gaugenyc

Metal letters, numbers, wire words, initial jewelry

Bronx, New York
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Announcement    ATTENTION: We are swamped with orders! Please put a comment in the note to seller with a must have by date, when you place an order. If you need it sooner than the shown ship date, please add $25 Expedite fee when you check out. This is not an express shipping, but we will prioritize your order and process it faster.

Thank you for all your support! We are nearing 10,000 sales. Thank you for acknowledging quality and craftmanship, we are so grateful.

Gauge Inc. located in Bronx, 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, they 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.

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Last updated on May 7, 2022

ATTENTION: We are swamped with orders! Please put a comment in the note to seller with a must have by date, when you place an order. If you need it sooner than the shown ship date, please add $25 Expedite fee when you check out. This is not an express shipping, but we will prioritize your order and process it faster.

Thank you for all your support! We are nearing 10,000 sales. Thank you for acknowledging quality and craftmanship, we are so grateful.

Gauge Inc. located in Bronx, 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, they 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.

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Sales 9,516
On Etsy since 2009

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.

Shop members

  • 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!

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
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.

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