And before I got this posted I was working and found the instructions for bending tubing. Check out: Art Jewelry - September 2015 Issue - Tube Hoop Earrings. I found a suitable sized tubing in my old stash that I figured would work pretty good. I bent the steel rod - not an easy task - into a curve I thought would give me what I wanted in the final piece and gave the whole thing a steady yank through the drawplate. Hallelujah, I got that nice gentle curve I was after and cut my 5/8" piece off for my pendant.
Not quite done yet and I'm debating the merits of the ball on top of the tube but I think I'll go ahead and solder one on there since I think it mimic's the ball I want to add below the bead I've yet to create for the bottom. The repetition of the round form won't hurt a thing - even on a little piece.