I'm really quite fond of these gloves...but no, I don't normally wear them to the beach. I dug up this photo from my archives of almost exactly two years ago, when I was planning to submit Seaside to Magknits for publication.
Ever wonder how I decided where to place the beads? (They are not spaced regularly, after all, but are supposed to look randomly scattered like droplets of water.) No? Well, I'll tell you anyway. After trying to place a few of them as I progressed, and ripping back more than once because I didn't like the spacing, I considered charting them all before knitting, but decided it would be very difficult to tell from the chart exactly where they would fall on the hand.
So I knit the first glove, and then sewed the beads on. When I was happy with their placement, I charted them, created a mirror image of the chart, and then knit them in on the second glove.