Etched by the Sea

Capitola, California
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Announcement    Etched by the Sea creates sea glass art, books, stickers, magazines, and coastal art. We publish Beachcombing, the magazine dedicated to sea glass, shells, rocks, coastal living, and beach destinations.

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Last updated on Apr 15, 2022

Etched by the Sea creates sea glass art, books, stickers, magazines, and coastal art. We publish Beachcombing, the magazine dedicated to sea glass, shells, rocks, coastal living, and beach destinations.

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Looking for Bling Beach Glass Windows? You can now find them at


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Kirsti Scott

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About EtchedbytheSeaShop

Sales 8,282
On Etsy since 2016

Etched by the Sea is an eco-friendly and sustainable business.

Sustainability at Etched by the Sea starts with the sea glass I collect on beaches around the world, which was originally trash that was thrown in the water but has been transformed by the waves into soft, rounded nuggets of glass. I upcycle these frosted pieces into art, jewelry, and accessories. In addition to picking up sea glass, I pick up garbage on the beaches every time I beachcomb to help leave the beach better than I found it.

Etched by the Sea is a 100% solar-powered home-based business, with all of my electricity coming from the solar array on my roof. I recycle all paper, metal, and plastic waste. If you receive a package with packing peanuts or packaging air bags, those are recycled from packages I received containing the supplies I use to make my products.

It’s all part of my commitment to the planet and our environment.

Shop members

  • Kirsti Scott

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I am an avid seaglass collector and professional graphic designer, and I love creating art and designs with sea glass and sea pottery. I hope you enjoy having my sea glass , pottery, and shell designs in your home as much as I loved creating them!

  • Alex


    Alex is a graduate of Stanford University with degrees in Biology and Theater. A scientist, designer, and artist, she interested in evolution, animal behavior, art, graphic design, and acting. She paints our beautiful miniatures on sea pottery.

  • Phyllis Ford


    Phyllis Ford is an amazing needlewoman, a whiz with yarn, thread, and fabrics. When she's not crafting, she's hanging out with her twins, brewing craft sake with her husband, or designing intuitive online interfaces for Fortune 500 companies.

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Shop policies

Last updated on Jun 21, 2018


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Last updated on May 18, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Can I pick up my order in person?

Yes! Send me a message using the "Contact" link in the shop, or click on the "Request a custom order and have something made just for you” and I will send you a coupon code for free shipping. After you order, we can arrange for you to pick up your items.

Custom and personalized orders

I love custom orders! If you have an idea for a mosaic you'd like me to make, if you like one of my designs but want it a different size, if you want a piece of jewelry with a custom combination, or if you have a question about anything else, just send me a message using the "Contact" link in the shop. I'd love to help make something just for you or your special occasion. I'll let you know if I can help you out!

How can I keep up with the latest Etched by the Sea sea glass mosaics and designs?

I post all my new mosaics and sea glass art on my website at and share photos on Instagram @etchedbythesea and on Facebook at I try to keep everything that I have made updated with the latest information here in the Etched by the Sea Shop.

Where do you find your sea glass?

I find most of my sea glass, sea pottery, sea shells, beach stones, and coral on the beaches in California, Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, and Mendocino County. I also have a some pieces from Hawaii, the Great Lakes, and Scotland, but all of the items in my shop were made with sea glass found by me, my family members, friends, or trusted sea glass sellers. These are all authentic, sea-tumbled pieces of beach glass, frosted with tumble marks, etched by the sea.

What is sea glass?

Monterey Bay beaches have a colorful history, featuring pirates, whaling outposts, and bustling resort towns. Many of the items used by the people living here—bottles, plates, jugs, and metal items—ended up in the ocean, where they have been tumbled and smoothed by the water over the years. No two pieces of sea glass or sea pottery are alike, as they came from different sources and have been washed by the tides until they became frosted and smooth. I use only real, genuine sea glass in my jewelry and accessories, glass that has only be shaped and etched by the waves.

How do I care for sea glass jewelry?

Even though the sea glass in your jewelry probably spent dozens of years rolling around in the waves, it still requires gentle care to stay looking its best. It is real glass and can break, chip, or shatter under pressure. Briefly soak your sea glass jewelry with a gentle dishwashing liquid to help keep its frosty appearance, or rub in a drop of baby oil if you want a glowing, smooth finish. Polish your silver items with a soft cloth and silver polish if they tarnish. Be sure to dry everything thoroughly before wearing or storing.

What if something breaks?

Most sea glass jewelry is delicate, and though I have taken care to make things able to stand up to normal wear and tear, sometimes things can break. If the sea glass breaks, there's no way for me to repair it, but if a setting, ring, clasp, or wire breaks, please message me so I can work with you to fix it. Repairs are free of charge within the first 30 days after purchase, and are subject to a fee for time and materials thereafter. Shipping charges will be billed to the buyer upon completion of the repairs. My goal is to make sure you are happy with every item you purchase in the Etched by the Sea Shop!


Please note that the actual colors of sea glass and prints may differ slightly fro what you see on your computer, phone, or tablet. Please let me know if you would like me to provide more information on any colors or sizes.

Wholesale availability

Many of the items in my shop are available for wholesale. Please contact me about any items you are interested in carrying in your shop! Thanks!

Please contact us if you have other questions!

Etched by the Sea Inc.

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