Yes, sometimes the yarnplayer can tat with ecru :-)
These are very simple! Just load up some beads onto your ball thread. Tat a mock ring (it's just a chain leaving a big loop at the beginning) halfway around a larger bead, with bead picots. Slip the bead onto the loop, put the shuttle through, and snug up the thread, not too tight. Then tat the rest of the way around the larger bead. Lock join into the beginning. Then put some of the ball thread onto a 2nd shuttle to tat the split rings.