Author Archive for Amanda Paffrath

Don’t Miss The Downtown Racine Art Walk November 17th 4-8pm

Posted on November 12th, 2018 in Events, Holidays, Shopping, Uncategorized by |

Funky Hannah’s is one of 10 stops along a 4 block tour of great shops, galleries and artists studios.  Two wine tasting spots, artists demonstrations and the opportunity to shop local and get some great art awaits YOU for this one night only special event. 

Meet Artist Leslie Perrino – metal smith and enamel queen!  She’ll be doing demonstrations and have a pop up gallery of her work for sale.  Find out more by watching this hilarious video Amanda did live on Facebook…

https://www.facebook.com/events/1090634447769255/

Shop Small – November 24th – Small Business Saturday

Posted on November 12th, 2018 in Uncategorized by |

Be sure to visit Funky Hannah’s on Small Business Saturday and spread some love!  We will!  Spend $25 and we’ll give you a darling pair of holiday earrings made by the fabulous design team at Funky Hannah’s!  (while supplies last, of course!). Don’t miss the chance to be part of the shop local movement on this special day with your friends at Funky Hannah’s…

Milwaukee Bead Show October 21st. See you there!

Posted on October 17th, 2018 in Bead Shows by |

See us among a stellar group of vendors in the one-day-only show.  

We LOVE this show….  Come say hi.  And guess what?  It’s a bye week….you won’t miss the Packer’s game, so come to the show!  We’ll have all our great Packer loot!

Fall Bead Camp October 19-21st! Don’t miss it!

Posted on September 28th, 2018 in Bead Camp by |

Bead Camp is an amazing weekend retreat housed within the former Racine college, circa 1867, just minutes from our shop on the shore of Lake Michigan. Filled with antiques, history and charm…this all inclusive weekend is 48+ hours of creative  fun you won’t want to miss.

We have everything we need under one roof — we bead together in a large, well lit space….staff rings a bell when our meals our ready in our dining room, although our snack table is so full we joke that we have to eat before we eat.  Our simple, yet cozy, rooms are located on the second & third floors, accessible by elevator.  While bathrooms are shared…there are plenty.  It’s fun….like bead college ….in a really neat antique filled historic space.  Some people take every class offered, some don’t take any and use the time to tackle projects they’ve been sitting on or new designs they’ve been dying to try.  We laugh a lot, cheer each other on and end the weekend with new friends and memories. 

 

Guest Artist Adele Kimpell of Bead Dreamers is back! Adele and Alan join us again by popular demand to teach two classes and show case a trunk show of Adele’s designs and kits for sale during the weekend retreat!

Other exciting options include a glass pumpkin workshop at Hot Shop Glass, and Paper Beads with Funky Amanda.

Don’t miss it, or you’ll be sad!  Don’t be sad!

NEW REGISTRATION PROCEDURE!  Space is limited and filled in the order of receipt. Payment is due at the time of registration. Commuter registrations opens after October 1st, with space available if not lled with overnight campers.

Register by phone, fax, email, PayPal or snail mail to FUNKY HANNAH’S: Funky Hannah’s, 324 Main St., Racine, WI 53403. info@funkyhannahs.com. Phone (262) 634-6088, FAX (262) 635-2357.

Download the flyer and registration form here!

Arabesque Bracelet

Industrial Chic Necklace

 

Cynthia Rutledge Teaches September 28-30th

Posted on July 22nd, 2018 in Classes, Events, News, Shopping by |

Three new projects make their midwest debut!  Don’t miss your chance to take a workshop with bead rockstar Cynthia Rutledge in the convenient, cozy classroom at Funky Hannah’s!  Click on each piece for complete details!

Friday September 28th, 10am-4pm
Butterfly Kisses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday September 29th, 10am-4pm
Gabrielle’s Muse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday September 30th, 10am-4pm
Estelle’s Sautoir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classes are for intermediate skilled bead artists & fee is $95 per workshop, per day.

Supply lists will be provided.  Cynthia will bring kits for purchase as well as a trunk show of supplies used in her designs.

Visit Us August 3rd for First Friday

Posted on July 22nd, 2018 in Classes, Events, First Fridays, News, Shopping by |

Henna & a new Make & Take Pendant at Funky Hannah’s….First Friday is THE event in downtown Racine! 

