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I've had many questions regarding the wire & bead sizes.
Since I live in Holland, we use a different metrics system than the US.
Dutch shops sell wires in millimeters:

Brass wire: 0,30 mm
Green/brown : 0,31 mm

It seems that the wires go somewhere between a 28 and 29 gauge.
You could use the following sizes:

Brass wire: 29 gauge
Green/brown : 28 gauge

Here's a little conversion table with a range from 25 - 35 gauge so you can decide for yourself what's the best size to use.

 

 

American Wire Gauge

Inches Millimeters
25 0.0179 0,4547
26 0.0159 0,4039
27 0.0141 0,3581
28 0.0126 0,3200
29 0.0112 0,2870
30 0.0100 0,2540
31 0.0089 0,2261
32 0.0079 0,2032
33 0.0070 0,1778
34 0.0063 0,1600
35 0.0056 0,1422


            
  = best size used for creating beaded flowers
 

 

 
Beads have their own sizes.

Here's a picture with the beads sizes and the sizes in millimeters.

 

 

 
I mostly use beads size 11/0.

You can best combine brass wire (0,30 mm / 29 gauge) with beads size 6/0 - 15/0.
Colored wires (0,31 mm / 28 gauge) go best with beads size 6/0 - 11/0.

Size 15/0 is fairly small and the brass (or silver) wire fits through it twice (although it gets narrow).
With the green (brown or white) wire it gets difficult. 
These wires are painted, that's the reason why they're somewhat thicker.
It's better to use beads size 15/0 on a single wire like basic techniques like #2, #4 or #5.

Just use your creativity and try different sizes beads and wire.
In time you'll get the hang of it and you'll know exactly what size beads go with what size wire.

 

 
Centimeters Inches
0.393701
5 1.968504
10 3.937008
15 5.905512
20 7.874016
25 9.842520
30 11.811024
35

13.779528

40

15.748031

45

17.716535

50

19.685039

60

23.622047

70

27.559055

80

31.496063

90

35.433071

100

39.370079

150 59.055118
200 78.740157