Holiday 2011 eNewsletter


How quickly this time of year comes around
The holidays will soon be upon us - AGAIN! This year I'm looking forward to spending time with family and friends and taking time out to give thanks for everything I have when I know there are many who have much less. I hope your holiday season will be filled with joy and laughter and time spent with loved ones.

As always, thanks for being an eNewsletter subscriber and happy holidays!
The Red Camel



Shipping in time for the holidays~

The USPS advises the following latest dates to ship for arrival in time for the holidays:
International - by December 16
Military delivery - by December 17
US domestic first class mail - by December 20
US domestic priority mail - by December 21
US domestic express mail - by December 22

Holiday Gift Ideas~
The Red Camel offers several ways to help find the perfect holiday gift! Take a look at the Holiday Gift Ideas category on the web site. Or make it easy on yourself by giving Tribal Jewelry Gift Packs listed in the Discount Lots category! And don't forget to update your own wish list so your friends and family can find your favorite items easily as well.

Gift Certificates~
If you're still not sure what to give for the holidays, Red Camel gift certificates are an easy way to let them pick what they want! Gift certificates are available in any amount and can be delivered to you for personal giving or to the recipient's own email box so they can use it right away!


Just for you! Now through the end of December, all pendants are 10% off original prices. Any pendant that is not currently on sale or listed as part of a discount lot is included. Get yourself a special little something by using coupon code HOLIDAYSNOW now through the end of December.



Why isn't express mail an available option when ordering through the web site?

Express mail is not listed as an option on the web site because many times I am away from the office (at vending events for example) that may prevent me from being able to send items by next day service. If you ever need to have an order delivered by express service, I will do everything I can to accommodate that request, but there are times when it may not be possible. Please email me for inquiries about express services.

Can I request express mail, signature delivery or some other delivery option that isn't listed on the web site?

The Red Camel's web hosting service does not support some shipping options. If you need to have an item delivered by UPS, have a delivery signed for, or you would like to request other shipping options not listed, just let me know by email. I can ship by most methods available, even if they aren't listed on the web site.

To request alternate shipping, email



Yemeni jewelry is distinctive. It is often colorful and the metalwork can be highly detailed with wirework, granulation and goldwash. Long ago, many of the master jewelers making silver Yemeni jewelry were Jewish. That beautiful Yemeni style is still alive today, although the Jewish masters have moved on. If you find a signed piece of silver jewelry from Yemen that is older, chances are it is from a master Jewish jeweler!

Necklaces and a few rings have finally arrived with more expected soon. The unrest and conflict in Yemen and Saudi Arabia right now have made it very difficult to get items from that area. My contact was able to ship a few pieces, but delivery took a very long time and we are still working to make things run a bit more smoothly. In the meantime, the items shown at right are currently in stock and available. Please email for more info and prices.




Small cotton Turkoman style tassels are often the perfect thing to polish off your costume. The Red Camel has deep red and black cotton/silk blend single 4 inch tassels in stock right now. These little beauties have a loop at one end with a removable blue bead, and white glass beads at the other. Priced at only $1 each, they are quite affordable and look amazing in a large mass at the bottom of a belt. Great for any of one thousand uses!



Chain fringe has been a favored tribal costuming component for many years. Not only does it add a movement to a costume, but also a bit of jingle and reflects light well.

Using handmade chain fringe isn't difficult but it's important to remember a couple of things. First, since the links are handmade, be sure not to clip the chain too short for the space you wish to decorate. Use a pair of wire cutters to clip the appropriate link. Remove the small left over pieces since they will be sharp.

Sew the chain to your costume by looping sturdy upholstery or craft thread through one end of every link, keeping your stitches consistent. Don't make your stitches too tight or the chain will draw up and become shorter as you go. Leaving a little bit of slack in your thread will help keep the chain nice and straight and help to keep it from bunching.




January 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2012
3rd Coast Tribal
Ft. Worth, TX

February 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2012
Decatur, GA

March 10 thru 17
Tribal Village with Carolena Nericcio & Megha Gavin
Bloomington, IN

March 23, 24, & 25
Art of the Belly
Ocean City, MD

March 31 and April 1

Deb Rubin Workshops
Elk Grove Village (Chicago), IL

April TBA
Red Camel Open House

April 28 & 29
Sherri Wheatley Workshops
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 available 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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