Founded in 2017, Beachcombing is proud to be a woman-owned global business built on positivity, hard work, and the support of beachcombers worldwide. We are 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. We donate 10% of Beachcombing Club dues directly to beach-related charities each quarter, including Ocean Conservancy and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. It’s all part of our commitment to the planet and our environment.
Kirsti Scott is the Editor and Publisher of Beachcombing magazine and the owner of Etched by the Sea. She is on the board of the International Sea Glass Association, founder of Beachcombing Club and the Virtual Beachcombing Festival, and a member of the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club.
Kirsti is an artist, designer, writer, and lifelong beachcomber. She collected sea glass and seashells on the beaches of Delaware and Sanibel as a child, spent teenage summers beachcombing on Nantucket, and now beachcombs wherever she travels — from California to the Great Lakes to the East Coast to Europe. Her beach destination bucket list includes trips to hunt for fossils in the England, seashell collecting in Japan, and trips to hunt for sea glass in Japan, Australia, Russia, and Europe.
Kirsti lives in California on Monterey Bay with her husband, Matt, a couple of cats, and occasionally their three grown children. She is the founder and Creative Director of Scott Design Inc and a founder and co-organizer of TEDxSantaCruz. A graphic designer and communicator for over 30 years, Kirsti has degrees in Economics from Stanford University and Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design.
About the Founder
Rebecca Ruger is the Founder of Glassing Magazine, now Beachcombing, and the founder of the Buffalo Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival. She is the mother of four (her greatest loves) and Brodie (her four-legged Vizsla) and lives in Western New York. Rebecca is the author of several Scottish Highlander Medieval series, available now and upcoming.
The Beachcombing community
We share the awards that Beachcombing has won with our contributors, including our writers, photographers, artists, and beachcombers — plus the subscribers and advertisers who make it all possible!
As a member of the International Sea Glass Association, we are committed to educating collectors, consumers, and retailers as to the properties and benefits of genuine, pure, unaltered sea and beach glass. We do not accept articles or advertisements from those who use or sell fake sea glass. As a member of the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club we promote the study of mollusks and the shells they create. We have a no-live-shelling policy and do not accept articles or advertisements from those who use or sell shells harvested from live animals, including live sand dollars, sea stars, and sea urchins.
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I Love learning more about all of the different treasures and the different places around the world that feature them! I have had a passion for collecting beach glass and treasures as long as I can remember. This is the perfect magazine for me ❤️