Create your own LIfe!
Creating things has always been my passion. Naturescapes Creative Elements is all about unleashing YOUR creativity. We stock both our own handmade tools and commercial products that we find to be excellent supplies for both our studio, Naturescapes Studio, and yours. Many of the tools and parts we have for sale we found to be useful to do a particular job making our art. We enjoy sharing those creative finds with you!
The great original tools we have made are often a by-product of the act of creating. Something we needed but just couldn't find. Having an artist and a engineer in the same household helps to make these ideas come to life. Being involved in actually making things from the tools we develop means not only are the tools useful, but they have been tested for function and durability.
The assortment of items available in our shop shows the love we have of creating our own art in a variety of media. When you have the right tools and supplies, the expression of the idea becomes more important than the material, anything goes! Enjoy your trip through our shop and don't hesitate to say Hi!
We're always in!
Linda Stiles Smith
Owner, Designer-Maker-Shipper-Customer Service-Marketing
As an artist, designer and creator of tools and supplies, Linda provides those indispensable components she uses in her work to her creative friends....YOU!
Dale W Smith
Designer, Creator, Maker
Dale is the support system behind Linda and a creative glass designer in his own right. Sharing a National Best of Competition award with Linda for a collaborative piece, he has a knack with anything glass and makes the glass items that we sell.
A retired construction worker, Todd has lots of experience in welding and building specialized tools and products. He builds and repairs ski lifts around the country in his off time!
Crafting, "Arting", creating has been my life since.... forever! Entrepreneurship is in my blood, starting with the “Stiles Shop” my folks opened when I was a toddler. (I still have the metal stamp they used!) Developing tools and components to make production easier is a natural part of my work. Sharing techniques and ideas is part of my process. Unleashing YOUR creativity is my mission! Enjoy!
Accepted payment methods
Each item is packed with care to ensure against damage. Because we take great care in packing and selecting the best method to ship, we believe that paying extra for insurance is well, just a waste of money. You may ask for insurance if you would like and it will be billed to your order. All packages are shipped both first class or priority mail and most arrive within just a few days. Some take a little longer. Some items are actually cheaper shipping priority mail, and are automatically insured),than first class, so compare rates before committing!
The shipping amount is calculated based on my best guess of the total SHIPPING weight of your purchase, NOT the true weight of the item(s). We use USPS (United States Postal Service) exclusively because they have the best rates for shipping the type of packages we send. By processing your shipping through the USPS you and I will receive a tracking number so we will know where your package is on it’s journey to you!
In addition to the actual USPS cost of shipping, a flat $1.50 handling fee is added to the shipping. This is to cover the cost of packaging, paper, labels, ink, tape…..those necessary things to get the order to you. I do not include this in the price of each item to inflate the items price, but it is added PER PACKAGE. It is an unavoidable cost I ask you to share with me.
Sometimes the calculation and charge on shipping on your selection of multiple items may be way above the actual costs of mailing it. In such cases I will refund amounts that are more than $2 above actual costs (actual ship price + handling fee). This also applies to calculations which come in too low to cover the costs to mail. As shipping rates and the online calculation programs change it sometimes ‘burps’ out a ridiculous amount! You can pay it and trust I will refund the excess, or stop and ask me about it prior to completing your order. I would be happy to manually calculate shipping and set up a reserved listing for you!
We ship around the world! Lately though the costs have become unreasonable for some items. Therefore be aware that the price calculated for your order is the best we can do. We often ship at a loss because of these changes. You can ask prior to purchase and I can give you an estimate of the costs to ship if you’d like.
Customs and VAT fees in your country are your responsibility and not part of the shipping charge from us.
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Any requests for a replacement or refund must be pre-approved. Please send reason for request and a photo (for damage replacements), if possible, of the item. You will be instructed on how to send the item if okayed for return. REPLACEMENTS OR CREDIT WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL THE ITEM IS RECEIVED BACK IN OUR STUDIO. Return shipping is the purchasers’ responsibility and will not be refunded.
These terms can be changed at the sellers’ discretion.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do not collect private data beyond what is provided for us to ship your order. All data is secure with Etsy's privacy and security policies which we follow here and is never transferred by us to our own database or any other selling platform. Agreeing to opt-in to our company emails is separate from Etsy and you must give us your permission at the time of subscribing to receive future contact from us apart from Etsy.
All artwork, photos, videos, PDF files, names, titles, tool designs and techniques shown online or in print are the exclusive property of Linda Stiles Smith and Naturescapes Studio. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or use of this property other than that defined is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of Linda Stiles Smith.
The reproduction of my proprietary tools and/or designs in any way is prohibited by law. This means that when you buy any of my copyrighted materials you are consenting to using them only for the purpose of creating your own work.
Any redistribution, re-sale or reproduction of my tutorials or printed material, in ANY form is strictly prohibited. This means that you may not share any part of my tutorials, printed or digital, with a friend or family member, guild, group or class without paying for additional copies first.
The materials/artwork purchased from me are for your exclusive use only. Using my tools and instructions to create your own work either for sale or your own use or as gifts is acceptable.
Your purchase and use constitutes an agreement to the terms of my copyright. Please contact me if you have any questions concerting this.
Linda Stiles Smith and Naturescaes Studio welcomes your inquiries about purchasing our handcrafted tools and artwork for resale thru your business.
We have several satisfied wholesale accounts that have been with us since 2006. As a small business ourselves, we are willing to work with you to get our products to your customers. However we do have minimums on our product lines which apply to first orders to companies both large and small. Please contact us for more information on how we can meet your needs. Email: linda [!at] naturescapesstudio.com
We do not do consignments on our tools. We accept consignment agreements on a very limited basis for our artwork. We like working with fellow entrepreneurs though so please contact us with inquiries. Email: linda [!at] naturescapesstudio.com