I'm sure there are as many answers as beaders!
This nifty little ideas was posted in Bead and Button magazine.
It's a frisby! How clever.
|frisbee bead dish|
It's a lightweight, inexpensive beading surface by Shirley Dembo.
|plastic plates from IKEA|
|various trays from The Bead Diaries|
|fabric bead trays from Nimble Needle|
|bead buddy double bead tray|
Instead I usually take a plastic shoe box and use the lid with a piece of mead mat in it as my work surface.
I use the plastic shoe boxes to store most of my bigger beads, and tubes of seed beads anyway.
I have a couple of these plastic trays, I think they are paint trays.
They did have a flimsy plastic lid but that has long since broken.
It is quite good for seed bead projects.