I am a very newbie into polymer clay and I am really confused about all the different things that are said about everything. It sounds like alot of work. I wanted to do this so I could raise money for a non profit organization for our feline population. I bought a couple cute cat push molds to make some pins to sell on our sites. They also asked me to try some jewelry. I trimmed the edges after pushing the uncured clay out of the mold and baked them. Is this the proper way? My figures came out dull and cheap looking so I brushed them with a gloss finish made by Sculpy. They shine but look raggy still. I guess practice makes perfect, huh?