Just a FYI for those of you who have been to my site before. As you can see, I took the large step to add to my website and increase its available features. My old website pages can be reached from my Bench Work page for now. Some of the old website pages will be relocated here, and some will become blog posts on my blog (Link above). I suspect it will take me a few weeks to get all of the pages converted to my new format so please bear with me. Thank you for being with me on this journey.
Thank you for visiting my website!
My name is Gerald A. Livings and I am a Jewelry Educator.
As a Jewelry Educator, I strive to blend historical and modern methods of jewelry design and metalwork via lectures, teaching, and hands on learning in a variety of traditional and contemporary materials and processes. I teach the formal principles and elements of design along side of conceptual elements. The history of jewelry is also discussed and shared to better understand the creative process at an intuitive level. By teaching the formal principles & elements of design along side of conceptual elements concurrently, this enables a student to prepare for independently and objectively evaluating designs and processes in jewelry as well as develop their own individual narrative in their jewelry designs as well as determine how jewelry fits into and affect the material culture of our society.
I am available for interviews or lectures at any time. Please contact me for more information.
Here on my website you will find it has several parts and will find information of interest to Jewelers and Jewelry lovers alike.
You can click the links below or in the menu above to visit the main areas of interest that this website is composed of.
The main areas of my blog are:
The Livingston Jewelers Shop (Coming soon!)
Research: This is mostly about my interest in ‘Historical Jewelry Manufacturing Processes’. There will be some other stuff there as well. Some modern research as well. This is where I will also discuss my book that I am writing.
Bench Work: Here you will find information of interest to Jewelers and those who work on making, repairing, designing jewelry as well as all aspects of the jewelry trade.
This is my blog Jewelry Deconstructed. Lots of interesting things to see and ideas to discuss.
Hobbies: Like it says. Being a history buff, it is mostly historical items.