Holiday 2010 Newsletter


Happy holiday season to you all!

I'm never quite ready for the holidays when they arrive, but this year they really seem to have sneaked up on me! I'll get right to the point so you can keep going with your own holiday preparations.

The new Red Camel Designs jewelry items have been a great success! I've been making pieces that can be worn everyday but that have traditional tribal elements either in style or the pieces used to make them. These pieces will make great gifts for dancers and non-dancers alike! I'll be restocking the Red Camel Designs collection as fast as I can as the holidays approach so you have a chance to pick up a few pieces for yourself or for gifts. And don't forget to update your own WISH LIST and give it to your family and friends so they know exactly what you'd like.Red Camel Gift Certificates also make great gifts and are available in any amount.

A Little Something For Yourself?
If that special person in your life needs a little help with shopping, I've created a special category on the web site just for Holiday Gift Ideas. This section is filled with items that make great gifts for anyone who loves tribal adornment! As in the past, I'm also offering shopping consultation for husbands, partners, and anyone who might need a little help figuring out the right item, style or fit for the special dancer in their life. (I am happy to provide this service absolutely free of charge.) They can email me at or call the office at 314.962.3522 - I'll be happy to assist.

This Month's Web Tip:
The "My Red Camel" section of the web site is where you can create your account, fill up your wish list and track orders! You can save address information and manage your password there too. You can find the link to "My Red Camel" on the menu bar at the top of the page under the header. If you have any questions about using the web site, please email me at

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December Enewsletter Special
Have you been looking at some of the fantastic Indian tribal silver items listed in the Old Tribal Silver Section? Maybe you'd like an indian coin necklace or a wirework bracelet? This is the time to get them! This enewsletter coupon code is for 15% off any Indian or Nepali item on the web site. Just use coupon code IND1210KYG in the appropriate checkout field and the 15% discount will be applied to your purchase. This special runs through December 31, 2010 and includes all regularly priced Indian and Nepali items. Great for yourself or for gifts! (Does not include sale or discount lots.)



This is very similar to the headpiece that Sharon Kihara purchased from Red Camel several years ago that some of you have asked about and is seen in so many of her photos. This peice would look fantastic on the beautiful headpieces worn by fusion dancers.

12.5 inches long from end to end. The 'net' is about 3.25 inches wide. Not sterling but contains some tribal silver. Very clean and in great condition. Lightweight and would be easy to wear. $225

You can see all the details and more photos here.




This necklace
is strung with the typical large beads, but the colors on this one are weighted a bit more toward red than usual. Copal, glass and stone beads look lovely with the taguemout (egg) pendant enameled in traditional colors.

You can see more details and photos here.

Most of the pieces like this that I receive never make it to the web site. If you are looking for one of these large necklaces, please let me know or keep an eye on the sneak peeks!



what these are and where they come from? These beautiful little pieces are called talhakimt or tanfouk and are worn in Mali and Mauritania in the Sahara and West Africa as hair ornaments and pendants. This design originated in India in the 1800s but was produced in pressed glass in Czechoslovakia for African trade beginning in the early 1900s.

They come in many colors, including the red, blue and green you may have seen, plus yellow, light blue, white and black. Some colors are much more rare than others and can be very expensive. You can find these in a variety of sizes from very tiny to over 3 inches in length. Some are even made of beautiful natural agate.




3rd Coast Tribal
January 6 - 9
Ft. Worth, TX

Onca Workshops

January 29 & 30
Indianapolis, IN

Tribal Con VII
February 24 - 27
Atlanta, GA

Angels & Absinth
March 3, 4 & 5
St. Louis, MO

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 about bringing The Red Camel to you! For all vending inquiries, please contact me by email and I'll get you on the calendar.


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