Author Archive for Amanda Paffrath

NEW BEADS – Just in!

Posted on December 1st, 2017 in Uncategorized by |

Our last Free Friday class was such a hit — The Fanfare Pendant – we’ve restocked all those great CzechMate beads used in the project.  Check out the more than a dozen new colors of quadratiles and triangles!

Plus have you seen the new 1/4 Tilas?  The Miyuki team was across from our booth at Bead and Button and we watched with delight everyones reaction to this new size tila!  It’s now released and guess what?  Yep.  We have EVERY color!  Stop in and check them out!

Downtown Racine Holiday Open House!

Posted on December 1st, 2017 in Uncategorized by |

Join us December 9th from 10am-5pm for a fun day full of holiday cheer!  At Funky’s you’ll find EVERY pair of earrings on sale for $14.  Pick up some great already made jewelry for friends or family if you don’t have the time (or hate wireworking!)  Plus our elves have been busy baking holiday treats….making all of our families favorite holiday cookies for you to taste!  We’ll even have copies of the recipes for you to take home if you are inspired!  Don’t forget a gift certificate from Funky Hannah’s is a sweet gift for you or someone you love!

And…venture to our sister business Hot Shop Glass and meet Mrs Claus!  Santa’s sweetie will be at our studio all day greeting children (and adults!) and we’ll have $10 blown glass ornaments…perfect for kids to purchase and give as gifts to teachers or parents!

First Friday Tonight! We are open til 9pm!

Posted on December 1st, 2017 in Uncategorized by |

You love downtown.  You need to shop for the holidays.  And tonight every store you love downtown is open til 9pm!

At Funky’s we will inspire you this First Friday with some quick, easy and affordable gift making ideas for the whole family!  Stop & see what fun we’ve created this holiday season!  We have a beautiful selection of affordable ready made jewelry ready to gift, including kits for kids!  Great for stocking stuffers, along with a Funky Hannah’s gift certificate!

Visit our sister business just around the corner at Hot Shop Glass, 239 Wisconsin Ave, warm up and get cool holiday gifts all in one spot!  Watch as local artisans turn 2000º molten glass into art right before your eyes from 4-8:30pm.  Shop our gallery and pick up a $45 Explore Glass Workshop Gift Certificate for someone special on your list.  We have a lovely selection of gifts under $50!

And don’t forget about the beautiful museum store at the Racine Art Museum!  Stop in and see the 75th anniversary exhibit too….admission is always free on First Friday!

Downtown Racine Art Walk this Saturday!

Pop Up Makers Market At Funky’s! November 18th from 3-7 explore the art scene in downtown Racine!

Joellen Fritchen -Too Good To Bead True

Leayn Tabili – Anthelion Jewelry

Michelle Ulinski – Cool Stuff

   One night only.   Meet the artists.  Buy stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Day! Friday November 24th 10-6

Posted on November 11th, 2017 in Classes, Events, Shopping by |
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Join us for this open studio day on Funky’s 20th birthday!

We’ll be drilling, wiring, weaving & creating with our favorite beads, chain, stones & beach glass.

Stop.  Watch. Try.

Funky Amanda and her whole staff will be on hand creating and celebrating our 20th anniversary with cake, treats, prizes & 20% off everything in the store!

Make a BIG impact & SHOP small!

Posted on November 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized by |

We’ll be giving away a sweet Swarovski snowflake earring kit with every purchase over $25 as a thank you for shopping on Small Business Saturday November 25th.

Small business Saturday is November 25th but you can support small businesses, like Funky Hannah’s, by shopping small family owned local businesses every time you make a purchase this holiday season (and all year long!)

 

We Like To Party With You!

Posted on October 1st, 2017 in Events by |
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Yes we do PARTIES!

BIRTHDAY parties, BRIDAL parties, PRIVATE gal pal parties! Perfect for book clubs, church groups, Girl Scouts, work outings, and more!

We have a great space in the back of the shop that is well lit and has seating for up to 12. There is a small kitchenette area with a refrigerator and microwave.

Birthday Parties

Kids age 7 and older will have a blast at a Funky Hannah’s beading birthday party! Guests will make their own necklace and bracelet set using memory wire and their choice of charm and colors of glass seed beads. The cost is $112 for up to 8 children. Additional children are $14 each. Fee includes all supplies, an instructor for the beading project, & use of the room. Parties last 1-1/2 to 2 hours depending on whether you choose to do cake and presents here or not.

We schedule the parties during our normal store hours and recommend booking a month in advance as the same space is used for our beading classes. A deposit of $56 is requested at the time of reservation. Call or stop in to check date availability or for more information. We put the ‘FUN’ in Funky!

Bridal Parties

Consult with our staff & design your own bridal jewelry and then have a party with your pals to make it! Cost will vary based on materials used. A $20 per person class fee applies & covers use of space, tools and instructor. Two person minimum.

Private Parties

Want to get together with friends, family or co-workers and be creative? A basic necklace, bracelet or earring project is perfect for all skill levels. Cost is $20 per person and includes supplies.

Looking for something more? Our other class offerings may be available as a private class for your group depending on teacher availability and group. Call us to see what we can do. Class fee is $20 and supplies are additional.

Join Us For Open Bead Night Fun!

Posted on September 29th, 2017 in Events by |

Join us the FIRST Tuesday of every month for our lively Open Bead Night!  Bring your latest project to work on, meet other bead lovers, listen to good music and enjoy a snack – we pick up a pizza from Salute and often people bring a snacky something to share.  No reservations are necessary…just come!  There is always room at the table!  We aree looking forward to seeing you in 2017!

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Looking for Creative Fun? We are your Inspiration Destination!

We have tons of FREE patterns and original designs to share with you!  Purchase your supplies, grab a pattern, snap a picture and be on your way to creating some unique jewelry!  A great way to spend a morning, afternoon or evening…especially with a friend or child!  If our workshop space is not being used for a scheduled class, you are welcome to create here in our well lit and air conditioned work space!

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Bead Camp Registration NOW OPEN!

Posted on September 28th, 2017 in Bead Camp by |

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 

Download the flyer here and the registration form here!

Adelle Kimpell is our guest instructor at BEAD CAMP!  She’ll be teaching both the morning and afternoon classes on Saturday.

Beaded Beads

Pirelli

A Pre-Camp Glass Pumpkin Workshop will take place at Hot Shop Glass on Friday!  Class is $65, all inclusive. 

Come for the fun, laughter & creativity!

Funky Hannah's