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[Press release] Kraftwerks 2005

For Immediate Distribution - 23 March 2005
Kraftwerks 2005

The eighth annual Kraftwerks will be held in 2005-October 29th and
30th. As always the event will be within the Ontario, California
refinery owned by Precious Metals West/Fine Gold. In past years the
event was held in August which proved to be very hot weather for live
manufacturing and bench demonstrations. Our facility will again
provide the shop space, equipment and tools for Kraftwerks to produce
another batch of better jewelers, designers and manufacturers. This
year features casting and a major emphasis on bench skills.

This year Saturday will be “A Day Of Platinum”. Featuring hands on
demonstrations by Jurgen Maerz on casting and bench techniques by
Jurgen and Charles Lewton-Brain.

Saturday night will again feature the “Brainstorm Bar and Grill”. At
the end of the day we will shut down all the equipment, light the
two huge BBQ’s and open the Brainstorm Bar. Talented jewelers sit
together and eat, drink, and exchange ideas, problems and solutions
for all who attend. Jurgen Maerz will perform his famous magic
tricks, and entertain us all. A special White Gold Discussion Group
will follow up on the White Gold Color index.

Sunday will feature the new MJSA Jewelry Academy. Directed by Teresa
Shannon this new Academy will provide some truly top class
instructors and jewelry making talent to demonstrate, share and coach
you to a whole new level of jewelry making skill. From bench work to
casting how to use the latest innovative technologies, learn from the

There will be further announcements as the rest of the invited
Kraftmasters confirm availability.

Either day or just the dinner can be attended. The cost to attend is
lower than ever. Just $400 for the whole weekend. This is $200
dollars less than last year.

Saturday only with the dinner is $225. “Academy Day” Sunday only is
just $200. Very limited “dinner only” seats are available for $35.00!
The Sheraton Ontario has four star accommodations for less than $100
when registered through PMWest.

Places are limited so contact PMWest at 800-999-7528 or 213-689-4872
for more or reservations. Or email our fax is 213-689-1654

Daniel Ballard