David Giulietti

David Giulietti
Berkeley, CA

On a post graduation trip up the California coast, buying a book at a coffeeshop didn’t seem like much at the time, but a copy of “The Complete Metalsmith” sowed the seed for a future as a jewelry artist. Growing his skill set by first working at a bronze foundry, welding together the cast metal pieces of scupltures, later moving into a job building metal body guitars for National Resophonic Guitars . While  at National, a co-worker sold him two gravers (smal hand chisels for engraving metal) He taught himself how to engrave from a book at home in his spare time. Those two small steel chisels cut the way to another career change. In no time at all he was engraving metal guitar bodies in his garage for National and cutting designs on objects for other instrument makers around the country.  Engraving on other peoples work was interesting but something was missing. The little jewelry making book supplied the answer. He began to  make his own jewelry pieces and engrave them. He now works each day in his Berkeley California studio creating jewelry pieces of enduring beauty and still finds time to take on engraving commissions for private clients around the world.

John Mayer, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Jackson Browne and David Grisman all have David's work in their collections. He has worked on the Millionth Martin Guitar with world class inlay artist Larry Robinson and has had his work exhibited at The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California. His work will appear in the Lark Books publication Showcase 500 Art Necklaces which is will be available in bookstores July 2013.


1117B Virginia Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
United States
Phone: 510-558-2356

Artwork by David Giulietti

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