I love the warmth and glow that translucent clay imparts to a piece. Recently, I made a couple of blended "cell" canes that have a lot of translucent in them. I call them cell canes because they remind me of a group of cells clustered together, or perhaps a bit like the inside of a bee hive. Each "cell" is a bull's eye blend fading to translucent, with a white polymer wrap around it. Of course, once you've made a cane, the next challenge is to use it. I decided to make hollow tube beads, keeping the irregular edges as part of the shape. I made a set which I combined into a necklace. I had done a similar necklace with this type of cane a few months ago in a different color combination. I really like the way the navy pearls and light blue crystals complement the tube beads.
Just for fun, I decided to try something a bit different. I made just one larger tube, and figured out a way to hang some chains with pearls from the inside of the tube. The results are shown here. I really like the way these turned out. I particularly like the look of something hanging from inside the tube, and will have to give this idea more time soon.