Our Story

I’m Laura, the founder of Luna Verde Design! I was born and raised in Santa Marta, Colombia where my love and passion for making art began. When I was 8 I was able to scrape together enough money to buy materials to make beaded jewelry that I sold to friends and family. After high school I began studying graphic design at a university in my hometown but unfortunately had to quit my studies since the private university became unaffordable for my situation at the time.I later studied psychology at the public university in town which was much more affordable and that’s when I met my husband from the United States. After almost two years we got married and moved to the US.
My first several years in the US were so challenging adjusting to a new culture and learning a new language. I experienced a lot of frustration as I bounced around between several jobs I didn’t enjoy and it felt like there wasn’t much opportunity for me here. Then around February of 2020 I came across the idea to make clay jewelry, with a personal touch. I wanted use them as canvases for my paintings, so I hopped right in and made my first few pieces. After posting them to Facebook I was overwhelmed with the positive feedback from friends and family, which gave me the boost to officially start Luna Verde in April 2020!
My Art talks while spreading love. It will make you smile, it will celebrate with you, it will give you a little sunshine when bad moments seems to cover all. It will make memories with you. It's a dream come true to be able to work full time creating art and being able to share that with you.