Sounds like you are having all kinds of fun.
Here's a picture of a single coil.
After assembly I spray my bobbins with a spray lacquer.
I let dry. Then I tape the magnets with one layer of scotch tape.
I wind the bobbin.
When I get done I solder the black ground to start lead.
I solder the white wire to the finish lead.
I hook up my DVOM (Ohm Meter) to the black wire (Start).
I should not read continuity from the black to any magnet.
I should read desired DCR from black to white wire.
It sounded like you had 2 problems.
It sounded like you had white wire to start lead and it was shorted to the magnet.
The other thing you didn't solder the wire together.
with the dark brown PE wire you have to lightly sand the wire so it will take solder.
You will probably need to cut the wire off and start over.
Are you winding Clockwise , or Counter Clockwise?
Keep us posted.