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Aloha Sea Glass Hand crafted sea glass jewelry made by Marylou Forrest in Santa Cruz California. I have been a Santa Cruz resident since I was 10 years old, and have been making jewelry as far back as I can remember.

Several years ago I was looking for new material to work with when I remembered a box of sea glass I'd collected in Hawaii. While researching how to drill sea glass I discovered the Sea Glass Lovers website, joined the group, and have since connected with sea glass lovers all around the world. Sea glass people are amazing. They love to meet up, hunt and gather. They give gifts, share treasures an

Several years ago I was looking for new material to work with when I remembered a box of sea glass I'd collected in Hawaii. While researching how to drill sea glass I discovered the Sea Glass Lovers website, joined the group, and have since connected with sea glass lovers all around the world. Sea glass people are amazing. They love to meet up, hunt and gather. They give gifts, share treasures an

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Aloha friends! Aloha Sea Glass will be at the Capitola Art and Wine Festival this coming weekend. I’m in my same spot #1...
09/08/2022

Aloha friends! Aloha Sea Glass will be at the Capitola Art and Wine Festival this coming weekend. I’m in my same spot #13 by the ocean. I hope to sea you there!

Please come visit me and many other artists this weekend at the Scott’s Valley Art, Wine and Beer Festival. I will be in...
08/19/2022

Please come visit me and many other artists this weekend at the Scott’s Valley Art, Wine and Beer Festival. I will be in booth H74. Swipe to see the map. I just made 49 pairs of new earrings, 45 new rings and 32 new pendants! Sea you there!

Come visit   and  today in Capitola 11-5! Sea you there!
07/31/2022

Come visit and today in Capitola 11-5! Sea you there!

,  and  will all be in Capitola tomorrow selling sea glass jewelry from 11-5. Sea you there!
07/31/2022

, and will all be in Capitola tomorrow selling sea glass jewelry from 11-5. Sea you there!

Setting these beauties today. Class from England, Japan and California. I continue to be obsessed with decorating sugar ...
07/20/2022

Setting these beauties today. Class from England, Japan and California. I continue to be obsessed with decorating sugar skulls!

Aloha Sea Glass and Mint Jellies will be in Capitola this Sunday! Please stop by and say hi. There will be more talented...
06/21/2022

Aloha Sea Glass and Mint Jellies will be in Capitola this Sunday! Please stop by and say hi. There will be more talented artists too! Sea you there! •Community

Focus, focus, focus. I am trying to get some projects finished. English and Japanese sea glass in my favorite colors!   ...
06/13/2022

Focus, focus, focus. I am trying to get some projects finished. English and Japanese sea glass in my favorite colors!

Getting ready to finish some new pieces. I always have to push myself to make earrings, they are twice the work! I just ...
05/25/2022

Getting ready to finish some new pieces. I always have to push myself to make earrings, they are twice the work! I just got my hands on some big UV mermaid buttons from the Czech Republic. They glow so bright in the right light. Please let me know if anything sparks joy!

26 years ago I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. My empty arms finally held the baby of my dreams. Today I want to honor...
05/08/2022

26 years ago I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. My empty arms finally held the baby of my dreams. Today I want to honor my mother, my daughters birth mother, the mothers that have lost children, the women who want to be mothers and those who choose to not bear children and all of the mothers in my life that have guided my along my path to motherhood.

Last treasures from Scotland. I was super stoked to find the pottery shard with the deer on it. Swipe to see them all. A...
04/25/2022

Last treasures from Scotland. I was super stoked to find the pottery shard with the deer on it. Swipe to see them all. Aloha Scotland thank you for my friendships and treasures.

These girls are my heroes! They carted two tires off the beach today. Recently more that 20 tires have been dumped on th...
04/23/2022

These girls are my heroes! They carted two tires off the beach today. Recently more that 20 tires have been dumped on their beach. always inspires me to recycle more and to remove trash from the beach. is also dedicated to removing trash from the beach. They care so much for our Mother Earth. Thank you lovely ladies! 💗.

More fun goodies from Scotland. Finally found a Codd marble. I’m so far behind in posting my treasures. Beach combing is...
04/23/2022

More fun goodies from Scotland. Finally found a Codd marble. I’m so far behind in posting my treasures. Beach combing is exhausting!

Another day of treasure hunting. First photo are my morning finds and the second are from the afternoon. Did you know th...
04/15/2022

Another day of treasure hunting. First photo are my morning finds and the second are from the afternoon. Did you know that you can not buy beer before 10:00 AM in Scotland? I found out this morning at 09:50! I wanted to buy my daily beer and pop it into the fridge for later. Good thing I found beer on the beach!

