TessCreates

I craft...also shop in thrift stores...therefore I am.

Oregon, United States · 679 Sales

TessCreates

I craft...also shop in thrift stores...therefore I am.

Oregon, United States 679 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(287)

Announcement   Welcome to Tess Creates. I offer pretty handcrafted ornaments, jewelry, bookmarks, and accessories, plus craft supplies and kits, fabric, and vintage treasures. Thanks so much for visiting!

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Last updated on Jul 27, 2016

Welcome to Tess Creates. I offer pretty handcrafted ornaments, jewelry, bookmarks, and accessories, plus craft supplies and kits, fabric, and vintage treasures. Thanks so much for visiting!

Tess Wentz

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Tess Wentz

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(287)
dawnramseier

dawnramseier on Jul 25, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Shame the two small items I ordered where sent together but shipping cost was charged for two separate items. If you order more than one item contact shop BEFORE ordering. I love the kits and am happy with what I got. I love small Christmas cross stitch kits and these are special to me.

dawnramseier

dawnramseier on Jul 25, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Shame the two small items I ordered where sent together but shipping cost was charged for two separate items. If you order more than one item contact shop BEFORE ordering. I love the kits and am happy with what I got. I love small Christmas cross stitch kits and these are special to me.

liebowleigh

liebowleigh on Jul 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great little vintage needlepoint kit.

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About

It's All About the Crafting!

Welcome to Tess Creates where I offer the pretty things I've made, vintage treasures I've found, and various crafting supplies.

Tess Creates is a factory-free zone where I am the sole creator and maker of everything handcrafted I sell here.

For me, it's all about the crafting: From craft tools and supplies to craft books and patterns, my two Etsy shops cater to the creative person whose discerning tastes have brought them to Etsy.

Mine is a smoke-free home and my inventory is stored in a cool, dry place. While my husband and I do have a little goober dog named Henry, he doesn't spend his doggy time around my merchandise. You need not worry about his having shed upon, played with, or snorfled in any of it. However, if you're a fellow pet owner, you know how impossible it is to prevent the occasional stray pet hair from making its way onto things it shouldn't. I apologize in advance if this happens.

Please visit the Etsy shop my husband, Dale, and I have, Fantod Manor Books & Ephemera, at FantodManorBooks.etsy.com for quality used arts and crafts books, books of a non-crafting nature, clothing and craft patterns, posters, prints, and ephemera.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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  • Tess Wentz

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I started crafting vicariously at a very young age while watching my Granny crocheting. Now, I'm often exploring and experimenting with different crafts when I'm not wandering thrift shops for treasures to sell here. I'm happiest when creating.

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Last updated on Jul 9, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What's the Difference Between Processing vs. Shipping Times?

For TESS CREATES no processing times are stated in individual listings as Etsy says! I'll PROCESS your order within 3 business days of receiving it. This means wrapping your order for shipment, sending you an Etsy shipping notification which will include the date I put your package in the mail, and the USPS Delivery Confirmation number OR USA Customs form number on your package. Estimated SHIPPING times, listed above, means the time it takes your package to go from here in Oregon USA to you. Business days are weekdays (Monday through Friday) and do not include weekends (Saturday and Sunday) nor USA holidays (which often fall on weekdays) when the Post Office is closed.

Do you provide combined shipping?

I'm happy to do so! Please contact me BEFORE you place your order so I can provide you with a custom listing of all the items you want and their combined shipping cost. I feel it's fair that it's the customer's responsibility to read and understand all of my Shop Policies before placing an order. Therefore, I will neither provide combined shipping after an order is placed, nor will I refund any shipping cost overpayment.

Do you charge a handling fee?

Nope! I don't make a profit on anything but my inventory. I don't add my Etsy sellers' fees to my inventory list prices. I utilize Stamps.com for my mailing labels which provides me discounts on some shipping methods. I pass those discounts on to my customers. I use recycled, clean plastic bags, bubble wrap, foam sheeting, cardboard, and/or paper for shipment wrapping whenever possible. Sometimes these will have evidence of prior use. While some folks find pretty packaging important, I feel it's more important to use recycled/recylable materials; thus I do not pass the cost of packaging on to my customers.

Do you offer shipment methods other than what's stated in your listings?

I'm happy to do so! Please understand I ship ONLY via the United States Postal System (USPS). You may choose whatever USPS shipment method you wish. Since I utilize Stamps.com for my mailing labels, they may offer a discount on the USPS shipping method you choose; that discount will be passed along to you. Please contact me BEFORE you place your order so I can provide you with a custom listing of the item(s) you want and the cost of the special shipping method you request. I cannot provide special shipping requests after an order is placed.

Do you offer shipping insurance?

Yes! I utilize Stamps.com for my mailing labels and they have their own version of USPS insurance, which I will utilize. It's important for you to understand that some USPS shipment methods include insurance to a certain dollar amount limit in their cost. In addition, not all USPS shipment methods allow insurance to be included. Please contact me BEFORE you place your order so I can provide you with a custom listing of the item(s) you want and the cost of insurance. I cannot provide insurance requests after an order is placed.

How do you determine your shipping costs?

The United States Postal Service (USPS)...not I...sets my basic shipping costs based upon package weight and size. I utilize Stamps.com for my mailing labels which provides me discounts on some shipping methods. I pass those discounts on to my customers. At this time I do not utilize Etsy's shipping matrix. USPS postage rates were changed on April 10, 2016 and my shipping costs reflect that.

Will my package have USPS Delivery Confirmation?

It certainly will, within the USA, to Puerto Rico, and all APO and FPO addresses. For shipments outside of the USA, the USA Customs form will have an identifying number. SOME countries have an agreement with the USPS to track that number and consider it a type of delivery confirmation number. I cannot and will not guarantee that any given country will have this agreement with the USPS. If you require package tracking other than USPS Delivery Confirmation, please contact me BEFORE you place your order so I can provide you with a custom listing of the item(s) you want and the cost of package tracking. I cannot provide package tracking requests after an order is placed.

More About Return Shipping Costs

While I do accept returns under certain conditions (please see ETSY'S rules, above), if you wish to cancel an order which has already shipped, or return an item because you don't like it or don't need it, I will only refund you the list price but not the shipping charge made at the time of sale. In these cases, I will not reimburse you for return shipping costs. For orders already shipped which you wish to cancel, simply write on the UNOPENED package "RETURN TO SENDER" and place it back in the mail.