Tip: polymer clay can be baked several times so you can assemble piece by piece, as long as you do not exceed oven temperatures of 300 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
With your cake decorating background, you may wish to consider experimenting with Vitrium® clay. Vitrium Clay is an air-dry resin clay that allows you to create lightweight, one-of-a-kind jewelry projects. The versatile clay can be rolled to a very thin layer without cracking for intricate designs. Opaque white clay can be used as is, or mixed with pigment to create a myriad of custom colors. Simply add a touch of oil, acrylic or watercolor paint or use just a dot from a colored marker or ballpoint pen and mix until blended. Vitrium Clay dries to a firm but still slightly flexible texture great for sculpting flowers.
- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert