It seems that when one falls in love with polymer clay, they start making things like an obsessed person, trying every technique they can find. This is great. I’m all for enthusiasm! But when you move onto the next technique before mastering it, the overall quality of your work doesn’t improve. You become a master of consuming techniques, not a master of crafting excellence.
I’ve watched it happen so many times that an enthusiastic newbie gets six months into a serious polymer clay habit and then looks at the boxes of mediocre projects with dismay and alarm. The question is asked, “What can I do with all this…um…learner-level stuff?”
Unless your beginner stuff was better than mine, don’t give it away. Nobody needs more amateur craft STUFF. Some pieces can be upgraded or used as the “core” for new art.
But the most important point here is what next? When you realize you have too much… it’s time to improve the quality of what you DO make. Take more time with it. Refine your skills and make better use of your resources. It’s a waste to keep churning out mediocre things. Don’t bake until it’s just the way you want.