susanstars is the creation of Susan Beal, a 31-year-old designer who divides her time between Portland and Los Angeles. Everything she sells is designed and handmade in her studio.

Susan writes about art and craft for BUST, Venus, ReadyMade, and getcrafty. She’s also one-fourth of the PDX Super Crafty collective. Their first book, Super Crafty, was published by Sasquatch Books in October 2005!

When she's not sewing, writing, or making jewelry, Susan loves to knit, read books, go to thrift stores, and hang out with her nephew, Julianstars. She also collaborates on independent films and performance art pieces with her husband, Andrew.