We are full of creative fun, especially during First Fridays.  Stop in and adorn yourself with henna from the magically talented Luna.  Our workshop area will be rocking with a fun all ages Make & Take — handpaint hardwood mandala pendants, letter pendants & more with materials from a trunk show from Tangible Light Studio.  The trunk show kicks off during First Fridays and will run for one week.  Don’t miss it!

Detail of henna art by Luna during First Fridays last year. Don’t miss her visit in August and be adorned!

Henna art by Luna. Funky’s pal Leayn has already reserved her spot first in line at 4pm on First Fridays!

Wood pendants for the Make & Take during First Fridays.

 
Be sure to visit our sister business — Hot Shop Glass, 239 Wisconsin Ave — it is the hottest, coolest place downtown!  Watch as local artists turn 2000º molten glass into art right before your eyes!  The whole family will want to pull up a seat and watch demonstrations from 4-8:30pm.
Find out about all the fun happening downtown during First Fridays here:  August 2018 First Friday Happenings

Kid’s Creative Camps This Summer At Funky Hannah’s

Posted on May 5th, 2018 in Bead Camp by |

This camp is a favorite for so many families!  We’re only offering two session this summer so act now if you’d like to register your child, grandchild, or special kid in your life!  Each day brings a different project they will love — and you’ll love the results!  Call us soon to register. 262-634-6088

Downtown Racine Art Walk This Saturday!

Posted on April 18th, 2018 in Uncategorized by |

Visit Funky Hannah’s Saturday from 4-8pm during the Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW) & watch Tracy and Joann create in the flame making glass beads and torch fired copper enamel pendants.  Learn from these two accomplished artists & watch how they transform glass and copper into lovely components for jewelry. 

Enjoy a perfect walking tour to eleven different galleries, museums, artist studios & shops during
the Downtown Racine Art Walk.   There is so many cool  things to see & do…. then dine at one of the many amazing restaurants in our neighborhood!
 
Click below for more info on each venue on the Art Walk!
http://www.racinedowntown.com/event/d-r-a-w/
 

Pop Up Bead Boutique in Door Co!

Posted on April 18th, 2018 in Uncategorized by |

Funky Hannah’s is taking a road trip to Door County April 26th-29th for a weekend retreat we are hosting at The Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa in Fish Creek.  For two days we’ll have a BEAD BOUTIQUE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC in a room at the Inn right off the lobby. 

Friday April 27th & Saturday April 28th 10am-4pm

Be sure to stop in and see the latest in our fabulous selection of seed beads, shaped & two hole Czech beads, chain, charms plus new kits and loads of inspiration!  Don’t miss our loot in your neck of the woods!

First Friday Kicks Off Friday Night!

Posted on April 5th, 2018 in Uncategorized by |

First Friday’s® Downtown Racine Kicks off it’s 2018 Season April 6th with New Sponsors, New Events and New Fun
Celebrate a beautiful night Downtown during Racine’s First (of 2018) First Friday April 6th, from 4- 9pm!

Socialize with friends and neighbors as you enjoy shopping, adult beverages and a stroll through the historic Downtown city streets. Join all the First Friday’s Sponsor business owners as they welcome you to shop local, dine & discover the best Racine has to offer: Downtown! Come early & stay late! Downtown Racine has been a shopping destination since 1860.

Sparkle up your springtime wardrobe with accessories from Funky Hannah’s!. Choose from handcrafted jewelry from their on staff designers or be inspired to create something yourself. Spring classes are offered for adults as well as birthday parties for children. Stop in and find out why Funky Hannah’s has been a favorite shop downtown for more than twenty years!

Don’t miss the fun at Hot Shop Glass – our sister business-, 239 Wisconsin Avenue, as owners & artisans Dan Sviland & Amanda Paffrath turn 2000o molten glass into art right before your eyes. Come and be mesmerized by the process, heat and dynamics of working with liquid glass. See the latest creations in the gallery and pick up info about upcoming classes.

And your last chance to see the PEEP exhibit at RAM is this weekend & it’s free admission all day & eve Friday!!!

