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ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

SPRING 2014


Creating Circles of Protection around Rescued & At-Risk Women It is Women At Risk, International’s great joy to offer you products from our partners rescuing & empowering women in over 40 countries, including the United States.

We invite you to join us in giving hope by Shopping with a Purpose!


STYLE & A STORY Be a part of her story……

All this pain I wonder if I’ll ever find my way I wonder if my life could really change at all All this earth Could all that is lost ever be found Could a garden come up from this ground at all You make beautiful things You make beautiful things out of the dust You make beautiful things You make beautiful things out of us Lyrics from the song “Beautiful Things” by Gungor

Many of the women in our programs resonate with these lyrics. They often don’t believe that there is anything beautiful about them or that anything beautiful will happen or could come from their lives. Life has taught them, often from a young age that they are unworthy, unimportant and replaceable. If they are physically beautiful it usually costs them something. Our partners, sometimes even more important than providing for the physical needs of vulnerable and rescued women --- provide for the emotional needs of the soul. They tenderly and gently speak messages of worth, dignity, purpose, value and beauty into their lives. And as they hear these messages and learn to create beautiful things and see people respond --- they begin to believe that they are beautiful inside and out.


“WAR, Int’l’s real treasures are women rescued, redeemed, restored and empowered to walk with dignity. They adorn our programs, lead worship, get hugged and loved on and taught jobs with dignity. You see beauty in their stories and work.” –Becky McDonald, WAR’s President


“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.� - Kahlil Gibran


Samita Stripes Scarf in Magenta #103315 ~India Pearl and Swarovski Pink Crystal Bracelet #101127 ~Thailand Pearl and Swarovski Pink Crystal Earrings #101128 ~Thailand


Many hands and hearts have contributed to the making of these scarves ---using age-old traditional Indian methods.


Samita Stripes Scarf in Peach # 103316 ~India


PEARL LOVE ‌.

with a hint of spring and splash of feminine elegance


White Pearl and Kunzite Bracelet #101386 ~Thailand White Pearl and Kunzite Earrings # 101383 ~Thailand


At first, Susana was uneasy. She only came to her jewelry training three days a week, afraid that she would make a mistake. She didn’t want to be yelled at, criticized, or mistreated—what she had been used to for a long time. Instead, each day she received the traditional Guatemalan greeting, a kiss on each cheek. Her training continued with compassion and patience, and in time Susana’s fears subsided. Surrounded by a healing, caring community of people, Susana’s heart softened and her insecurity began to melt away. She learned that she was created with value and purpose. Susana now works with dignity designing and crafting beautiful jewelry. More importantly, she now understands that she has beauty and value as well.


Chain with Charms Necklace #103179 ~Guatemala Charm Earrings #103180 ~Guatemala Pearl and Crystal Bracelet #102630 ~Guatemala *Model shown wearing 3 bracelets Gray and Pink Daisies Scarf #102912 ~ Thailand


“Each woman who has come through the doors of the safe-house has her own story.Though marked with pain, each journey also bears witness to an underlying resiliency as they begin to hope again.� ~ Partnering Guatemalan Safe-House Turquoise Cluster Necklace # 103005 ~Guatemala Turquoise Beaded Bracelet # 103002 ~Guatemala God Sees Earrings #103102 ~Thailand


Hand-loomed Striped Purple Scarf #102879 ~ India Signs of the Season Necklace #102829 ~ China Falling Leaves Earrings #100307 ~ China


“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched…but are felt in the heart.” ~ Helen Keller


Samita Stripes Scarf in: Cream #103311 Magenta #103315 Turquoise #103312 Peach #103316 Mustard #103316 ~India


“...and you thought beauty was the outward show - but now you know the truth, my Love - it’s always been the inner fire...” ~ John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Natural Multi-seed Necklace # 103171 ~ South Africa Black Rutile Chip Ring Adjustable #101989 ~ Thailand Pearl and Agate Earrings #100215 ~ Dominican Republic


Geometric Etched Earrings # 103355 ~ Nepal Gold and Crystal Stretch Bracelet Various *Model shown wearing 3 #103206 ~ USA


Samita Stripes Scarf in Mustard #103313 ~ India Connected Gold Bangles #103359 ~ Nepal


Leaf & Turquoise Necklace #102818 ~ China Turquoise Chip Ring #101992 ~ Thailand Turquoise Pewter Earrings #100957 ~ Guatemala


