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!
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!
But wait! There’s more!
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!
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!
Downtown Racine’s Holiday Open House was Saturday December 12th! Lots of ladies (and a few gents) shopped and had fun throughout the charming shops in downtown Racine. Many took advantage of our loads of inspiration, quick, easy & inexpensive gift ideas you can make plus a great selection of earrings, bracelets and necklaces we have made that you can purchase!
Don’t worry, our employees are not eligible for this prize….as you can see from the photo above, there was stiff competition!
Below is a sampling of the fun our customers had….Congrats Beth Nelson! You won the $50 gift certificate giveaway! xo funky
There’s a chill in the air and that means it’s time to start working on your holiday gifts! We’ve got tons of inspiration, including free patterns, and classes to get you going! Check out our Facebook page and Pinterest boards for even more inspiration!
New Band of Bling Bracelet – Free Pattern with purchase!
The fun doesn’t end just because the weather is getting cooler!! Join us for fun demos, and register for a chance to win a free class during First Fridays in December! We will be open until 9pm on December 4th.
December First Fridays we welcome our friend Kevin Stellman, lapidary guru with Bloody Run Lapidary! He’ll be here with a trunk show of more than 200 of his custom cabochons! Don’t miss it 4-9pm!
First Fridays continues in November & December! November 7th and December 5th 4-9pm.
Imagine the impact if everyone who love First Fridays did some holiday shopping in our lovely downtown. Shopping local never mattered more than it does today.
We’ll be doing demonstrations for fun and easy holiday gift ideas you can make.
Downtown Holiday Parade! November 8th
The sweetest hometown holiday parade passes right by our doors! Come shopping on November 8th and then stick around for the evening parade at 5:30 and enjoy dinner out at one of the amazing restaurants in the area.
Happy Anniversary Funky Hannah’s! November 28th
Thank you for being part of the magic over the last 17 years! Stop in and have some birthday cake with us on November 28th!
Small Business Saturday November 29th
Shop small businesses for a big impact on Saturday November 29th 10am-5pm. We’ll have treats, door prizes and a few surprises throughout the day!
Thanksgiving Day Closed
Open the day after 10am-6pm for our 17th Birthday Party! Cake! Presents! Fun!
We asked for your help and you responded. (See the back story below.)
Your generosity of donations of beautiful jewelry raised $2079.50 for Reyna’s Toy Drive. We are so blessed & grateful! Thank you.
We will keep you posted on the Christmas toy giveaway as it happens!
…and we need your help!
This summer I taught Adele Kimpell’s Lentille Bracelet class…it’s one of my favorites, but a little tricky to teach, so the other Funky gals left the task to me. Only one student signed up. In this case we normally postpone the class, but something told me to teach it anyway. So I did.
The student comes to Racine a few times a year to visit family, and while here she has taken classes at Funky’s during her visits. I personally had never met her, but buzz was that she was a great beader even though she was new to it. The class would be easy to teach. So not long after the bracelet’s ‘tricky start’ we started to talk. That’s what we do at Funky’s…bead and chit chat. During our conversation I soon discovered that I was sitting with a woman who has been on an incredible journey, a story she has written about in a memoir called The Distance Between Us. A quiet and humble woman, it wasn’t until I Googled her later that I discovered what an impact her work is having within communities across the country. Reyna Grande is a literary rock star, but would never say so herself. Curious to learn more, I picked up her book from the library and could not put it down. It’s one of those books that will stay with me. It’s real.
So what is the BIG IDEA …and how can you help?
COME SHOPPING! SHOW CLOSES THIS FRIDAY AT 9PM!
One of the things Reyna shared with me during our beading time together was her idea to bring presents to the children in her hometown in Mexico. These are kids born into extreme poverty, with no gifts at Christmas time. Reyna wanted to change that and bring some of her good fortune back to her place of birth. She wanted her children to know. This past Sunday night I got a Facebook post announcing her toy drive. I knew immediately I wanted to help, but wasn’t sure what to do. Then it came to me…
As ‘beaders’ we all make lots of stuff, can’t possibly wear it all, usually giving our work away as gifts. So lets do just that! And raise money for Reyna’s Posada Toy Drive!!
Join us this Saturday from 10am-5pm for an Open Studio Play Day! Our classroom space is open and all yours! Stop in and work on something in progress, or try something new…maybe leather riveting? Or…?!?!!
We will be closed on Sunday, May 25th and Monday, May 26th, both for the holiday weekend, and to have the classroom floors refinished! We’ll re-open bright and early Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. as usual!
At Funky Hannah’s, our rainbow has TWO pots of gold! Sweet! And check out the “Leper Con Man”! Don’t worry, we’re keeping our eye on him!
Leper Con Man
Come check out the fun St. Patrick’s Day loot. We have several Celtic themed findings in our new leather riveting supplies. We have emerald green Swarovski rivolis for all kinds of green fun, including these quick and easy ring blanks – just pop in your emerald rivoli, fold down the sides, and you’re ready to paint the town… GREEN!