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!
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!
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
RACINE ART MUSEUM
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…..click 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.
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
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!