Author Archive for Amanda Paffrath

TRUNK SHOW! Sunday, November 10th

Posted on November 5th, 2019 in Events, Shopping by |

Join us THIS SUNDAY from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Hot Shop Glass, just one block north & one block west of the old Funky’s — at 239 Wisconsin Ave.  This is our sister business, for the past 14 years!

This trunk show will feature all the best from our friends at Nirvana Beads (Czech glass) and Darma Beads (African trade), as well as your favorite Funky stuff – kits, Packers beads and charms, and more!  Plus, see LIVE glassblowing and learn about the new glass fusing studio opening in late November!

 

Current Store Location Closed

Posted on October 19th, 2019 in News by |

Our current store location closed at the end of June. 

The neighboring business, Plumb Gold, wants to expand and purchased our building May 1st.

We will keep everyone posted on what’s next. We’ve got some fun ideas!

  • In the meantime…
  • Open bead night will continue, the first Tuesday of every month from 6-9pm. Locations will be ‘pop ups’ and posted on our website and facebook page.
  • We will continue to do shows and our retreats. 
  • We will be at the Milwaukee Bead Show in October and host our October Bead Camp at DeKoven the 18th -20th .

We are very excited for Austin and his team at Plumb Gold as they expand their business and reunite our buildings back to one ownership like when it was built in the 1860’s!

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING PART OF THE FUNKY HANNAH’S EXPERIENCE!  Stay tuned for what’s next!!!

She looks like she’s resting, but she’s dreaming up what’s next! Stay tuned!

 

FALL BEAD CAMP – October 18-20, 2019

Posted on September 4th, 2019 in Bead Camp by |

Bead Camp is an amazing weekend retreat housed within the former Racine college, circa 1867, just 30 miles south of Milwaukee and 70 miles north of Chicago. With beautiful views on the shore of Lake Michigan, our retreat center is filled with antiques, history and charm… this all inclusive weekend is 48+ hours of creative fun you won’t want to miss.

We have a lovely, light filled bead room, meals and lodging all under the same roof… bring new projects, old projects, and shop in our pop up boutique in the library, including a trunk show of beads from our friends at Cherry Tree Beads. Don’t miss our massage therapist for a little hand and shoulder TLC! 

This is our 21st retreat and we know how to host a fabulous creative weekend!  Fun people from seven states have made the pilgrimage to a Funky Bead Camp and many locals do too!  It’s a getaway no matter how near or far! 

 We laugh a lot, cheer each other on and end the weekend with new friends and memories. 

Download the flyer and registration form here!

Open til 9pm May 3rd – It’s First Friday !

Posted on May 1st, 2019 in Events, First Fridays, Shopping by |

Be sure to pop in at Funky Hannah’s, 324 Main Street, check out the latest ready made jewelry or be inspired to take a workshop.  Artists will be at the torch in the workshop space, demonstrating how fun it is to make glass beads, from 5-9pm.

All of the fun shops, galleries & museums are open late for the First Friday of every month.

While you are here, be sure to head around the corner  so you don’t miss the hottest spot during First Fridays – Hot Shop Glass, 239 Wisconsin Avenue.  Watch local artisans turn molten glass into something fabulous right before your eyes.  April showers bring May flowers so the gallery is filled with lovely glass inspired by and useful for flowers.  Paperweights, sculpted flowers, vases and wine tumblers will be made with floral themes during demonstrations from 4-8:30pm.  

May Workshops at Funky Hannah’s

Posted on March 28th, 2019 in Classes by |

We put the ‘fun’ in Funky!  Come find out for yourself in one of our fabulous workshops.  Most are open to all levels are held in our well lit workshop space and are lead by a fun, creative staffer at Funky Hannah’s.

Call us to register for a workshop.  Watch for our website for the updated photos, but in the meantime, click here for the April May classes listing

Samples are in the shop for your viewing!

Madison Bead Show – This Weekend!

Posted on March 21st, 2019 in Bead Shows, Events, Uncategorized by |

Visit us at one of our favorite shows of the year!  March 23 & 24 at the Alliant Energy Center.

Come say hi to Amanda, DeAnna & our newest assistant Funky Nohra!

Click here for all the details.

We love doing bead shows because we get to see you and all our other Vendor-friends, like Adele Kimpbell of Bead Dreamers!

Cabin Fever? Come Create in our Workshop Space.

Posted on January 25th, 2019 in Shopping by |

No charge.  Really.  Use our creative workshop space in the back of Funky’s and create with a bead shop at your fingertips.  Wish you had that one bead in just the right color or size…not a problem.  Need just one?  We have tables full of single purchase beads!  Mix it up.  Try something new.  Use our tools.  Bring in a beverage.  Or a snack.  It’s all good at Funky Hannah’s! 

Not sure where to start?  We have dozens of free patterns to share with you.  Get what you need and create it! 

This is an open studio, not a class with staff dedicated to instruction.  But you know how helpful the Funky Gals are.  Plus we like to create too and just might join you!

What’s Ahead in 2019

Posted on December 27th, 2018 in Uncategorized by |

Bead Camps!  Shows!

Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out.  More details will be posted as they unfold!

2019 Bead Camp Retreats for Grown Ups!

January 11th-13th at the DeKoven Center, Racine

April 25th-28th at Door County:  Settlement Courtyard Inn in Fish Creek

October 18th-20th at the DeKoven Center, Racine

 

2019 Shows!

March 23rd & 24th.   Madison Glass Art & Bead Show  — Alliant Energy Center

October dates TBD  — Milwaukee Bead Show, Greenfield Community Center

 

Open 7 Days a Week!

Posted on December 20th, 2018 in Shopping by |

We are open 7 days a week, year round.  Sundays!  Yes…we are open every Sunday 12-4 (and have been for 21 years!). We join many of our favorite neighbors with Sunday hours including Sheepish next door and the Racine Art Museum on the next block.

Visit us Monday – Friday 10am-6pm (classes held 6-9pm). Saturday 10am-5pm & every Sunday 12-4pm.

We look forward to seeing you.

Join us for 2019 Bead Camp!

Posted on December 18th, 2018 in Uncategorized by |

It’s just around the corner and an absolutely fabulous way to kick off the New Year…

Creativity.  Friendship.  Laughter.  Relaxation.  And a little bit of shenanigans….

Click the link below for the registration info.  Call or email us with any questions.  262-634-6088. info@funkyhannahs.com

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