My name is Pam. I LOVE beading. I started beading in 2001 and still love it. I have sold a few pieces to friends, but have given many gifts. I really like making rosaries. I’ve made them for all of my Catholic friends and former students for their Quinceneras (15th birthday celebrations). I retired in June 2011. I live in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. I’m about 8 miles from the closest bridge to Mexico and about 15 miles from the next closest bridge that we used to use the most. However, with the Cartel violence, I no longer cross the border. There are 2 nice shops about a mile from this side of the border at our favorite crossing. One is a branch of one of our 2 favorite places to buy Mexican goods. They are as cheap or a little cheaper than in Mexico at least for now.