I decided I needed a form to prevent tangling.
I decided to use a funnel to somewhat keep desired shape and prevent a mess or damage to the project.
Finishing up this step, I was hoping for something more rounded and taller. I still have fringe to add... will see what I have. My huband likes them for lamp shades instead of ornament bulbs, lol! The shape of the funnel aided in that perception of the project at this stage.
I placed the funnel on a 16-oz bottle for height.
I removed the funnel once I got a decent amount of fringe on - I switched to a taller 1-liter bottle besides.
So, if anyone would like to know step by step how this is done feel free to contact me, I'll be glad to help.