fringe method, with ten strands of fringe and seven beads in each strand. That makes 70 beads, plus one for the core for a total of 71. That's a lot of beads considering it's only 9mm across. If you want to make one, use a 6mm bead for the core. Each strand of fringe has 6 size 15/0 seed beads and one 2mm Swarovski crystal, placed randomly between the second and second to last bead on the strand. You can substitute a size 11/0 seed bead for the 2mm crystal, but I think the tiny crystals are what give it its personality.