The Sea Glass and Beach Glass Magazine


In Glassing Magazine, we share stories, articles, and photographs about beach and sea glass, shells, fossils, and beachcombing treasures, plus we showcase the jewelry, art, and decor that people create with their beach finds. Through photos, stories, and more, Glassing Magazine explores the enjoyment of beachcombing.

Glassing Magazine features how-to articles, history, personal stories, collector interviews, artisan spotlights, coastal decor ideas, beach destinations, products we love, and much more. Subscriptions make a great gift for your favorite beach lover! Order by October 1st to receive the November/December issue.


Your subscription is delivered six times a year, and is available worldwide. Your first issue will mail 4-8 weeks from receipt of order. If you subscribe by October 1, 2018, your first issue will be the November/December 2018 issue, which will mail at the end of October 2018. Orders placed after October 1st will start with the January/February 2019 issue, which will mail at the end of December 2018.

The best way to order or renew a subscription is to order online. If you would prefer to have an invoice emailed to you, please send your name, address, phone number, and email address to and request an invoice by email. You can then pay that invoice online or with a check to Etched by the Sea, PO Box 1910, Capitola CA 95010.

The September/October 2018 issue was mailed at the beginning of September 2018. Please contact us about delivery issues.  International deliveries take a few weeks more.

Issue Highlights:

November/December 2018

  • Teal sea glass
  • The Mayflower in London
  • Lighthouse stays
  • Sea glass-inspired cottage makeover
  • How to bezel set sea glass
  • Destination: Galveston, Texas

January/February 2019

  • Yellow sea glass
  • Finding real pirate treasure
  • Treasure in the sands
  • Shelling beaches
  • Spring beachcombing festivals

March/April 2019

  • Black sea glass
  • Clay pipes
  • Fossil hunting
  • Displaying your collection
  • Upcoming beachcombing festivals
  • Destination: San Juan Islands and the 
Olympic Peninsula

May/June 2019

  • Pink sea glass
  • The largest piece of sea glass
  • Tidepooling
  • Turning trash into art
  • Upcoming beachcombing festivals
  • Summer beachcombing festivals

Plus, personal stories, how-to articles, interviews, beach decor, jewelry, art, products, and more!


In stores

Looking for the current issue or a back issue you missed? You can purchase Glassing Magazine at the following locations:

United States