Manasquan's Findings Uses Vintage Components To Handcraft One-Of-A-Kind, Modern Jewelry

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"Findings was born in 2007 after I took a jewelry making class in New York City for fun. After taking home what I learned from this experience, I began to play around with creating my own bracelets.

This lead me to design the "Original" charm bracelet, the piece that is the foundation of a jewelry line which has since amassed to over 100 styles of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more for Findings.

We love bringing sentiment to our customers in the pieces we use. Many times customers comment that they remember the vintage elements from their grandmother or mother, and when they buy our pieces, it allows them to be stylish and have those memories with them.

Each piece of Findings jewelry is handmade in our New Jersey-based studio and utilizes a wide range of vintage components.

From keys, brooches, coins, pearls, buttons, and chain, everything we create is one-of-a-kind in its own right (prices range from $10 - $58.)

We use some new chains and clasps to ensure the quality of each jewelry item is top notch, but the statement elements are always truly vintage.

Since Findings has been in business, we have traveled the country to retail and wholesale tradeshows, such as AmericasMart in Atlanta and the Country Living Fairs in NY, OH, GA, TN and more.

After ten years of growth, travel, and experience in business, we took a new opportunity to open our first brick-and-mortar store and studio space in Manasquan, New Jersey in September 2017."

~ Joanna Madden, Owner & Designer, Findings (R) and Ali Glass, Designer & Manager (L)

115 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736

🕛 Store Hours*:
Wed - Sat | 10 - 5
*Extended hours coming soon.

💻Shop Findings Online:

Instagram: @myfunkyfindings

Asbury Park's Swagger & Blade: A Modern Take On The Old-School Barber Parlor


💈✂ Meet Shane Bruno, Owner & Master Barber at Swagger and Blade in Asbury Park and Wanamassa.

When Shane opened Swagger & Blade, he set out to "recreate an old-school gentlemen's barber shop with a modern take."

Swagger & Blade's website says their "attention is on the details," and we can't agree more because we experienced this on all fronts--

✂ Their meticulous work (first discovered in their Instagram feed)

💈The authentic vintage old-school barbershop vibe, and

💻 A streamlined, modern customer experience by leveraging modern technology

Swagger & Blade's attention to detail was immediately noticeable when I went to their website to learn a little more before calling to make an appointment, which I never had to do.

Aside from the being greeted by a full-screen lineup of barbers who mean business about their business, the website was the starting point for taking us through a modern customer experience.

First, I browsed through the barbers' clever bios, which read more like character descriptions.

Then, I was able to book my son's appointment by selecting the type of service, barber, location, and the appointment time.

Immediately after scheduling and again within a couple of hours before the appointment, I received confirmations via email with the option to change/cancel the appointment.

When we arrived for my son's appointment, we were immediately greeted by his barber, @alexdlevine, who cut my son's hair with care and precision.✂

My son was happy with the cut, and he left feeling like he just had a really cool experience.

The next day I received a very simple follow-up email, thanking us for our business and politely asking for a Google review, a "like" on FB and a "follow" on Instagram (with links.)

Our experience with Swagger & Blade came full circle via technology.

It started when I discovered them on Instagram and ended with a Google review.

So while Shane successfully recreated the vintage barber parlor experience, he also creates a modern customer experience (that feels more like an attentive, old-fashioned way of doing business) by leveraging modern technology.


Asbury Park
621 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
1411 Wickapecko Drive, Ocean Township, NJ 07712
✂ Haircuts
💈Beard Trims
✂ VIP Shave with Mask
💈Reduced rates for boys (12 & under), seniors, vets, cops, fire

☎ 732-361-5400

Instagram: @swaggerandblade
Facebook: swaggerandblade