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Note from shop owner Reopening in Late Summer 2018 with new goods.
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@twilightdance

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 7, 2018

Reopening in Late Summer 2018 with new goods.
Follow me on instagram!
@twilightdance

brianne

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brianne

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New mandalas just added !

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2 new dyes added today. This one has a scalloped bottom edge - easy for a curtain or whatever
Just added! New mandalas!!

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About

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twilight dance designs is my little business since 1993 where I decided my life's path was to create art for a living any way I could. (the name comes from a song my husband wrote)....I have loved art since I could pick up a crayon. My dad was an engineer and master craftsman, and my mom is a seamstress who could make you a dress with her eyes closed. My dad would bring home graph paper and pencils from work and I would just go to town between math, all those little boxes and drawing. When I was 8, I watched a film about Pablo Picasso and I saw an ADULT painting and realized that's what I wanted to be when I grew up. That guy. Bob Ross taught me how to paint trees, and I never went to art school, thankfully. No formal training except a semester's once a week class on printmaking, screen printing and wood block carving at a community college. I learned most on my own. it makes for 99% everything being self-taught and raw. I saved a lot of money- but took a very long time. Music is also my life thanks to my father. I was introduced to everything from Dylan and beyond. I started sewing when I was 18, and sold my clothing in the parking lots of Grateful Dead shows, and music festivals, as well as online. I was a picky lady about everything from my thread to my fabrics to my dyes. If there's one thing my dad taught me, it was always to do a job right, and use the best materials possible. I recycle as much as I can and my love of saving things has taken up a bedroom in our home. Yes. The art has it's own room.
I've always been drawn to mandalas, they come to me like I breathe.
I also dye fabric, paint and draw, sew clothing, and make whatever my head makes up inside. I live at the Jersey Shore with my 2 awesome kids and musician husband and we are both artists making a living off our crafts.
I am a breast cancer survivor, so getting back into making things is a slow and long recovery process due to my dominant arm being permanently disabled from surgery, and 2 nasty conditions called lymphedema and 'cording'. But I forge on, and the healing process through art has been the greatest. It's a long road back- but this is my journey.
I had a few good years of a hiatus, where I stopped selling my goods and focused on raising my kids- then I got cancer and now I'm back. I have been cancer free since November of 2012.
Looking forward to creating more and more as my body heals itself....

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  • brianne diomede

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Royale With Cheese

    I live on the Jersey Shore with my husband and 2 kids... I am addicted to color, sparkly things, and hoarding fabric and craft supplies. I draw things, sew things, glue things on other things, paint things and just make things in general. Art =Life.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 10, 2018
Hi! Here's the fine print so nobody gets hurt.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If your item was damaged in transit, please let me know. Each item I describe to it's full condition as well as show it with photos. You are buying one of a kind art pieces, if they do not meet your complete satisfaction, let's talk nicely about it and resolve it. Otherise, if you order something and decide you don't like it-then do not give refunds. All sales are final.
Payment
I accept money orders, credit cards, and Paypal. No checks please without prior verification and references. Payment must be made for me to ship you your item.
ALL CUSTOM ORDERS REQUIRE A DEPOSIT. I cannot stress this enough. I also CANNOT and will not hold any orders after January 2018. I will accept some barter / special arrangements at times, so just ask! All items MUST be paid in full before item will ship.
Shipping
Most of the time I will ship USPS priority mail. In the case of smaller items, I ship first class. If you need something expedited, feel free to ask! I try my best to ship the same day or at least the next day after your order. I usually hit the post office twice a week.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to message me. Bad attitudes need to find another shop. We don't take abuse here.