gaugenyc

Metal letters, numbers, wire words,initial jewelry

New York, United States · 4778 Sales

gaugenyc

Metal letters, numbers, wire words,initial jewelry

New York, United States 4778 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(832)

Announcement   Welcome to our Etsy shop! We are the original designers of words and initials in metal wire and metal strips.

Gauge Inc. located in Brooklyn, NY has been handcrafting unique objects in metal for many years. Founded by Paul Smotrys, a self-taught artist, he started showing his sculpture in Philadelphia in his early twenties. “I’ve always been fascinated by the opposing properties of metal. For example, hard/soft, sharp/smooth, immediate/laborious.”

He met Mie back in 1985, together they started making jewelry. They showed their collection at wholesale shows, Paul made a sign in aluminum, "Gauge nyc" to display in the booth. First customer asked if the letters were for sale, then said no. The second, then the third asked, they said yes.

That was the beginning of designing and making of metal objects in monograms, letters, numbers and words.
It's always have been important to make every item by hand. the products are so clean and simple, the quality had to be superb and it needed to have that individual, show of hand that only handmade items would have.

Some of their objects include decorative letters and words in many styles. Personal cake toppers, coolest initial jewelry in 14k gold and sterling silver.
They have a patented design of wire words with bent back prongs that goes into a wall, making the words to "float" Now imitated by so many designers.

Gauge nyc is truly a pioneer in personalization industry in metal wire and sheets. They now sell all over the world to discerning stores and customers, but still manages to hand craft every item in the studio, beginning to end.


We can ship internationally, please convo us about shipping costs.

ATTENTION: Every item of ours-Gauge Inc. AKA Gauge nyc are copyright protected. They've been documented, as to when, where and how they were designed with the U.S. government.

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 1, 2016

Welcome to our Etsy shop! We are the original designers of words and initials in metal wire and metal strips.

Gauge Inc. located in Brooklyn, NY has been handcrafting unique objects in metal for many years. Founded by Paul Smotrys, a self-taught artist, he started showing his sculpture in Philadelphia in his early twenties. “I’ve always been fascinated by the opposing properties of metal. For example, hard/soft, sharp/smooth, immediate/laborious.”

He met Mie back in 1985, together they started making jewelry. They showed their collection at wholesale shows, Paul made a sign in aluminum, "Gauge nyc" to display in the booth. First customer asked if the letters were for sale, then said no. The second, then the third asked, they said yes.

That was the beginning of designing and making of metal objects in monograms, letters, numbers and words.
It's always have been important to make every item by hand. the products are so clean and simple, the quality had to be superb and it needed to have that individual, show of hand that only handmade items would have.

Some of their objects include decorative letters and words in many styles. Personal cake toppers, coolest initial jewelry in 14k gold and sterling silver.
They have a patented design of wire words with bent back prongs that goes into a wall, making the words to "float" Now imitated by so many designers.

Gauge nyc is truly a pioneer in personalization industry in metal wire and sheets. They now sell all over the world to discerning stores and customers, but still manages to hand craft every item in the studio, beginning to end.


We can ship internationally, please convo us about shipping costs.

ATTENTION: Every item of ours-Gauge Inc. AKA Gauge nyc are copyright protected. They've been documented, as to when, where and how they were designed with the U.S. government.

Paul Smotrys

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Paul Smotrys

Balance for Ambelry
US$43.00
Whimsical Lariat Necklaces
US$80.00
Zodiac sign/Horoscope necklaces
US$100.00
I love food metal signs
US$20.00
Heart Necklaces
US$70.00
Wedding Cake Topper- Monogram
US$15.00
Wire "love" word sculpture, new size!
US$60.00
love aluminum metal sign
US$35.00
Giant wire words. ex: love, sweet dreams
US$99.00
Custom metal sign-wire words
US$10.00
Word sculpture-long words
US$40.00
State necklace-TX
US$90.00
Custom link for Rebecca M
US$168.00
Custom Aluminum Sign-Standing
US$10.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(832)
Lisa Meier

Lisa Meier on Aug 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am simply in Love with this product. The seller was extremely wonderful to work with. Will definitely purchase from here again!

kerry trimmer

kerry trimmer on Aug 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love these so much! Exactly as described, look great and shipped quickly in great condition.

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Updates

Look how cute these necklaces are! Comes in two sizes. Check it out!
Doing a show at NY Now, have our mid size poetics up! Come and get itgrinning

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Wire "love" word sculpture, new size!
US$60.00
Beautiful wedding with our letters on the newlywed's tableheart️Photo by Lauren Scotti

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About

Ahead of the metal curve

Gauge Inc. located in Brooklyn, NY has been handcrafting unique objects in metal for many years. Founded by Paul Smotrys, a self-taught artist, he started showing his sculpture in Philadelphia in his early twenties. “I’ve always been fascinated by the opposing properties of metal. For example, hard/soft, sharp/smooth, immediate/laborious.”

He met Mie back in 1985, together they started making jewelry. They showed their collection at wholesale shows, Paul made a sign in aluminum, "Gauge nyc" to display in the booth. First customer asked if the letters were for sale, then said no. The second, then the third asked, they said yes.

That was the beginning of designing and making of metal objects in monograms, letters, numbers and words.
It's always have been important to make every item by hand. the products are so clean and simple, the quality had to be superb and it needed to have that individual, show of hand that only handmade items would have.

Some of their objects include decorative letters and words in many styles. Personal cake toppers, coolest initial jewelry in 14k gold and sterling silver.

Gauge nyc is truly a pioneer in personalization industry in metal wire and sheets. They now sell all over the world to discerning stores and customers, but still manages to hand craft every item in the studio, beginning to end.

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  • Paul Smotrys

    Owner

    A self-taught artist, he started showing his sculpture in Philadelphia in his early twenties. “I’ve always been fascinated by the opposing properties of metal. For example, hard/soft, sharp/smooth, immediate/laborious.”

  • Mie

    Partner/wife

    Full time Painter, part time Gauger. Makes sure everything flows in the studio. Paul and Mie have been together since 1985.

  • Massi and Manwa

    Assistant

    We have Manwa, Massi and camera shy Oscar and Jului helping us make everything. They all have specialty like soldering, finishing, etc. but we try to switch the jobs around to make it more fun.

  • Otto

    Our Baby

    Otto comes to the studio when he is off from school, to learn some trade secrets!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 6, 2016
Welcome to the Gauge nyc online shop. We make all of our items by hand in Brooklyn, NY. Each item we sell is an individual artisan creation.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We currently accept Paypal as the preferred method of payment. Paypal users should use a verified account. Orders shipped to addresses in NY are subject to 8.375% sales tax. Please contact us directly regarding for information regarding cancellations. Note that custom orders sometimes cannot be canceled once production has started.
Shipping
We ship within the United States using UPS or USPS. Insurance for the full amount of your purchase is included in our shipping costs and is required.

Allow 7-10 days for delivery. Expedited shipping is available upon request. You will receive an email with tracking information once your shipment has been processed.

We ship internationally using USPS.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please note our items are handmade to order and are carefully inspected before being shipped. If not sastified, contact us within 48 hours for information regarding exchanges or credit. Custom orders cannot be returned or exchanged.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please include any variable information (like letter, phrase or plating option) as a note to seller with your order. You can always contact us through our contact link on our main page. We are open to bulk and wholesale requests.

Thanks again for your visit!