August 2010 Newsletter


Hi everyone! I'm finally getting used to the hot weather and now I'm hearing rumors that school is about to start!! I still have lots of hummingbirds visiting my garden feeder and goldfinches fighting over the thistle and sunflower seeds, but I guess it's time to turn my attention to... fall costuming!!

I've noticed that you all have been really busy buying up lots of chain, coins, mirrors and other DIY components. I still have more stock that I'll upload to the web site as soon as I can, but in anticipation that the next month or so will continue at the current pace, I'll will be restocking DIY things soon just to keep up with demand. I want to see photos of all the costume pieces you're making! I know they'll be fantastic!

My sister is still busy inventing new costume items for TRC Designs and I'm making a tentative foray into putting together some jewelry pieces that will combine tribal and fusion styles to add to The Red Camel collection. Now that I'm used to the new web site, I have some extra time to be creative! I'll keep you up-to-date on my progress.

By now I hope you all have had a chance to visit and get used to the new web site. I know it's taken me a while to get acclimated, but it seems to be going well for most of us. If you have any issues with accessing any parts of the site, or if you have trouble getting it to work correctly for you, please let me know. Your feedback is sometimes the only way to know if something is amiss. You can email me with questions, comments and any issues you may be having at

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August Special!
This month's enewsletter special is all about the basics! Since Kuchi items seem to be a staple jewelry component for most tribal dancers, during the month of August any regularly priced item that has the word "Kuchi" in the title will be available at 10% off the regular price. Just use coupon code SUMMERKUCHI10 in the appropriate checkout field and the discount will be applied to your purchase!!

Google Places!

The Red Camel was selected as one of the first small businesses to be included in Google's new map feature 'Google Places'. A Google representative was in the office last week to take photos of both the inside and outside of the office. This project will take several months to implement, but when it is finished you will be able to see photos of the office before you stop by to stock up on tribal goodness!



My sister made a gorgeous lace bustle Victorian style costume belt for TRC Designs. The bustle is completely removable so the belt can be worn alone if you wish. Comes as a set with a matching belly drape. You can get all the details here on the new web site!





I got these at a great price, so I'm able to list them slightly lower than they normally would be. A great deal on something you don't see everyday! They are currently on the web site for $15 apiece. Usually worn as pendants, hair adornment and for other personal decorative purposes in Mali and Mauritania.

These look fantastic with a simple piece of satin cord or ribbon looped through the hole and worn as a necklace. Or buy several and use on costuming belts a la Rachel Brice!



Recently arrived! There are two different styles. A wirework style with a more delicate look, and another 3-row style that is simpler with more attitude! The wirework cuffs are nearly sold out, so if you'd like to pick up a pair, now would be the time!

Wirework style

3-row style




Zoe Jakes Workshop
August 13
St. Louis, MO

Abure Workshops
September 10 & 11
Paducah, KY

Tribal Dreams Festival
November 5, 6 & 7
Lincoln, NE

Onca Workshops
November 20 & 21
Indianapolis, IN

DON'T FORGET! Orders over $175 qualify for the 15% troupe discount. Get your dance friends together to place your order and enjoy some great savings. Choose from almost anything on the web site, including do-it-yourself items and most textiles. (Sale and certain specialty items not eligible.) This discount is available at all times for qualifying order amounts. Please email me for details.

IN THE ST. LOUIS AREA OR COMING SOON? If you're going to be in the St. Louis area, let me know and I'll be happy to arrange a time for you to stop by the office to see all my wonderful tribal goodies at one time! I try to keep normal office hours as much as possible and am availalbe to meet with you at other times that are mutually convenient. Check hours and appointment times for available days.

VENDING - The Red Camel is available to vend at your event! I am usually available to vend throughout the Midwest region. If you are outside the Midwest region, contact me and we can talk! For all vending inquiries, please contact me by email and I'll get you on the calendar.

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