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!
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!
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!
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.
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
Mark your calendar for April 15-17, 2016 for our Spring bead camp for grown-ups held at the historic DeKoven Center, just a few miles south of Funky’s, on the shore of Lake Michigan. Registration opens Wednesday, March 9th!!!
Spring has sprung and we have some fun new plans up our sleeve for this camp including a beach walk at the Wind Point Lighthouse (collecting for our Sunday make-n-take), our fabulous massage therapist returns and by request, chair yoga for bead people! Camp also coincides with downtown’s new ART WALK…so if you are inclined to pop in and see some fabulous art, meet other cool artists and see demonstrations of lots of cool stuff, you’ll have a chance for a little outing late Saturday afternoon!
This Sunday during the Super Bowl we all love to watch the fun commercials, right? Well keep an eye out for Funky Amanda in the CBS 58 commercial branding their newscast! They came and filmed at our sister business – Hot Shop Glass….and we are pretty sure we’ll get a second of air time during the big game. It was a lot of fun. Amanda made sure she had lots of bracelets on the arm with the torch. Beads need air time too! UPDATE: Here’s the link to the commercial!
But wait! There’s more!
~We are so grateful to have been the host site for Milwaukee Channel 12 Kathy Mykelby’s Tuesday’s Child interview. Click here to see the clip!
~Bead & Button Magazine’s February Issue features me in their Artist Spotlight section. Honored beyond words! Stop in and grab a copy, or check out the digital version here.
~And finally we welcomed Milwaukee Channel 6 reporter Laura Langamo to downtown Racine — for a live broadcast from Funky Hannah’s and our neighbor Plumb Gold! We showed Laura how to beat the winter blues and add some sparkle to the world! She’s super fun! Click here for two videos of the fun we had!
We hope you can join us for this wonderfully fun & creative way to start your new year! We have two amazing classes with great instructors – add the classes to your camp experience or just use the creative time to finish things up, or start something you’ve always wanted to! With nothing to worry about – all meals are provided and everything happens under one roof – you can stay in your lounge wear all weekend and create to your hearts content, surrounded by fun loving like minded souls in a beautiful historic lakefront setting. It’s a weekend you won’t forget!