I tat a LARGE picot at the end of the split ring, and after I close it, attach the bead, ending with a ds on top. Then the next split ring. There has to be one more stitch on the first half of the split ring because of the added picot.
This might be pretty! The thread is the crochet cotton, #16, whatever that is! Kind of like a #20, but softer and only a three ply. It has a nice shine, though.