You might try looping them the other way. Like instead of running the end through from the front (as seen in your picture), try running it through from the back. Ideally, when on the bridle, they should look like this.
Those look nice. If I have a smaller bit ring then they might not fit so nicely though. I'll just have to oil them and see if I can play around with them. I don't think I can return them, so I might just be stuck =p thanks for the pic =]