If I ever do this doiley over again (and I may, it was a fun and quick doiley to make), I think I'd make the two inner chains white to better show off the rings.
We learned cluney tatting in class the last few weeks. I'm still trying to figure out how to properly close my cluney without it knoting or bunching up. This week we learned how to do split chains, which were easier than I expected and didn't have any trouble learning. Time consuming and fussy, but I did get it.