.00and up
Minimum order $250.00
*please email for pricing on mirrors/chalkboards.
*paper products to be provided by the client plus 10% overage supply
Booking Fees (non-refundable deposit) $75
Before project starts (non-refundable deposit) 50%
Rush Fee 50% and up
Live Calligraphy or Engraving:
St. Louis Area $600.00/4 hour
St Louis Area $900.00/6 hour
In Studio Engraving:
Unlimited engraving on a small item(ie. perfume bottle, ) $65 per *
Large items (ie. wine bottle, plate, jewelry box, glasses) $100
*quantity pricing provided for orders consisting of multiple items.
Fill in the blanks $15 per $150 min
Calligraphy on Mats:
Name $20 per
Date $5 per
*please email me with a description of the project and information for pricing.
Poems, watercolor, passages, vows $200.00 base
*please provide exact text via email for a price quote and other details.
Please email with request and pricing, minimum order is 10 and maximum is 60.
This is handwritten work and is unlike a computer generated text. That is what makes it so beautiful because nothing is exactly the same.
Please share your images on social media and tag/credit my work (@susanhousemandesigns). Professional photography of my work is always appreciated.
For questions, to order Soul Stones or for inquiries about my services, please send me a detailed message.
Presently, I am booking live events for 2022 and 2023.
For wedding inquiries I will require a 50% deposit to save your date.