Morning comb and sweep to see my afternoon comb. My first Scottish frosty stopper, kick up, small red sea glass and gorg...
04/14/2022

Morning comb and sweep to see my afternoon comb. My first Scottish frosty stopper, kick up, small red sea glass and gorgeous sponge ware pottery! Life is good.

Another beachcomb in Fife. More tripods,pottery, and sea glass. I’ve named the brown k***s Outies. They remind me of bel...
04/14/2022

Another beachcomb in Fife. More tripods,pottery, and sea glass. I’ve named the brown k***s Outies. They remind me of belly buttons!

I am sooooo behind in postings. Here are my favs from our first day in Scotland. I am obsessed with the triangular kiln ...
04/13/2022

I am sooooo behind in postings. Here are my favs from our first day in Scotland. I am obsessed with the triangular kiln furniture. Found a beat up marble, flash glass and a partial stopper.

More treasures from the Thames. Tesserae tiles, beads, buttons and clay marbles. The second photo is of a pierced bone d...
04/12/2022

More treasures from the Thames. Tesserae tiles, beads, buttons and clay marbles. The second photo is of a pierced bone disc called a button form, it is all that is left from a thread or fabric button, c.18th century. The other round object is a mystery. I need to get better photos of it.

I’m trying to catch up! Another day at the garnet spot. Two tiny red beads and one green one! I am a sucker for broken g...
04/12/2022

I’m trying to catch up! Another day at the garnet spot. Two tiny red beads and one green one! I am a sucker for broken glass with glass sickness. These front teeth are my favorites to find.🦷🦷🦷

Another lovely lark in the London rain! I’m always happy to find marbles and kickups.
04/06/2022

Another lovely lark in the London rain! I’m always happy to find marbles and kickups.

Another lovely lark with ,  and  . I am over the moon with my fossilized sea biscuit and garnets. Dream finds! New frien...
04/04/2022

Another lovely lark with , and . I am over the moon with my fossilized sea biscuit and garnets. Dream finds! New friends, life is good.

After having an amazing meal at the Mayflower Pub in Rotherhithe we went on a night lark with Jason Sandy. Is was such a...
04/03/2022

After having an amazing meal at the Mayflower Pub in Rotherhithe we went on a night lark with Jason Sandy. Is was such a gift to learn about the area. I even found a few garnets!

Another fun lark this morning. Finally some sun and a spritz of rain as we were heading back to our flat. I am over the ...
04/02/2022

Another fun lark this morning. Finally some sun and a spritz of rain as we were heading back to our flat. I am over the moon with the pins that I found. I also found a coin that needs to be cleaned before I can see what it is. Delft pottery, an amazing pipe bowl, a kickup, a figurine arm, buttons and more teeth! Having a blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Day two on the Thames! Just a wee bit of snow to keep us awake. A huge industrial marble, buttons, beads, and pottery. H...
04/01/2022

Day two on the Thames! Just a wee bit of snow to keep us awake. A huge industrial marble, buttons, beads, and pottery. Having a blast!

The best finds from this morning larking on the Thames. It was freezing cold and even snowed!
03/31/2022

The best finds from this morning larking on the Thames. It was freezing cold and even snowed!

Ukraine No War Pendants are listed on my website, link in bio. I tried to channel my sadness into something good. All th...
03/27/2022

Ukraine No War Pendants are listed on my website, link in bio. I tried to channel my sadness into something good. All the proceeds from these two pendants will go directly to Ukraine relief. My hope is for this war to end and that we all find peace………………………… 🇺🇦

Baby Birdie pendants are just listed on my website. Which one is your favorite? Sweep to see them all.                  ...
02/18/2022

Baby Birdie pendants are just listed on my website. Which one is your favorite? Sweep to see them all.

Recent finds from a long weekend in  Northern California. Met some new friends and visited others.
01/20/2022

Recent finds from a long weekend in Northern California. Met some new friends and visited others.

Merry Christmas and aloha from me and my pups Maya and Sunny. Thank you for all of the support, kindness, friendships an...
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas and aloha from me and my pups Maya and Sunny. Thank you for all of the support, kindness, friendships and love. I am blessed.

I finally finished up my nee batch of rings for the Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Art Festival. Swipe to see all of the...
11/06/2021

I finally finished up my nee batch of rings for the Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Art Festival. Swipe to see all of them. The festival is this weekend at the Cocoanut Grove at the Boardwalk. 10:00-5:00 pm both days. Will I sea you there?

