the first step to any shape is turning that clump into a chain. starting with one or two speks, patiently pull a chain from your tangled mess.
wrap your chain around your finger to create a tube. ready for something neat? pull it out back into a chain and repeat.
start by wrapping your chain around a ring of 6 speks and keep going. eventually you’ll have a hexagonal sheet with interlocking speks.
again, start with your chain and zig-zag them back and forth folding at the highlighted speks. the speks will be lined up side by side.
speks not connecting in a chain? or fitting together interlocked instead of aligned? flip them! magnets are funny, but this will fix it most of the time!
6 sided shape.
start with a ring of 6 speks. wrap the chain around the ring until there are 3 speks on each side. the speks will be interlocking.
five sided shape.
start with a ring of 5 speks. wrap the chain around the ring until there are 3 speks on each side. this shape will not be flat.
four sided shape.
start with a ring of 4 speks. wrap the chain around the ring until there are 3 speks on each side. this shape will be even less flat!
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