I’m a writer and crafter in Portland, Oregon. I write a daily craft blog at and sell my handmade jewelry and skirt kits at I also write for CraftStylish, CRAFT, ReadyMade, BUST, and Venus, as well as and

west coast crafty 3

My first book, Super Crafty, was co-written with my partners in the PDX Super Crafty collective, Cathy Pitters, Torie Nguyen, Rachel O’Rourke.

When I’m not writing or making jewelry, I love sewing, traveling, and making things with my super crafty nephew Julian!

me and Julian with Pink Craftie


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  1. […] to let ya’ll know about a new jewelry book which just hit the stands– our dear friend Susan Beal wrote the gorgeous book Bead Simple– and it’s jammed-packed with tutorials, tips, […]

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  3. Hi Susan,

    I just wanted to let you know how overjoyed I am to have received your wonderful new book…

    I won the Craft Magazine monthly prize of your book, Bead Simple last month and wanted to thank you for your many gifts. I love the layout of the book and how you explain everything so beautifully – including the photos of the different kinds of tools that are required for the projects.

    Thank you, thank you! I’m looking forward to making many wonderful creations from the ideas that you present so beautifully…

    Best Wishes along the Creative Pathway…


  4. I just received the most recent newsletter from Craft Magazine – daily and your book just jumped right out at me. I didn’t think that anyone did simple beading any more! I’d love to get a copy of Bead Simple to add to my crafting library. Where can I find it? Is it available in Canada? Any information you can give me would be great!

    If you’re interested in my work, you can find my photos at the above website(a photoshare site run by Google).

  5. hi susan, just dropping by to tell you that you have an amazing book. You projects selection are easy especially for a beginner like me. Hope to see more projects from you even though I am across the miles. I got you book from my favorite specialty bookstore (POWERBOOKS) here in the pHilippines. Hope to see more wonderful work of art from you. PLease include me in your mailing list.

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