There must be a couple dozen different techniques here for faux stones with inclusions. Lots of great ideas, and no reason to stop at making simple beads. These recipes could be used to make anything with polymer clay. Polymer Clay Tutorial - Faux Stone
Faux Sea Glass or Beach Glass Polymer Clay Tutorial by Beadcomber, polymer clay to look like beach glass.
Camille Young - faux opal - Premo, Kato liquid polyclay, iridescent flakes - baked little clumps of iridescent flakes mixed with liquid clay on a piece of glass so they were easy to remove, took cream coloured Premo and stuck the 'opals' all over (rough side up) and textured the surface. After curing mixed some liquid clay with some burnt umber oil paint and wiped the mixture into the rough spots around the opals for a little colour variation and then I gave it a final bake
ITS HERE!!!!! The Crackle Technique Tutorial - One of a Kind Jewelry for One of a Kind You
1. take all kinds of leftover and cane's ends 2. chop them 3.press them to a lamp 4.roll them to a cane 5. start to twist the cane 6. twist it until you're satisfied with the stripes width 7.put the cane in the pasta machine, No 1, and press it so it would be easier to run it through 8.this is how it look after I run it through No1 9.run it through No 3,4 etc. 10. cut the borders 11. from the other part of the initial cane you get a different pattern of stripes