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There are two main spirals that form the top and bottom of this puzzle .   Anywhere around the middle part of the globe, nothing is symmetrical .

This view is overlooking the top spiral, the bottom spiral is resting on the table .

Notice the pentagram formed by the overlapping of the sticks .

Starting with stick 1, and working in a clockwise rotation, overlap each succeeding stick and connect the strings (a little past the midway point) to the top end of each previous stick, as shown in picture .

Orient the strings so that they face away from the spiral .

Place the knotted end of the string of the under-sticks in the up position .

Place stick 1 of the second spiral parallel to stick 1 of the first spiral, again with their strings facing away from the spiral core .

Make two connections as shown by the circles .

Working in a counter-clockwise rotation, continue adding the rest of the sticks of the second spiral, overlapping the bottom end of each previous stick .

The picture depicts a complicated viewing, but don't despair, we're almost to the end .   You're now set up for the final connections !

Red is for the first spiral, blue for the second spiral .

Notice that stick 1 (second spiral) has moved out of its parallel position to link up with the string of stick 2 (second spiral) over to the righthand side of stick 3 (first spiral) .

Stick 2 is connected to the string of stick 3

This side view of the connection of stick 2 shows the structure starting to 'bloatup'.

Stick 3 (side view) is connected to the string of stick 4

Stick 4 (side view) is connected to the string of stick 5

Stick 5 (side view) is connected to the string of stick 1

Stick 5 (top view)
This is the position your puzzle will assume when removing the ball from the purchased versions .

All that needs to be done from here on is to adjust the stick ends by sliding them along the strings (of both spirals) so that they are all equidistant from each other, and your puzzle assumes full global structuring .