~I wouldn't make wands, but I think this idea would be great for using with HAIR! I used to use pencils to hold my hair up in a sloppy bun. These would be more decorative...just stop @ the point (step#7) when they are completely covered with decorative beads. It would be much prettier than pencils. :) I'd maybe seal the beads with a coat of mod podge...?
beautiful bubble wands - strong wire bent into a loop and wrapped ... then extending wire is threaded with beads of choice and then wire is twisted and tucked at end.