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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.

First Friday Fun August 5th! We are open until 9pm!

Start your weekend out with a summer fun at Downtown Racine’s First Fridays!  All the charming shops are open until 9pm – with lots of specials and artist demonstrations!  Three live bands entertain as you wander or take a horse drawn carriage ride through the historic district.  At Funky’s you can enter to win a free class, see neat jewelry making demonstrations and see our latest class offerings!  Free admission at The Racine Art Museum and glass blowing demonstrations at Hot Shop Glass will surely round out your evening before you head in to one of the delightful restaurants for a late night bite.


New Bead Rock Star Debut Classes! Cynthia Rutledge Coming in August!

We are so lucky to welcome amazing bead ‘rock stars’ to teach at Funky’s this summer!  We had a blast with Kim Stathis in July.  Next up is a weekend extravaganza with Cynthia Rutledge!  Clear your calendar now so you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity right in your own backyard!  Cynthia is one of the most sought after bead artisans/instructors in the country & she loves teaching at Funky’s!  (We have the best students!)

Call us to register 262-634-6088

For out of town guests, we are happy to make lodging suggestions!  We have some lovely historic B&B’s and a great lakefront hotel…all within blocks of our store!

Cynthia Rutledge – August 18th-21st  4 Spectacular Days of Classes!10am-4pm each day  Intermediate-Advanced  $90 per day

The Color of Money August 18th

The Color of Money
August 18th

The Mother Lode 2 day class August 19th & 20th

The Mother Lode
2 day class August 19th & 20th

Rossetti's Vita Nuova August 21st

Rossetti’s Vita Nuova
August 21st

Summer Make & Take is Back!

Posted on July 18th, 2016 in Classes by |
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Our next Make & Take of the Summer is Saturday, August 6th from 2-4pm.  Stop in and whip up something fun!  It will be fun, easy… and a little addicting!  But in a good way!

This time around we’ll  be drilling beach glass and stones, and wiring them into sweet little pendants with a charm and hung on coordinating chain.  Make and take for $10!  No sign-up necessary, just come and have fun with us!




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