Welcome to DanBalkJewelry.com, home of artist, teacher, goldsmith, and designer, Dan Balk. Take a moment to view Dan’s collection of contemporary fine art jewelry on this site. Each piece of jewelry is one of a kind, designed by Dan, who creates his own sterling silver, 18K and 14K gold alloys that he 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. This allows Dan complete contact and artistic connection with each piece of fine art jewelry from concept to collection.
Congratulations Dan for being awarded the Arts Council of Hillsborough County Artist Professional Development Grant
We are pleased to announce that Dan Balk Jewelry was a recipient of the 2020 Arts Council of Hillsborough County Artist Professional Development Grant. We would like to thank the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and The Hillsborough County Commissioners for their generous support. These grants will help further the career of artists like us as we pursue our passions, preserve our cultural heritages, and enrich our communities with the art that we produce.
Specials and Discounts
Get $100 Off When you Book your Class by 9/30/20
Private Ring Making Class for 2
Available 7 days a week by appointment
Sunday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hand Make silver jewelry together in a professional studio
Celebrate love this season by creating lasting memories of artistic adventure. These intimate, one-on-one, silver ring making classes are taught by artist and designer goldsmith, Dan Balk. Our jewelry studio offers participants an exciting venue to work together and discover new abilities to express their creative sides making bands under the guidance of a professional jeweler.
What better opportunity to share a unique, singular experience creating basic rings from raw materials. Safely, couples create and play together as they melt their own alloy, pour ingots of molten metal to shape, form, solder, polish, and shine their rings to a beautiful finish. Partners learn about jewelry in Dan’s fully equipped studio. Each class is private, enabling each participant to learn skills and techniques. This course concludes with complementary offerings of champagne or wine, as well as fruit and chocolate.
Dan Balk is offering a Summer of Love special, a $100 off discount, for his Couples Silver Ring Making Class when you book your class before September 30th, 2020. The regular price is $450. The sale price for the class is $350. The offer expires 9/30/20. Supplies are included. Call for prices for the Gold Ring Making Class.
This event is perfect for date-nights, anniversaries, birthdays, as well as wedding band creation and more. Couples will go home with their finished handmade rings.
Dan Balk, has opened his jewelry studio for couples ring making classes by appointment every day at 10:00 AM. No experience is needed. Reservations are required. Each class is approximately 3 hours long.
For more information or to schedule your class, call (813) 728-4325.
Get $100 Off When you Purchase & Schedule your First 2 Classes by September 30, 2020
Beginner Jewelry Making Classes (Silversmithing)
Hours for Jewelry Classes
Monday – Friday – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm & Saturday – Sunday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hand make silver jewelry under the guidance of a professional jeweler
Silver jewelry making classes are taught by artist, designer and goldsmith, Dan Balk. Dan is enrolling beginner students, hobbyists, and the artistically adventurous to hand make jewelry in sterling silver in his 1-day classes. Students discover new abilities to create their own piece of jewelry under the guidance of a professional jeweler. Participants learn about jewelry in Dan’s fully equipped jewelry studio.
In the jewelry making classes, students will develop hands-on education in hand fabrication using raw materials. Students will gain awareness and practice in shop safety, creating silver sheets and wires, metal cutting, soldering and forming, and stone setting. Dan’s classes focus on projects that students can complete and develop confidence.
“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 craftspeople. 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
Dan has opened his studio for basic silversmithing classes 7 days a week by appointment. No experience is needed. Classes are one-on-one. Reservations are required. Each class is approximately 4 hours long. Students will go home with their finished silver jewelry. This can be a one day basic introduction for the novice to a 5 day basic intensive for the crafter/artisan.
This season at Dan Balk Jewelry studio, Dan is offering a summer special: Get $100 off when students buy their first 2 classes before 9/30/20. The discount is $350, the regular price is $450. Supplies are included.
Goldsmith and artist, Dan Balk, designs and fabricates each piece of jewelry from raw materials from his studio in Tampa, Florida. Every piece is one-of-a-kind. Dan 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.
Call now to reserve your classes (813)728-4325.
Call to purchase for $275.00 (813)728-4325. We ship in the US.
Dan Balk designed this beautiful contemporary ring. It is sterling silver and a size 6. The ring has a unique featured stone, a checkerboard cut London Blue Topaz; It is a round 9 mm stone and sits with 3 smaller stones around the base, including 2 blue topaz, 3 mm round each and 1 amethyst, also 3 mm round. Dan hand fabricated this ring from raw, recycled, materials.
Dan is currently accepting custom orders.
Each handmade piece requires time to make.