Dan Balk Jewelry
Dan Balk Jewelry
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Goldsmith and artist Dan Balk designs and fabricates every piece of jewelry from raw materials from his studio in Lutz, Tampa, Florida. Each piece is one of a kind, designed by Dan, who creates his own sterling silver, 18K, and 14K alloys that he then fashions, mills, forges, fuses, and brazes into miniature sculptures for personal adornment. Dan selects and sets each stone, often performing his own lapidary work on select stones. Dan has complete contact and artistic connection with each piece of fine art jewelry from concept to collection. "America has a rich heritage of fine craft that is in jeopardy of being lost." Dan offers his classes, "In an effort to preserve the traditional cultural arts of American crafts people. In an age where people are increasingly dependent upon computers, machines and mass produced goods, I believe it is extremely important to retain the time-honored skills of hand craftsmanship that have been passed down through hundreds of years from teacher to student." -Dan Balk
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Cacarlson
Paris2 contributions
Dec 2019
My boyfriend and I worked with Dan over the holidays to make matching bracelets. We showed him a photo for inspiration and he taught us how to make the beads from scratch! It was a process that really earned our respect. We had a great time, the hours flew by, and we left with bracelets we are proud to wear. I highly recommend taking a class with Dan!
Written January 1, 2020
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Steve K
Murfreesboro, TN2 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
We stopped in this store while visiting Ybor City on Business. There was a Saturday market with homemade arts, jewelry, paintings, etc. and walked across the street to this shop. We ended up purchasing a unique piece of jewelry at a very reasonable price. The shop owner was personable and engaged but also allowed us to meander independently. She had a friendly disposition about her and a great smile! We would shop from her again!
Written February 15, 2015
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Ellen024
Walnut Creek, CA4 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
Found this charming little house on our first visit to Tampa and Ybor and immediately were taken by the one of a kind artwork and the friendliness of Nataly and Dan, even meeting their children! On subsequent visits they did a beautiful repair job on a ring of mine and I have purchased gifts that we could not have found anywhere else..... every visit to Tampa will include a stop at Singing Stone...
Written March 6, 2015
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MaccabiBenTsvi
Tel Aviv, Israel3 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
"First of all the people - Dan and Nataly are amazing people with hearts of gold….secondly, they make amazing amazing pieces from the love in their heart. You cannot go wrong when you buy a piece from them….highly recommended them..."
Written December 13, 2014
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Dawn C
Valrico3 contributions
Jul 2019
Took 2 days of classes with Dan. Learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will return. Super nice people!
Written July 22, 2019
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Vikki S
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Sep 2018 • Solo
I have been purchasing jewelry from Dan Balk for ten years. His pieces are original, unique, modern, and beautiful. I have purchased pieces which he had already designed and have additionally commissioned him to design totally original pieces to my specifications. I have also had him repair some of my older jewelry and he has done a lovely job with the repairs and restorations.
Written November 13, 2018
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ttrittipo
Indianapolis, IN1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Couples
Dan designed custom wedding rings for us in 2010. Unfortunately, mine was lost recently. Dan was able to re-create the ring just as before. I am thrilled with the results and highly recommend Dan Balk Jewelry.
Tom Trittipo
Written July 31, 2018
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Thank you very much Tom. We really appreciate your support.
Written August 1, 2018
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gimball0ck
Tampa, FL9 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
Signed up for a class in metalsmith. First class dealt with orientation in safety, tools, methods and metals. Dan is a excellent teacher and is very patient. I had a great time creating my pendant.
Written June 11, 2018
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sallyvolz
Melbourne, FL2 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
I took the private 4 day course. Dan is a patient, organize instructor with enough confidence and expertise to adapt the course to meet student specific goals. I am currently mid course and my expectations have been exceeded each day. Dan keeps us on track and makes sure time in the studio meets objectives with ample practice.
I'm so glad I met Nataly and Dan, and I plan to come back to continue my education as my skills develope.
Sal
Written June 7, 2018
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unecorn
St. Augustine, FL18 contributions
May 2017 • Family
Meeting Dan and Nataly Balk some 4-5 years ago at an arts and crafts show was my good fortune. Dan took the time (about 1/2 hour) to listen and sketch my vision of a "Mokugane" jewish star necklace and went home.
A few weeks later, I received my art work on a chain.
I was blown away. It far exceeded all imagination. I wear it all the time and get many compliments.
Dan and Nataly are such good people. Dan is talented, creative, personable, professional, and both are so easy to work with. My go to long distance jeweler.
I wish them health and peace always.
Written June 28, 2017
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