"engraved stone lettering words" - this is a great tutorial on stamping (rubber stamps and other methods as well) into polymer clay. Tutorial covers a LOT of basic polymer clay techniques, great for beginners and will give you a good start working with the medium. ~TA
DIY Clay Beads ~ made over a paper clip! - Roll polymer clay around wire then impress images with rubber stamps. After baking, fill in the stamped areas with paint and wipe away the excess. When the paint is dry apply Distress Inks and heat set. Viola!