Here are some other shots of the veneer, including one that shows how translucent it is.
I have one little issue and may have to experiment. If I flip veneer over when applying it to base (bead or whatever), colors would be protected, and then I could sand and polish to get a nice sheen, however, wondering whether the last layers (white) would not show up at all. So I will have to try it. more on the results later.