Do you love Jewelry?

          Why not make your own!


What to expect

Wanting to learn fine jewelry making under guidance of professionals? Sign up for one or more of our jewelry courses. Studio use/tuition only $180 per six week course. Toolbox for intro class only $100. Sterling silver sheet and solder only $50, copper / brass / nickel silver included. For more info email All our classes are held in our custom design studio at Jewelry by Harold in North Liberty, Iowa. Maximum available 5 seats per day / session.


Level 1

We start with the first basics level where simple skills and insights will be on the program. You will learn to pierce (saw) different metals, forming and shaping them and then texturing and polishing.
The goal is to finish at least one final project such as a Silver Spinner Ring or a Mixed Material brooch or earrings.
Depending on your development we can take on small projects based on your own ideas and input.
We only have 5 seats available for either Thursday (6:30PM - 9:30PM) or Saturday (4:00PM - 7:00PM) and we respectfully request a $100 reservation fee to hold one for you.


Level 2

The second level will be aimed at getting to know more tools and techniques, developing personal projects and trying out different materials. We will explore soldering, fastening, mixing materials and maybe even some simple wax carving and delft clay casting! We have many project you can choose from if you like some inspiration and it can be very rewarding to find out that that with the correct supervision you are able to learn so much more then you thought!
We only have 5 seats available for either Thursday (6:30PM - 9:30PM) or Saturday (4:00PM - 7:00PM) and we respectfully request a $100 reservation fee to hold one for you.


And beyond...

After the first two levels you are ready to take on more projects or develop more skills such as: - Engraving - Enameling - Metal casting - Stone setting - Repair techniques -etc. The skills you want to learn are endless and we are here to provide an environment where it is fun and educational at the same time to obtain these skills and keep practicing them until you are ready for the next step.       We only have 5 seats available for either Thursday (6:30PM - 9:30PM) or Saturday (4:00PM - 7:00PM) and we respectfully request a $100 reservation fee to hold one for you.


Kids Camp  for 10-16yrs

Join us for 5 consecutive mornings of fun and crafts. The projects will be their choice between a ring or a pendant. Kids will be taught basic knowledge of tools and materials. This one-week-session will have kids guided learning about wire forming, cold connection, resin, found objects, stamping, texturing, rivets and more... and they get to bring the bling home!

make your own jewelry

1-day Workshop "Make your own ring"

You want to propose with a self made ring? Always wanted to make "that special ring"? Schedule your special day to do it! The Jewel Academy will help you (alone or together with a friend or "supporter") achieve this during a one day jewelry making workshop where you will make this happen! 
While it is considerably very romantic to make an engagement ring with your own hands, it is not an easy beginner project. The simpler the design, the more professional looking your finished ring will be. We advice to start with simple band styles which will not take as much time, or you can custom design the ring with me. For both options I will be assisting all the way and finish it if we run out of time.

Level 1


Per 6 weeks

  • $180
  • Tools
  • $100
  • Materials
  • $50 
Level 2


Per 6 Weeks

Kid's Camp


One time

  • Only for kids 10 year and older
  •   Five day session      July 5 - 9       10AM - NOON
  • Materials provided
  • Parents are welcome too.
1-day Workshop


One time

  • From 10AM - 5PM
  • Cost of materials will be determined per project
  • Use of tools included
  • For couples or single individuals

More questions?

Booking workshops

I am happy to put a soft hold on a date while you discuss your options.
To actually book a workshop date, I require a deposit of half.
I require full payment in advance for custom orders, gemstones, and fixed price workshops.
Deposits paid fewer than two weeks in advance will incur a $50 rush fee.

  • If a client reschedules more than 3 weeks in advance of the workshop date, there is no fee to reschedule.
  • Workshops that are rescheduled fewer than 3 weeks in advance will incur a $50 fee.
  • In the unlikely event that I have to reschedule a client's workshop, the client will have the option to schedule a different date or receive a refund of the deposit paid, less costs incurred.
Cancellation policy
  • For cancellations over 3 weeks in advance, students will be charged a $50 fee.
  • For cancellations fewer than 3 weeks, students will forfeit half of the fees paid.
  • No-shows and same-day cancellations will lose their entire deposit.
  • In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your class or workshop, you will receive a full refund, less costs incurred.

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