I cut some into pieces while the micro is heating or waiting on molds to cool ect. There is always some down time ..
( mite be 3-4 mins at a time ) Just work on it a little at a time and do not get behind on cutting it up. Do not let it build up before cutting .
I keep all colors separated even salted and not salted. but If you do not make a lot of baits you can sort in 4 colors - Blacks,,,, Greens ,,,Browns and Purples .. them 4 colors work to reuse all colors just use 4 bags or cans ect . I do not reuse pearls unless just melting them together .