Those little orange stars are about 1/2" wide; the jump ring beside them is a 6mm if that gives you any indication.
This is blurry but shows a bit more of the star detail:
These are the first of many, for a beading contest running currently in Beadwork Magazine . It is their 15th anniversary; they will be running beaded bead patterns in all issues in 2012 and then you create a piece with each of the five different beads, to be judged.
Right up my alley I thought!
So far, I have one completed bead from the Feb/Mar first issue, and the above is the second one I'm working on.