Patty over at Magpies Nest http://bitze.wordpress.com/ came up with the most wonderful tutorial last week (17.11.08) and I finally managed to sit down and have a go at an inchie cube
I made the base out of thick card following the template then punched out 1" pics alternating blue and yellow which I glued on. I sanded it lightly then used a bit of Antique ink to tone the colour down a bit, I finished the edges with a heavy gold pen.
I threaded the cube onto wire but it didn't look quite right so I went for my ever faithful upholstory tacks instead! I could imagine a pile of these as part of a table decoration or even threaded onto a tag rather like the bookmarks you can get with beads hanging from the bottom.