This is a project that couldn't be easier.
1. Source some one of a kind beads with a hole that's approximately 2mm. I found great color-themed beads at Hobby Lobby. I used one "WOW" bead surrounded by two coordinating beads for each holder.
2. Arrange the beads on the mandrel. You can use silicone to keep the beads in place, but it's not necessary.
Variations: weave lace or ribbon between the beads. Do seasonal or theme displays with lampworked animal beads, holiday beads or beads that represent a particular season.