One of the Trends this year is the "animal print". You will see it in clothing and furniture and beautiful jewelry. I love black and white, so I am drawn to the beautiful Zebra patterns.
Iris Mishly has a wonderful tutorial on "How to create animal skin millefiori canes" on her website. There are 7 amazing animal canes and I'm sure you will have fun creating all of them. Here is my take on a few of them. I haven't decided exactly what I will design with them, but my creative juices are flowing.