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Posted on February 2nd, 2017 in Shopping by |

Starting January 1st, our Winter Hours are in effect!  Please note that we will be opening an hour later Tuesdays – Fridays.  Please visit us Tuesday-Sunday during the following times!

Tuesday  11 am – 6 pm
Wednesday  11 am – 6 pm
Thursday  11 am – 6 pm
Friday  11 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm

Closed Mondays

See you soon!!

Bead Camp – Registration Now Open

Our Bead Camp has grown into a wonderful weekend that is held 3x a year at the historic DeKoven Center on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Each winter, spring & fall we host one of the most fun filled weekends of the year and draw participants from the local area as well as from 7 states (so far!)

Bead Camp offers a few classes so you can learn new things, loads of time for working on projects you’ve started but never finished, or ones you’ve always wanted to do!  Our facility is filled with light and history – originally a college built in the 1860’s!  The antiques, art and craftsmanship throughout the building is inspiring!  All of your meals & lodging are provided.  While we often have fun field trips people can join in if they choose, you never have to leave our amazing space!  Meals, rooms, classes and our bead room are all located in the same building.  We laugh a lot.  We watch a movie while we bead on Saturday night.  We even take a shopping run to the bead store in our pajamas after hours.

Our Winter Bead Camp is January 20th – 22nd, 2017!

January 2017 Bead Camp Flyer

January 2017 Bead Camp Registration

Mark your calendars for the other weekends of fun in 2017 as well:

April 28th -30th 2017

October 20-22nd 2017

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Our Favorite Holiday Patterns NOW AVAILABLE in our on-line store!

It’s that time of year again!  Our Christmas Tree Bracelet, Holly Berry Bracelet and Poinsettia Flower designs are available for purchase in our online shop!  It’s easy to purchase and then instantly download the pattern!

Click on the photo for a link to the shop!

Christmas Tree Bracelet

Christmas Tree Bracelet

Poinsettia Flowers

Poinsettia Flowers

Holly Berry Bracelet - Pattern available!!

Holly Berry Bracelet

Downtown Racine Art Walk

Posted on November 5th, 2016 in Events by |
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Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW) is taking place on Saturday, November 19th from 3-7pm.  Downtown galleries, studios and shops welcome more than two dozen artists to showcase their talents!  At Funky Hannah’s, we’ll be featuring stonework and jewelry by Kevin Stellman and demos by lampwork artist Fran Hahn.




Holiday First Friday! December 2nd from 4-9pm

Get a jump start on your holiday gift giving this year with help from the gals at Funky Hannah’s, 324 Main Street.  Stop in during First Fridays and see samples of great holiday inspired jewelry designed by the talented staff.  Get ideas and inspiration and find out how easy it is to make some gifts this holiday season!  It’s extra special if it is made by your hands and heart.  Demonstrations of how to make fun and easy earrings and bracelets from 5-9pm!

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But wait!  There’s more!

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You won’t want to miss the special event happening in the back!   Funky friends LuLaRoe Leayn and Tracy will be hosting a LuLaRoe Pop Up Boutique, tonight only!  Come see what everyone is talking about!  We’re addicted to this super comfortable and fun clothing line!  And we love to make jewelry to match!

Funky Amanda in her LuLaRoe Cassie skirt and stack of bracelets!

Funky Amanda in her LuLaRoe Cassie skirt and stack of bracelets!

Then swing around the corner and check out the action (or warm up) at Hot Shop Glass.  Demonstrations beginning at 4pm til 8:30pm.  Watch local glass artist turn molten glass into art right before your eyes! Fall is in the air and no one is happier that the artists at Hot Shop Glass! Stop in and watch the show!


Fall Class Schedule is Out!!

Posted on October 4th, 2016 in Uncategorized by |

We’ve had a great summer and are ready for a great fall with a brand new schedule of our fabulous classes!  Click the classes tab for photos, dates, times and details!  Download the schedule here!

As always, watch your email inbox and our website for the latest – and if you’re not on our email mailing list, subscribe now on the home page of our website!




Candice the Queen of Bead Crochet is Coming!

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 in Uncategorized by |

She wrote the book on bead crochet.  Really, she did!  Candice Sexton is an amazing designer and instructor.  She can teach you how to do bead crochet, you just have to promise not to give up!  And for those of you who love crochet, Candy will help you figure out the tricks that have eluded you!

Join us for one of these great classes during our BEAD CROCHET WEEKEND!

Visit the classes section of our website for more details.

October 15th 10am-1pm  Beginning Bead Crochet

Beginner Crochet

October 15th 2-5pm Intermediate/Advanced Bead Crochet

bead crochet intermediate

bead crochet intermediate

bead crochet advanced

bead crochet advanced

Sunday October 16th  10am-4pm  Leaves & Stars!

Intermediate level project full day class!

Intermediate level project full day class!

Here Comes Shelley Nybakke! Saturday September 10th!

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 in Classes by |

You won’t want to miss this brand new class with Shelley Nybakke!

Bit O’ Bling is indeed that….and MORE!

Shelley is a rock star in the bead world and this project is stunning….learn to make it right here at Funky Hannah’s!  Shelley will be here with this project on Saturday September 10th from 10am-4pm.

Class fee is $90, kits will be available for purchase from Shelley the day of class.  A materials list will also be provided.  This is an intermediate level class, students need to know right angle weave.

Call the store to secure your spot!!!  262-634-6088



Book Signing & Class with Cathy Jakicic!

Posted on August 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized by |

Join us August 27th from 2-5pm for the Twin Spin Bracelet or just stop in and have Cathy sign a personalized copy of her new book for you!  Purchase the book at a special one day only rate of $19.99 and join us for the class for free!

Twin Spin is a beautiful easy bracelet to whip up!  This great class is a variation of a project in Cathy’s new book Quick and Easy Stitched Jewelry!  We’ll have fun door prizes and you’ll get a chance to see projects from the book!

Call us to register for class or just stop in and meet Cathy!

Details on the class can be found under the classes tab….



Party on the Pavement! September 24th!

Saturday September 24th 12-7pm
Downtown Racine’s Best Block Party!


Check out our beautiful sale of jewelry made by the Funky Gals!
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at Funky Hannah’s!

Kids of all ages will love our FREE bracelet making station out front!
You’ll find us surrounded by eager young creative kids from 1-5pm.


Visit our sister business
-Hot Shop Glass –
and see glass artists create amazing art
with 2000º glass right before your eyes!
239 Wisconsin Avenue, just around the corner from Funky’s.


Check out the world renowned
just down the block from Funky’s!

RAM has an amazing show opening the day before Party on the Pavement!  Noted as one of 12 of the Smithsonians MUST SEE EXHIBITS this fall… here for more info!
Not only is admission free from 10am-6pm for Party on the Pavement, but they host a hands on art project and an amazing sidewalk sale of donated arty books and creations!

And there’s tons more to do….but you have to come to discover.

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