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Enchanting Jewellery

Gedankenkraft Schmuck The power of thoughts Buddha said: “What we think, we become,” expressing Susanne Kos’s philosophy behind her jewellery brand Gedankenkraft Schmuck (‘power of thoughts jewellery’). The unique fair trade bracelets and necklaces, handcrafted from real silver, are not only beautiful items of jewellery, they motivate people to realise their dreams. TEXT: JULIKA HUETHER | PHOTOS: SUSANNE KOS I EVA PEITL I RUTH PEKOLL

The desire to remind people that ideas and wishes can come true is inspired by Kos’s own experience. In her mid-20s, she found herself on a beach in Bali, thinking about the one thing she would ask for if she was granted a wish: building a boat she could sail around the Indonesian islands with. Despite friends and family doubting a young woman could oversee the building of a traditional wooden Phinisi schooner with ten cabins and all mod cons, the Moana first set sail less than a year later. Meanwhile, Kos had learned Indonesian and hired a crew to care for guests on what is now one of the

most popular diving boats in the region.“I want to remind people that they are the architects of their own fortune,”says Kos.“The way we think often determines whether we succeed or fail. Positive thinking is not enough; only when we become aware of our own thought patterns can we turn deconstructive into constructive thoughts.” Wearing Gedankenkraft Schmuck jewellery, inscribed with different mantras or inspirational words, helps people to remember their dreams and to take one little step per day towards realising them.“Picturing the dream again and again fuels the wish to

Main image: Photo: Susanne Kos Above, from left: Inspirational words. Photo: Eva Peitl Crystal bracelets. Photo: Susanne Kos Wraparound bracelet. Photo: Susanne Kos Portrait: Susanne Kos. Photo: Ruth Pekoll

achieve it. It is like a rocket drive,”says Kos. Her first and favourite creation, the wraparound bracelet with an engraved silver pendant and rock crystal clasp, is subtle yet eye-catching. When spread out, it looks like an anchor, grounding the wearer in everyday situations and reminding them of their dream. Available in 15 different colours, it is an excellent example of the jewellery range, which also includes scroll-shaped locket pendants that can be opened up to hold an individually written wish. Future additions to the range will include men’s leather bracelets with subtle inscriptions. True to her philosophy, Kos currently donates one euro for each crystal bracelet to Stiftung Kindertraum, a charity realising sick and disabled children’s dreams.“They share Gedankenkraft Schmuck’s core value,”Kos explains. ”Wish fulfilment.” www.gedankenkraft-schmuck.com

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Discover Germany, Issue 36, March 2016  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.

Discover Germany, Issue 36, March 2016  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.