If you take ultra chenille in two varying colors and connect them to your rotary vice and you SPIN, SPIN, SPIN...until they begin to twist over on themselves and then let go of the one end so they twist all togetheryou can get a cool looking candy cane effect. Then use a little dab of head cement or super glue to hold the twist together. Purple/pink. Purple/brown. Black/brown. Tan/brown. Not that I would know or anything.
How bout a dirt snake swap?