are the 2mm rounds you saying about saltwater natural pearls??? or any other type...
nope, chinese freshwaters - they are really tiny little dots. I have white, black, pink and peach shades in rounds and ellipticals and I'm glad someone else drilled them!
Eh? No natural pearls...
natural coloured ones a-plenty on the website but no natural pearls listed or mentioned in this thread...
After a day and a night surfing the web and this forum website. I found this to be what I'm buying for use in drilling Freshwater pearl, since I already have Foredom Flex Shaft, this seem to be a perfect bridge between the wrist buster - hand held jig and the $1k machine. Just incase anyone will find this helpful, check this out.
My order is coming next week and I am anticipating a happy drilling
One of the big problems with a hand held machine is in holding the bit straight and steady. You are working with a 0.7mm drill bit which will happily snap on you if you blink too vigorously. Your best plan is to get a proper drill machine from China. I did and mine cost far less than $1k. unless it is a real heaviweight job, for use day in day out (such as Jeremy has I think) the standard machine will do the job just fine.
your next challenge of course is a source of 0.7mm drill bits, which blunt aften 5-10 pearls depending on type of pearl, and other variables, down to how sunny it is, I think.
Drilling pearls is difficult when it goes wrong but easy when it goes right.