The more threads you have the more gorgeous the chandelier - and the more work of course. Eight to twelve is good, but for this one I was lazy and just took six. You need to tape them because while you thread one the others will fly all over the place.
You thread as many beads as would make a nice lower part of the chandelier. Then you need a larger ring. For the first chandelier I used a junk bracelet, but this is just a plastic ring that I later covered with studs.
Now comes the tricky bit when you thread the upper part of the chandelier
When you have done that, another small ring to hold all the threads.
Then of course you need to form it a bit better.