Easy Bracelet Tutorial for She’s Worth It

Remember how my friend Andrea (from TheTrainToCrazy) is not only raising money for women & girls rescued from human trafficking, but is also making bracelets and zippered pouches as a gift, as a way to show love and support? (Read more about the cause here.)

You are invited to help! Even if it is one bracelet or pouch or twenty, anything helps. Everything matters. Make because She’s Worth It!

Don’t know where to begin? Here is a super easy bracelet. You just have to wrap, cut and tie! Kids can easily help with this project. It is a great opportunity to start the conversation about giving to others.

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Easy DIY Bracelet Step 1      Easy DIY Bracelet Step 2

Supplies: Thread (pick any combination of colors you like), a charm (I chose a heart so the recipient would be reminded of how much they are loved and valued), and a bracelet (found this at Joann’s in the jewelery supply section). To start, just tie the thread around one corner and start wrapping!

Easy DIY Bracelet Step 3  Easy DIY Bracelet Step 4

When you want to switch to the next color, just snip the first color, tie the two threads together, then snip the ends shorter. Keep wrapping and tuck the cut ends so you are now wrapping the second color over top of them. Do this whenever you want to switch thread colors.

Easy DIY Bracelet Step 5 Easy DIY Bracelet Step 6

When you get halfway, snip the thread (I kept mine long since I wanted to continue the yellow), put the charm on and keep wrapping. Tie off the thread when you get to the end. I made about 3-4 knots just to make sure it wouldn’t come undone. Cut the thread and you’re done!

Easy DIY Bracelet Step 8

Where do you send your completed bracelets? Email thetraintocrazy (at) gmail (dot) com for more information. She will send you details, including the address to mail you completed projects. Andrea will collect the bracelets and pouches and will mail them to She’s Worth It. Some will be hand-delivered in Cambodia in May, and the rest will be distributed by other organizations in partnership by She’s Worth It.

Don’t want to make anything? Please consider giving to the She’s Worth It Campaign!

Click the Donate button below to support this great cause.

Online fundraising for Team MAKE raising money for She's Worth It!

(Your online donations are secure and safe. They are also tax-deductible.)

Make because She’s Worth It Campaign

Shes Worth It Campaign
Remember my friend Andrea, who’s girls were raising money for a safe home and care for orphans? (As an aside, I wrote that post back in June and the girls have already reached their goal! You can learn more about Andrea at her sites:  The Train to Crazy and Go To Patterns.)

She is now raising awareness and money to end human trafficking in partnership with the She’s Worth it Campaign. >>> Read her full post here.

Per LAUGH brand clothing, a huge supporter to end human trafficking,  an estimated two children are trafficked every minute worldwide. This is frightening and horrific. I may not be able to rescue those enslaved, but I can help encourage those that have been set free and let them know how much they are loved. But how?

In addition to raising money for two projects (see below), she and a team of folks are making bracelets and zippered pouches for women and girls who have been rescued from the sex trade. And best of all, they want you to join in!

So we’re asking YOU to join us. Will you make a bracelet or a zippered pouch for a girl in Thailand, India, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Amsterdam or even the United States? We’ll be distributing them through many organizations that work directly with women and girls fresh out of the sex trade in desperate need of love and healing.

The Train to Crazy, Make because She’s Worth It!

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How can you help? Make!

Host a She’s Worth It Party to make bracelets or pouches with your friends, church family, girl scouts, etc. Or work on one while you watch The Bachelor. Don’t know where to begin? Tutorials will be posted on The Train to Crazy next week in case you need project ideas. The whole point is to make something for someone else, so they know they are loved. What a beautiful gift!

Email thetraintocrazy (at) gmail (dot) com for more information. She will send you details, including the address to mail you completed projects. Andrea will collect the bracelets and pouches and will mail them to She’s Worth It. Some will be hand-delivered in Cambodia in May, and the rest will be distributed by other organizations in partnership by She’s Worth It.

Are you a blogger? Write a tutorial for your bracelet or pouch and link up with The Train to Crazy.

Join Andrea, Bev, Jess, Jess, and Vanessa!

Bev from Flamingo Toes
Jess from If Only They Would Nap
Jess from Me Sew Crazy
Vanessa from Designs by Sessa

Give Money

From The Train to Crazy…

Along with the bracelets and zipper pouches, we’re also asking that you donate $10. Just $10. Your $10 will be helping fund two projects we fully believe in. (If you can’t donate, we’d still love for you to make something!)

