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Note from shop owner I am working hard to re-open the shop by May 2019! Please follow me on FB at Beyond Words Designs for more updated information.

Beyond Words Designs:

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 18, 2019

I am working hard to re-open the shop by May 2019! Please follow me on FB at Beyond Words Designs for more updated information.

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Stephanie Dyer

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About BeyondWordsDesigns

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On Etsy since 2011

I began to paint out of a need to heal and never looked back.

Once upon a time . . . there was a little girl who lived by a world famous Museum in a little town, nestled in the midwest.   Instead of taking ballet or piano like her friends, she begged her parents to let her take ART lessons.  And from the moment she walked across the shiny marble floors, smelled the museum air, and took a gander at some amazing works ~ she was hooked.  Each and every summer was spent taking classes, learning new things, and just soaking in the beauty that came from the human imagination!

Sadly, she lost her confidence somewhere along the line between high school and college and decided that working with children was what she wanted to do.  Although in truth, she never stopped yearning to unleash the colors that swam around in her brain. Always wondering what could have been if she had the courage to follow her dream of studying art.

In the middle of all of that, prince charming came along and swept her off her feet.  LITERALLY!  He took her to see the big wide world, made her see things from a new perspective and loved her silly and adventurous side (oh yeah, this girl was fun;).  She skied in the Alps, scuba dove off the Great Barrier Reef, jumped out of an airplane, and traveled some of the world ~ all before the age of 30. 

Then, like an answered prayer, she became pregnant and began raising her babies. Her creative flare was spent splashing colors on her walls, organizing the pantry, and planning colossal birthday parties. And she was happy.
Until one day,  it became clear that she must put brush to canvas again.  The time had come for her art to become a vehicle of healing after the most devastating death of her baby girl. This sweet little girl that didn’t get to live, gave her mother the push she needed to create again and to finally call herself ~ an artist.

Shop members

  • Stephanie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist And Do-everything-er

    I am a mother of 6 children, a self taught artist, an advocate, a writer, a wife, a do-it-yourself kinda girl, a movie aficionado, a wearer of only comfortable clothes who loathes laundry with a passion. I paint because I love it.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 27, 2019
Hello, welcome and thanks for stopping by!

I am so excited to finally be involved with Etsy because there is something very special about the handmade community, don't you think!? It is the little touches here and there that make something special. And that is what you are going to find here.

If you are ordering a custom piece, we will be getting to know one another and communicate so that I can better understand what you are looking for. I want that experience to be special for you.

More information is available in the Shop Policies section, and if have any questions feel free to start a conversation, or email me steph [!at]

My art and prints are not intended for resale in a retail setting unless done so with written permission.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
My return policy is as follows:
Please notify me within two days of purchase so I can authorize your return.

*If the piece has not shipped, you will be issued a return for original purchase and shipping price.

*If the piece has shipped, you `the buyer' are responsible for returning the piece to me and you are responsible for return shipping (this I do not reimburse). Once piece is received by me and in perfect condition, I will refund your purchase and original shipping.

Due to the unique nature of custom artwork, I do not accept returns for a commission. Thank you for understanding.
I accept paypal and major credit cards.

I will apologize now for the insane postage that you may be paying. Yikes ~ SORRY. Please note ~ Etsy charges will not cover any customs or tariff charges that you may incur.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS may be required to pay additional costs such as duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees. Import charges can vary widely but are most commonly based on the price and type of item, package weight and dimensions, origin country, and the taxes, duties, and fees of the destination country. Most sellers on Etsy are unable to predict which of these fees, if any, will be applied, and Etsy does not expect sellers to calculate or collect these fees or taxes.

All original and custom art will be gift wrapped & protected before being shipped.

Prints will be enclosed in a cello sleeve and shipped in a rigid mailer in order to protect it during shipping.

I cannot be held responsible for damage due to shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
A little about custom orders. I do NOT have a fast turn around time. Please expect about a 2-3 month wait for your piece.

Full payment must be made before I begin your commission. I like to get to know you a bit before I start your piece, because ~ after all ~ I want you to be reflected in your art. So, please don’t hesitate to ask questions, offer suggestions, tell me what you have in mind . . . .because I aim to please!

Any original paintings in the shop are finished and ready to ship immediately.