I often work with copper and really like the metal a lot. So when Lois Linquist the artisan and blogger behind A Beaded Affair, became the founding editor of the open publication, Inspirational Copper Wire Jewelers eMagazine I was intrigued and joined her Ning group.

These free eMagazines showcase the work of some awesome jewelry designers as well as include some helpful and fun articles. They are beautifully produced and free.

Issue 5 is in the works but there has been a long hiatus. I did not know why until Karen of KarenMakesStuff emailed to let me know that Lois has been laid low with a bad back since December.

Karen wanted to know if I could write a post to lift up Lois' spirits. Lois has been so unstinting in her help, she even went to Karen's house to show her how to do wire wrapped cabochons!

Karen said in her email, "If it wasn't for her I don't know that I ever would have posted about copper wire rings and bails. Those same copper wire rings and bails I'm now famous for because of you!!! See a community at work. " (see my past post How to Make Wire Bails) Indeed. Well Lois, when you read this, know that a whole bunch of people are willing you to get back on your feet again. So get well soon!

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