|The thread goes through the metal ring twice|
I recently acquired some black split rings that I really like, but I discovered that I can't use my special split ring pliers to open them because the force of using the tool scratches the black coating on this particular finding. So, I unwound my shuttle to string them onto the thread. Not a big deal, since at that point the tatting is nearly done, anyway.
A previous post about this subject is found at: http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/2008/04/adding-jump-ring.html
|"Wondrous Window" pendant from "Up and Tat 'Em" book|