Nice project book from the library
I wanted to tell y'all about this book I found in the library while scanning the shelves in the juvenile section. I don't know why it's considered juvenile; the projects are mostly very elegant, IMO, and although they're not difficult, they're not "kid stuff" either.
It's called Modelling Clay "Decorative Projects for the Home by Penny Boylan The clay they use is self-hardening modelling clay, but most of the projects could be adapted to other types.
Some of my favorite projects are "Rose Drawer Handles"-- shown on a small chest of drawers with crackle finish; and a curtain rod finial that is silver leaf-ed (I would never have dreamed it could be that easy! My favorite is a clock and they have the template for that in the back.
Just thought you might want to consider this title sometime for inspiration! :-]