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 .