Long before the formal establishment of WAR, Int’l, its earliest programs began in our founder’s kitchen, where she rocked wounded women and whispered words of hope and healing into their lives. Now, decades later, rescued and at-risk women gather at WAR, Int’l Headquarters seeking job skills, stable employment, or simply a safe haven to heal and start over. This necklace is a part of the collection crafted by the talented women in WAR’s U.S. Training Center. When you purchase this necklace, you are supporting rescued and empowered American women. Black and Pink Pearl and Chain Multi-Layer Necklace #103203 ~ USA Black and Pink Pearl and Chain Bracelet #103202 ~ USA Black, Gray and Magenta Earrings #101366 ~ USA


Amethyst Gold Station Necklace #103406 ~ USA Amethyst Gold Earrings #103404 ~ USA


WAR, Int’l met Monique on outreach in the red light district of Grand Rapids. In the “undressing” room of a local strip club, Monique quietly whispered to WAR staff that she longed for a different life. WAR staff told her to seek them should she desire safety or different employment. At nine a.m. the next morning, Monique was at the WAR office. WAR hired her on the spot, and the U.S. Training Center was born. Monique is now earning a stable income, learning new skills, and building a resume that will blot out the brokenness of her past. As she works with dignity in a safe environment, she works toward a new future for her and her children.


Wood Two Bead Memory Wire Bracelet #100197 ~ Cameroon Stones-Throw Necklace in Brown #103338 ~ USA Coco Turtle Bracelet #100362 ~ Guatemala Coco Cross Bracelet #100363 ~ Guatemala


Metal Cuff Bracel

Loop Collar Pendant N

Chain Mail Bracelet *Model is pic


let #101079 ~ Egypt

Necklace #103127 ~ USA

#103050 ~ Nicaragua ctured wearing two


Be More. Be You. Be Lovely.


Etched Metal and Crystal Earrings #102962 ~ Thailand Sudeva Black Infinity Scarf #103308 ~ India Be Lovely Charm Bracelet #103407 ~ USA


Cream Frill Scarf #101162 ~ India Crystal Charm Necklace #103183 ~ Guatemala Crystal Charm Earrings #103184 ~ Guatemala


Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. - Augustine


Samita Stripes Scarf in Cream #103311 ~ India Connected Gold Bangles #103359 ~ Nepal Zebra and Metal Earrings #103166 ~ South Africa


Skipping Stone Necklace in Mint #103342 ~ Nepal Turquoise Drop Earrings #101596 ~ Thailand


Metal Cuff Bracelet #101078 ~ Egypt Pakistani Beaded Flats in Silver – Call to order


“True Beauty stirs the heart.” ~ Anonymous


Samita Stripes Scarf in Mustard #103316 ~ India


Pakistani Beaded Flats inWhite – Call to Order


China Outreach Our partners in China bring hope to women in their local red light districts. They offer shelter, medical checkups and treatment, crisis pregnancy counseling, vocational training, employment, and more. If a woman cannot come to them, they meet her where she’s at—whether it be on the streets, inside a brothel, or in a prison cell. In places where women are deceived into a life of darkness, China Outreach offers them a life in the light. Your purchase helps these women find safety, hope, and true healing.


Floral Silk Scarf in White #101780 ~ Thailand Signs of the Season Necklace #102829 ~ China Falling Leaves Earrings #100307 ~ China


“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.� ~ Audrey Hepburn

Mitra Lime Scarf #103317 ~ India Cream Stone & Crystal Earrings #100945 ~ Guatemala Bolero Two Stone Necklace #100944 ~ Guatemala


It’s okay --you just go a little crazy with accessories – we won’t judge!


Pewter Circles Crystal Bracelet #100951 ~ Guatemala Global Echo Necklace in Gold #103339 ~ Nepal Mixed Stone Bracelet #101512 ~ Thailand Hand Woven Gold Bracelet #102855 ~ Albania Model is shown wearing two Memory Wire Bracelet #100545 ~ Nepal Crystal Flower Ring #102092 ~ Thailand Beaded Thumb Ring #100572 ~ Nepal Shell Flower Ring #102219 ~ Thailand Pewter Dangle Bracelet #102628 ~ Guatemala Chain Mail Bracelet #103050 ~ Nicaragua Metal Cuff Bracelet #101078 ~ Egypt


“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair (beautiful), and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.� ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

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