So I think that the wire recommended by Knitty was a typo. I couldn't even find 34 gague wire, so I had to settle for 32 (which is thicker). It works, but it does not look like the pictures from the directions. And the napkin holders are thin and tiny. I understand that my big beads may be larger than the ones used, but even the seed beads compared to the wire looks wrong. I figure I'll just make one set out of this gague and buy 24 gague wire and make some more. Luckily they knit up pretty quickly. It takes longer to sew it up than it does to knit it.