These are a new design I came up with this week. There is only one split ring at the top, to climb out to the 2nd round. The center beads are added over picots while joining. The other beads are strung onto the thread. They are on the second shuttle, but since that shuttle is only used once, it's basically just like having them on the ball thread.
I like ending earrings with a tatted ring joined to the finding -- it gives me somewhere to hide the ends!