Just keeping it real here...
Today I tried using polymer clay for the first time. I've read all the warnings about keeping it separate from all food-related items, so I bought myself a little toaster oven to bake the clay in.
Yeah, not so smart.
This clay was white. White.
And oh, the stench!! And oh, the coldness in my house when I had to leave the doors and windows open for an hour to get rid of that stench.
So I almost threw the pieces out, but then I figured that it wouldn't harm anything to see how they'd look with the second coat of coloured clay that I was planning to do, and had already poured out anyhow.
This time, I cooked them in my oven. Double-wrapped in foil because I'm paranoid that way.
They didn't turn out too badly... for being burnt to a crisp originally.