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Hello I am Nicole from eksterhuis. I am an out of school care supervisor in the day but at night I become a crafting junkie. I have always been into making things. I still have my mum remind me of felt pen stained sheets from drawing watching Saturday morning television. Not a lot has changed, only last year I received some pretty nasty burns from hot glue gunning in my PJ’s! When not teaching or crafting I am with my young Clydesdale horse who I hope to train up and ride and have in harness (I often think of Etsy as my Clydesdale horse fund!)

I live just outside the shattered city of Christchurch New Zealand. I moved back here after living in Manchester, England for 8 years. I am currently living at my parent’s house, which suits! I decided to move back to Christchurch between the earthquakes, and with tickets booked I came back anyway!…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 29
  • Joined October 1, 2011

Favorite materials

vintage, new things that look vintage, antique gold chain, strong glues, paper, fabric, ebroidery cottons, metal, chain, pliers, glass, items found, swarovski crystals

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About

Hello I am Nicole from eksterhuis. I am an out of school care supervisor in the day but at night I become a crafting junkie. I have always been into making things. I still have my mum remind me of felt pen stained sheets from drawing watching Saturday morning television. Not a lot has changed, only last year I received some pretty nasty burns from hot glue gunning in my PJ’s! When not teaching or crafting I am with my young Clydesdale horse who I hope to train up and ride and have in harness (I often think of Etsy as my Clydesdale horse fund!)

I live just outside the shattered city of Christchurch New Zealand. I moved back here after living in Manchester, England for 8 years. I am currently living at my parent’s house, which suits! I decided to move back to Christchurch between the earthquakes, and with tickets booked I came back anyway!

The name eksterhuis is magpie house in Dutch. I was born in The Netherlands and my mum is Dutch. I liked the sound of the name. I used to Etsy under the name YellowSquirrel but with the return to New Zealand a name change felt necessary.
I make all sorts of jewelry things. I am always thinking of new things to make. I love Mad Men and Joan Holloway is a bit of style icon to me! I am pretty much mad about the 40s and 50s and collect vintage hats and have quite a collection of over 50 considering how I never wear them! I have recently started making knitting needle bangles which were harder than I thought to make and have ruined many a good needle in the process of learning!

Please see my Shop Policies section for payment and shipping info. http://www.etsy.com/shop/eksterhuis/policy

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I am more than happy to be approached about custom items. If fact if you have any questions please contact me!

Nicole x


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