  1. Father’s House: a safe house for children in Cambodia who are at risk for being trafficked. This home is run by In His Steps International. You can read more about it here.
  2. The Sewing Project: we’ll be raising money for a group of mothers in an Indian village who have been freed from the sex industry and are learning sewing as a trade! The funds will also help hire a social worker to help them with them with rehabilitation. This project is run by Indian Rescue Mission.

Click the Donate button below to support this great cause.

Online fundraising for Team MAKE raising money for She's Worth It!

(Your online donations are secure and safe. They are also tax-deductible.)

Give Love
Pray for the women and girls who are trapped as slaves in the sex trade.

Pray for the women and girls who are rescued from human trafficking, as they heal and rebuild their lives.

Pray for those who are actively working to rescue slaves, such as International Justice Mission.

Pray that those who are enslaving others are convicted by their actions and repent.

She Does Justice ~ hope giving, handmade goodness

She Does Justice is an advocate for those who need one. How beautiful is that.

She Does Justic logo

She Does Justice offers gorgeous handmade designs online and selects a cause every month to highlight and donate at least 10% of their profits. The shop is filled with beautiful bracelets, scarves, headbands, hair elastics and prints of biblical verses. The funny thing is that I made a bunch of infinity scarves for friends and family to give as Christmas gifts, so was immediately drawn to the scarves on this site. But I’ll be honest, my beginning sewing skills do not begin to compare to the quality of the scarves on She Does Justice. And they are affordable! Check it out.

She Does Justice peacock scarf  She Does Justice bird scarf  She Does Justice yellow burnout scarf  She Does Justice teardrop scarfShe Does Justice Psalm30_5  She Does Justice purple green scarf

Peacock Infinity Scarf

Birds Drawing Infinity Scarf

Yellow burnout Infinity Scarf

Teardrop Flower Headband

Psalm 30:5 Print

Blessed Bracelet (Silk wrap bracelet with Blessed charm)


The She Does Justice January featured cause is Holy Yoga, a non-profit which combines “world class yoga with a Christ honoring experience that offers an opportunity to believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect with God”. 100% Yoga, 100% Jesus. Love it. And the giving back continues! Holy Yoga is launching their second annual campaign, ONENESS, which supports their Holy Yoga India ministry. Check out the She Does Justice January featured cause page to learn more and watch a video from the Holy Yoga founder.

You could buy one of the She Does Justice infinity scarves, of which 10%+ of the profit is given to Holy Yoga ONENESS campaign, who is giving back to Holy Yoga India, money from which goes towards projects such as buying & distributing blankets for homeless. (For $50, Holy Yoga India can provide 10 blankets.) Be part of this chain of giving and impacting lives worldwide!

Psst, I have more posts about Purposeful Shopping…have a look!

Purposeful Shopping

Shop with your Heart Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry

This holiday season, you can purchase gifts from the mall. Or you can support organizations that are working with artisans worldwide and are changing the world with every purchase.

1 – Light Give Heat, 2:Toned Sunset Necklace or purchase from Roozt
Why? Light Gives Heat works to create world-changing opportunities in both Africa and America. In Uganda, they partner with local Artisans to create consistent incomes where there once was none.

2 – Noonday, Ripple Bangles
Why? The passion at Noonday Collection is to connect you with the lives of artisans struggling for a better future while styling you along the way. Their artisans span the world, including Uganda, India, Ecuador, the US, among others. They also help families raise money for their own adoptions by giving 10% of trunk show sales directly to the adoptive family when they host one.

3 – Noonday, Evening Horizon Necklace

4 – Noonday, Cut Lace Earrings

5 – Epic Timepieces, The Catalyst Droplet in Plum
Why? For every Epic timepiece sold, Epic will provide clean drinking water for an individual in a developing country for an entire year through the distribution of ceramic water filters. The water filters that Epic distributes are capable of eliminating 13 diseases, thus making their current water source drinkable.

6 – Noonday, Half Moon Necklace

7 – Rural Revolution, Loyola Necklace or purchase from Roozt
Why? As a company, Rural Revolution believes in the power of employment and self-expression as a means for women to help sustain themselves and their communities culturally, economically, and physically. Each sale from our NOLA collection goes back into the Redeemer Presbyterian Rebuilding Fund of New Orleans.  Over 500 post Katrina homes have benefited from this fund and over 3,000 volunteers have donated their time and skills.

8 -Rural Revolution, Nina: Set of 3 Wood and Gold Bangles
Why? These bracelets are handcrafted from locally sourced woods and leathers by marginalized Muslim women in Northern India and designed by our partners at Raven + Lily. Proceeds from this collection go to fund literacy programs for the women artisans and their children in the community.

*I highly recommend joining Roozt (it’s as simple as putting in your email and making up a password). Joining will not only feed a child, but they sell some of the products above at a discounted member price.