About


At Etched by the sea, Kirsti Scott creates mosaics using beautifully worn pieces of genuine sea glass. She then photographs them and turns them into art prints, greeting cards, books, stickers, and more.  

Etched by the Sea publishes the bi-monthly print magazine, Beachcombing. You can learn more about the magazine, read past articles, learn how to submit articles and photos, and subscribe at BeachcombingMagazine.com

Etched by the Sea is a proud member of the North American Sea Glass Association.

We love meeting other beach lovers at sea and beach glass shows and festivals, including the following:

  • Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival, Santa Cruz CA, 2016-2018
  • Great Lakes Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival, Erie PA, 2017, 2019
  • Great Lakes Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival, Buffalo NY, 2018
  • Santa Barbara Sea Glass Festival, Santa Barbara CA, 2017-2018
  • North American Sea Glass Festival, Wilmington DE, 2017
  • North American Sea Glass Festival, Wildwood, NJ, 2018
  • Cayucos Sea Glass Festival, Cayucos, CA, 2018-2019
  • Northeast Sea Glass Expo, Hyannis MA, 2017
  • Small Business Saturday Holiday Boutique, Aptos CA, 2016-2018
  • Jingle Shells Arts and Crafts Festival, Santa Cruz CA, 2017

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

Sustainability at Etched by the Sea starts with the sea glass we 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. We upcycle these frosted pieces into art, jewelry, and accessories. In addition to picking up sea glass, we pick up garbage on the beaches every time we beachcomb to help leave the beach better than we found it.

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

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

About Kirsti Scott

Kirsti Scott ArtistSeaglass collecting is Kirsti's hobby and graphic design is her profession. Etched by the Sea is the combination of these two loves, and we hope you enjoy having our sea glass, pottery, and shell designs in your home as much as Kirsti loves creating them. When not wandering the beaches collecting sea glass, fossils, and shells, Kirsti is the Creative Director and founder of Scott Design and Publisher of Beachcombing Magazine. She has degrees in Economics from Stanford University and Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. View Kirsti's LinkedIn Profile.

Contact us if you would like a one-of-a-kind custom piece created just for you...with your sea glass or ours! View the wholesale line or contact us about carrying Etched by the Sea products in your shop.

See you at the beach!

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