I used some vintage-looking fabric, and made push pins by gluing owl buttons to plain metal push pins. It held everything perfectly--even the new beads I bought.
Here are a few of my favorite beach pics:
Hannah and Katie
Travis with a gun on the U.S.S. North Carolina battleship
Hannah, Katie and me (my hair got a bit wild in the back)
Storm clouds over the ocean
Katie, Travis and Hannah
We had a blast! I wound up visiting a local bead shop twice, and also picked up a beautiful copper pendant at a farmer's market. I'll post pics ASAP!