Visitors enjoy free RAM (Racine Art Museum) admission and extended hours from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday, April 6. The art made with fluffy, sugar-coated marshmallow PEEPS gets more creative every spring in the popular RAM 9th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition. At the same time, RAM releases the beasts of contemporary craft in the multi-media exhibition, Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection. Meanwhile, Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions tells the story of how RAM established the world’s largest polymer collection in 2011 and spotlights pieces that have been donated to the museum since then. Contemporary artists express themselves through the power of the written wordin Text Message: Words and Letters in Contemporary Art. And, Japanese Studio Craft at RAM is an exploration of small-scale craft from artists with Japanese heritage. Beer and wine will beavailable for purchase, 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

 

 

Here are even more of the happenings the friendly merchants have in store for you April 6:

Join us at Northern Lights Gallery, 423 Main Street for First Friday on April 6th. New in for 2018: boutique fashion, home accents, wall art, jewelry, and more unique finds you won’t see anywhere else. Beat your cabin fever and stop in to say hi! We’re known for our friendly and welcoming atmosphere and we’d love to see your smiling faces!

Uncorkt, 240 Main Street, is the place to be on First Friday, April 6th. Our drink specials begin

at 4:00 pm. with glasses of wine, only $5, and the lowest priced craft beer in Racine. Starting

at 6:00 pm. until 10:00 pm. we have a FAN favorite the Gary T. Ricchio Project. Uncorkt also

has free wine sampling from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Come see why Uncorkt won the 2015, 2016 and

2017 the BEST WINE STORE in Racine County!

Check out our selection of new Opal jewelry at red moon, 334 Main Street. To help celebrate the

return of First Fridays, we are offering a free Lavish Jewelry Cleaning Kit with any Opal purchase

as well as a 5% discount on all purchases.

DIVINO GELATO, 245 Main Street, will be hosting an Open Mic Night from 6 PM – 9PM

The popular NANO BUG RACES will be held at Dover Flag & Map, 323 Main Street. Be sure to

stop in to cheer your favorite color BUG to victory on the winding track. Bring your friends and

you may be the lucky winner of . . . Famous Amos Cookies! Say the secret word (Springtime)

and receive 15% off of your entire purchase.

Racine Arts Council’s ArtSpace Gallery (409 Sixth Street) will feature Emergency Room, a Color-Coded Art Exhibition. Emergency Room artists Catherine Cajandig (IL), Judith Jones (MI), Deanna Krueger (IL), Erik R. Peterson (IL), Mimi Peterson (WI), and Daniel Teafoe (IL) present a fluid collection of works that boldly fuels the idea that color is perpetually transformative.

At Art Metals Studio, 332 Main Street, test your Gem knowledge by playing “Know Your Bling”!!! In honor of April’s Birthstone, Diamond, AMS is holding another gemstone guessing contest. Stop

in the store on April 6th, from 10am – 9pm, and try your hand at Diamond identification! Guess

which stone is Diamond from the contest tray to be entered into a drawing for a super-sparkly

AMS Diamond pendant! Guess wrong? AMS’s knowledgeable staff will be there to educate you

on how to tell the difference in the future. One guess per customer. The winner of the drawing will

be announced on Saturday, April 7th. Shine on!!! See you there!

Lighthouse Gallery & Gifts, 306 Main Street, welcomes April 2018 First Friday with clearance

pricing on fashion jewelry (some exclusions apply). Our exclusive photo jigsaw puzzles will be

20% off only for this First Friday. Get a head start on Mother’s Day and order your custom photo

tin at a special price!

Enhance your shopping experience by listening to soft rock rhythm and blues and Timeless

favorites by solo singer guitarist Bob Treml 6 to 9 p.m. at Dimples. From necklaces to rings to

bracelets, you can cross off everything on your jewelry list at Dimples Fine Imports, 416 Main

Street.

Stop on in at RG Natural Babies, 430 Main Street, and get ready for Spring Gardening Fun with

your little ones! Plus, 20% off Lifeactory Water Bottle, Wine glasses and beverage glasses all

Made in the USA!

 

 

Twice Baked Pottery (320 Main Street) looks forward to the return of first Fridays for 2018! Wedding

season is approaching! Now’s the time to pick up those wedding and shower gifts for all of your friends

and family. Now featuring new products including travel mugs and microwave bacon cookers. We look

forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

Other First Friday’s sponsoring merchants include: Artful Glass Objects (232 Main Street), Main Street General Store (302 Main Street), Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe (530 Monument Sq.), and Photographic Design Gallery & Framing (411 Sixth Street.)

Spend an evening with friends and family enjoying downtown: the BEST of Racine. Visit our website (FirstFridaysRacine.com) for information about the latest happenings, in store specials and links to your favorite spots downtown.

CONTACT:

Tony Bigonia

firstfridaysracine@yahoo.com
FirstFridaysRacine.com
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