Welcome to #Resin8
Congratulations on finding us! You can now experience that ‘kid in a sweet shop’ feeling again and again when you buy from Resin8. With everything that you could possibly want for your #resin art and craft projects, you have now entered the wonderful world of #Resin8. We’re your award-winning go-to supplier of crystal clear epoxy resin, colour pigments, mica powders, silicone moulds, tools and accessories.
If you’ve ever stumbled your way, slightly confused, through other resin craft supplies websites, then you’ll wonder how you’ve ever done without us. We can confidently state that you can always find what you’re looking for, from bezels to resins and from sparkles to findings. And if for some reason you’re that one in a thousand who wants that totally quirky, way-out colour pigment, bezel or mica powder, then we’ll do our very best to help you achieve your dream…
Super reliable, super friendly and really ethically-minded, we’re a one-stop (online) shop with a difference. Yes, we’re based in the Cotswolds but we ship worldwide - Alaska, Ukraine, Guam, Malta, the list goes on…
We share, we surprise, we absolutely LOVE everything about resin. We’re part of a rapidly growing resin craft community (and yes, we're one of the originals, having been in business for well over 20 years and having a whopping combined 50 years experience in working with resin) so do follow us on Insta, Facebook and Youtube for daily updates on all things wonderfully resin-y - you’ll discover tips, tricks, help and support about anything you can think of to make with resin.
Whatever your level of skill - hesitant beginner, increasingly confident resin dabbler or full-on professional - you may also want a little support in your resin journey so why not attend a class with us in the Cotswolds? From resin art and dirty pours to making jewellery and casting resin gems, we can teach you the skills you need to work with epoxy resin.
It’s time to start getting excited about opening your next #Resin8 parcel…
Meet the Resin8 team!
Kate (Boss) - Kate joined Clare in 2011 (when the company was known as CJ Resins) as resident website developer, stock manager, book-keeper and marketer. Kate now oversees most things (the ever-expanding warehouse and online store, staff, social media, marketing, stock management, purchasing, customer enquiries, website maintenance, etc). If there's a product you'd like to see us stock, get in touch with Kate!
Ellie (New Business Leader) - Ellie joined the team in November 2017 and is now in charge of the processing of orders. Ellie is loving her journey into the world of resin and is happily getting obsessed with products. She is currently fixated with her new baby Jocelyn but knows that Emerald Lagoon Mica Powder with always have a place in her heart.
Alan (Head of Customer Wow) - Alan was the second man to join the team in January 2020. He oversees our customer communications, from Instagram messages to Facebook comments. Alan has a bit of a thing for cheese... which means he loves the leftover lunch from our popular workshops, and listening to 80s and 90s classics.
Amy (Production Guru) - Amy joined us just before Black Friday 2018. If you buy something from us, Amy will probably have been involved in hand-picking and packing your order. Amy is our mica queen and is often seen with a tropical temptations nose. She also makes amazing biscuits cakes for the team. Amy is camera-shy (a bit like Kate) so won't often be seen on our social media feed.
Fin (Warehouse Guru) - Fin joined us in 2019. He was our first male employee (ooohhh) and is pretty handy to have around. He now manages our warehouse team, puts up shelves and keeps us entertained with his constant bulking and shredding seasons while preparing to join the RAF.
Giles (Despatch Guru) - When he's not managing the packing team, Giles is training race horses. Something he's done for the last 25 years! He initially joined Resin8 to help out Kate during lockdown, now we're worried he's never going to leave! He heads up the despatch team making sure your orders get to you safely.
Rob (Production Chief) - Secret metal-head Rob makes a cracking addition to our crazy team. He makes a mean cheesecake and moved all the way from Cornwall to be with us! He oversees production, gets a little bit involved in packing orders when we're busy and likes to dabble in mechanisation!
Gemma (Marketing Guru) - Gemma works for Resin8 three days a week and oversees our marketing team. It's an understatement to say she is a keen crafter and is often to be found etching glass, making biscuits and cleaning up after her two uni-going boys.
Kim (Production Guru) - Ex model, make-up artist and race horse trainer Kim seems to have lived a million lives. She's travelled around the world 3 times and now travels around the fondly named Betty's - the "dry production" room - getting kits ready for customers, which she describes as 'like packing up Christmas presents'.
Sheena - Cake maker and shelf organiser extraordinnaire, Sheena joined us in 2019. She expertly looks after our warehouse making sure that everything is in the right place, in stock and looking tidy for when we have real live customers in the building! Sheena also picks most of your orders and likes to give a free gift or two!
Sam - It's an understatement to say that local lad Sam is a bit of a whizz when it comes to photography... he's also a dab hand at picking and packing your orders (although he likes to over-use the packing tape). Sam is working on professionalising our videos on YouTube - keep an eye out!
Grace - Young Grace works in Betty's and is just a little obsessed with putting our silicone moulds into bags for you with lovely Resin8 stickers. Studying for her driving test, Grace is local and often walks to work!
Sarah - Chief labeller! Sarah takes lots of our mica powders and glitters home and stickers them up with batch numbers and labels. She loves making our mica selections up into bags (so she says) and works for us in the evenings when her tiddlywinks have gone to bed.
Teacher Lou - Lou has recently stepped into the amazing world of resin and now delivers all of our resin workshops. Obsessed with aurora dust, Princess Lou is a dab hand at turning mica powder into watercolour paints and can often be found mulling late into the evening.
Gareth, Sarah and Jess are the latest additions to our Customer Wow and Production teams.
A special mention goes to Marnie, Hannah, Jude & Jack who help us out when they're back from school or uni for a bit of extra pocket money, Nat, Kat and Little Lou who pop in and out making kits, potting pigment and keeping us all sane, and Rachel who is our marketing strategist. Paul, Andrew & Rob (aka the husbands) should also get a special mention for re-building the warehouse every few weeks, putting up yet another desk and being drafted in to pack orders at the weekend when we're super busy.
Clare John (Founder) - CJ Resins (as it was then known) was founded by Clare John, a trained silversmith who has been making jewellery for over 40 years. Clare first used resin for jewellery making in the 1970s and has been teaching and demonstrating resin techniques since 2004. Now a grandmother, Clare spends her time enjoying her well-earned retirement.