What last minute things can I do before baking to make finishing easier? Before baking it's good to consider several things before your clay is cured. Pendants - Add a hole with a paperclip, so you don't have to drill one later. Earrings and pins - As long as your findings are metal you can add them before you bake. Imbed into the back so you do't have to glue them on after they are baked. Embellishments - Are you going to add stones or cabochons? If so, it would be so much nicer if you make the indentations for the settings before they are baked. Ornaments - will you be adding a screw eye for attaching a hook? By adding one before it bakes, you can save yourself a lot of time by doing it now.