100 hours to learn how to "stick little thingees on shellac" with
out the damn stuff dripping onto your fingers, youch! How about 6
MONTHS on how to Grind and Shape a graver =>
...without burning them!!! Then many 2 years on how to Polish those
little blighters. Or how to raise beads on gold that is only .004 mm
thick? Not too mention how to set Princess stones in a Gypsy-Flush
setting...now this is apprenticship for ya, all! These things you
cannot learn in a "week-end" workshop.
I say to my students, "I can show you anything in setting, but I
cannot teach you..experience". No apprenticeship can teach you
"Gerry, the Cyber-Setter!"