My name is Louise Collins and I began crafting in 2013 after I was introduced to it by the craft department at the Blind Veterans Centre in Brighton who saw something in me that I definately didn't when I first lost my sight.

 

I joined the armed services in 2000 and following 4 years of service I was medically discharged in 2004. Being in the Army was some of the happiest times in my life and to all the people who I served with I thank you.

Tragically in 2012 following a rare neurological illness I lost my eye sight and became severely sight impaired (blind). I became a member of Blind Veterans UK in 2013 and following this I was encouraged by the craft team to start making mosaics. My mosaics were made as a means of rehabillitation and trying to use the little amount of sight I have.

It started gradually with coasters and a mirror and as I becomae more confident in my abilities I then  started making 3D art, cards and have now started making jewellery, with a specialism in decoupage layered cards and custom orders.

 

 

Elegant Mosaics was born in 2014 after people wanted to start buying the work that I was creating.

I never thought that I would lose my sight and that I would be creating custom pieces of art for people. My sight loss gave me the oportunity to give back to people when they are in a happy place as well as at their lowest. Please enjoy my website and the pieces I have to offer and do not hesitate to contact me with any custom orders that you may want to commision.

 

Louise