These make easy work of picking up and sorting beads. They are available in many different shapes and sizes, some even look like little shovels. I don’t think one has an advantage over the other. Which one you use tends to be personal preference.

Link to bead scoop ($3.49) at KumihimoResource.com
Link to Bead Tray ($1.00 set of 2) at KumihimoResource.com