FREE POLYMER CLAY TUTORIAL - it looks like the link has disappeared but this image is clear enough. An easy way to create holes in your veneer using a ball stylus. Click the pic anyway, as the link does have a whole pile of handy mini-tutes.
mokume-gane with SPECKS from coffee/spices
Polymer tutorials: Mokumé, etc.(translate or use use the pictures)
Many different tutorials Polymer clay Tutorials for canes. Take a peak to get the basics. Difference between the glass beads I make and poly-clay is that it's more forgiving, and everything doesn't happen in 5 seconds at over a degree torch.