As a boy I collected all kinds of semi-precious stones and things of the like. In my box of treasures was this silver pearl. I made a pendant and presented it in the jewelry box I made my wife for Valentine’s Day.
To start I cut a section of ½” pipe. This pipe is in the electrical section at the hardware store. Five feet cost me $2.00. I chucked it in my lathe and used 400 grit sand paper followed by 800, and 2000 to polish it.
Doing this will make it eaisier to polish towards the end.