I've been thinking about angels recently in a break from snowflakes, and really enjoyed this adorable angel pattern by Anne Bruvold, a clever use of both single shuttle split rings (SSSR) and self closing mock rings (SCMR) which tats up quickly.
I added a few stitches to
the body and removed a few picots from the head, but the major change was that because I find it awkward to hide the ends when finishing with a SCMR, I made these
backwards using a single shuttle - unwinding a short length of thread
let me work the body first using the short tail as the "shuttle" for the
SCMR, then I worked the skirt in split rings until I'd used up the short
tail and switched to SSSRs to finish, leaving only one end to hide in
the last true ring. This also avoided having to work in a second thread and
make this an excellent pattern to empty some shuttles.
Anne has generously shared the pattern (as well as many others) on her English pattern page here. I recommend bookmarking the page as her pattern PDFs do not link back to it, which is unfortunate.