Well, I was being a bit facetious with my so-called modelling pic but if it helped you that is really great!
I think you should have then so both handles and just not attach them. Then, take four silver rings from BE bags you aren't using at the moment and use those to attach them!!!
And yes, that is a great idea to tell Maria about this although I don't think she could come up with these removable rings very quickly....enough for the sale, etc. But I love that idea!!!!