More new pendants for the Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Art Festival!
11/06/2021

More new pendants for the Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Art Festival!

I’m super excited about these new pendants, “Sirenas Mu***os”. They will make their debut tomorrow at the Santa Cruz Sea...
11/06/2021

I’m super excited about these new pendants, “Sirenas Mu***os”. They will make their debut tomorrow at the Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival . Sea you there!

Come visit us for the last weekend of Open Studios. 11-5pm, October 16&17th. 4635 Opal Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
10/16/2021

Come visit us for the last weekend of Open Studios. 11-5pm, October 16&17th. 4635 Opal Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz

Aloha Sea Glass is participating in the Santa Cruz Open Studios tour on October 2&3 and 16&17 from 11 am-5 pm. I am numb...
09/27/2021

Aloha Sea Glass is participating in the Santa Cruz Open Studios tour on October 2&3 and 16&17 from 11 am-5 pm. I am number #93. I am also hosting #94 Pablo Cubangbang and #95 Becky Thielbar. Please come by and see our newest work. Aloha

I had such a great day yesterday at the Capitola Art and Wine Festival. I’ll be back again today from 10-5.
09/12/2021

I had such a great day yesterday at the Capitola Art and Wine Festival. I’ll be back again today from 10-5.

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Swipe on through to meet all 9 of this week’s featured artists on the Visual Arts Network! Elizabeth uses the energy of color to create a visceral experience for the viewer in her “shamanistic” paintings. Cynthia’s work includes expressive ceramic sculpture plus gorgeous pottery and works on paper. Barbara’s colorful and painterly works feature images both real and abstracted. Irene is seeking joy through nature photography in a time of uncertainty. Jeffrey’s drawings embody directness, gestural spontaneity, and joy of expression. Marylou is making ocean-themed sea glass jewelry. Johnny creates playful reminders of the transitory nature of life and the importance of each day, reminiscent of Día de los Mu***os. Michael hand-makes custom wood furniture and accessories with sustainably sourced lumber and reclaimed materials. Chris is developing new styles and techniques of glasswork, and expanding his work with color.

Barbara Bailey-Porter, Painting
Chris Johnson, Glass
Cynthia Siegel, Ceramics
Elizabeth Lee, MIxed Media Studio Hozuki
Irene Reti, Photography
Jeffrey Stobbe, Drawing
Johnny Amador, Watercolor Johnny Amador
Marylou Forrest, Jewelry Aloha Sea Glass
Michael Ray, Woodworking Oxford Design Woodshop

The Visual Arts Network is a curated directory of over 350 artists living and working in Santa Cruz County, brought to you by the Arts Council's Open Studios Art Tour along with Presenting Sponsor Sutter Health and Major Sponsor Santa Cruz County Bank. Each artist has their own page where you can learn about their process and their creations, and connect with them directly. You can search by name, location, medium, Open Studios artists, artists taking appointments and more. Explore the Network and meet your creative neighbors at visualartsnetworkscc.com!
Beautiful print of Seaham seaglass from the collection of Aloha Sea Glass
Ahoy, matey! 🏴‍☠️ May is mermaids and pirates month at Beachcombing 🧜‍♀️ with stories, legends, history, art, books, and movies about mermaids, mermen, and pirates. 🧜‍♂️ Tell us yours by March 15th and you could win an English sea glass mermaid pendant from Marylou Forrest Aloha Sea Glass or a pirate sea glass ring from Su Kirk Seahag101. 🎉 Details on our website at bit.ly/bcmatey 🌊📖
Mermaid necklace from Aloha Sea Glass
Have you always wanted to learn how to drill beach glass, shells, and stones? Marylou Forrest Aloha Sea Glass takes you through the steps to make pendants, beads, and more from your sea glass and other beach finds in the January/February issue of Beachcombing. 🌊📖 Subscribe by 11/22 at beachcombingmagazine.com.
Marylou Forrest with Aloha Sea Glass brings the Pop with stunning glass and classic designs, to Booth #3.
Santa Cruz resident Marylou Forrest infuses every piece of jewelry she makes with aloha, the sending and receiving of positive energy. Her stunning Aloha Sea Glass works will be available at and can be sneak peeked at Aloha Sea Glass.


Great time had by all at the Pop Up for Hospice of Santa Cruz County. Special thanks to Randy & Sue French and our amazing vendors: Fun Girls Jewelry, Bumblebees by the Sea, Tropical Oil Paintings/Louanne Korver, Stockwell Cellars, Garden Treasures by Lisa, Delicora, Aloha Sea Glass and Olive Branch Catering
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