David Tune is of Creek and Navajo descent. He was born in 1955 in Winslow, Arizona, and raised both in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Oklahoma. David became serious about his art when in 1976, he was commissioned to design jewelry for the March of Dimes Poster Child.
David had been creating his art to great acclaim until in 1987 he was forced to stop work and fight cancer. He was cured by his uncle, and returned in 1994 to creating beautiful pieces of jewelry...
David's work is unique and unmistakable. He works with both sterling silver and gold, and uses many stones in combination in his inlay pieces... His colorful and innovative inlays are inspired by the aerial views of the earth that he sees when he's hot-air ballooning or skydiving. David says that every marking on his jewelry has spiritual meaning.
His awards and shows are just to numerous to list.
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