The Cabin

When I first moved to Floyd, my husband and I lived in a 12 ft. by 16 ft. non-electric cabin with sleeping loft and an outhouse.  We had a stove and lights that ran off propane, a cooler for food, and water hauled from the spring in jugs and buckets.  Within a year of me being here, we added a refrigerator that runs off propane and/or electric and ICE COLD gravity fed spring water to the kitchen sink.  We lived in this intentional way for three years when we moved into our fully electric house with hot water, washer and dryer, all the “normal” stuff.

The non-electric cabin now has electricity and over a year ago became home to my jewelry studio.  I love this little space which became a lot bigger once we moved out.  Our old kitchen table is now my desk, shelves which held our clothes now hold tools and equipment, and the space where I slept is now where my workbench sits.  And the outhouse is still in use.

There are many sweet memories of this space being my home, a place where I grew roots, grew my daughter and discovered my strength.  The cabin has been a wonderful and appropriate space to grow my jewelry business as well.  I love making jewelry, and I love my cabin.  The saying “Home Is Where the Heart Is” rings true for my business and me in this happy little space.

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About Mountain Light Jewelry

My name is Carly Burke and I am a jewelry artist living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA. I turned my hobby into a business September 2009 and have enjoyed using mostly copper and argentium silver wire and semi precious stones to create unique wearable art. I have also appreciated the challenge of jewelry photography, marketing, selling and learning to be a salesman.
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2 Responses to The Cabin

  1. Gerri Young says:

    Your little studio is just darling. What a perfect place to create!

  2. Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking you feeds also, Thanks.

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