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Door County Bead Retreat – April 26-29, 2018

Posted on April 4th, 2018 in Bead Camp by |

Join us for the best bead retreat EVER!

It’s been a dream we’ve been mulling over for years.  And now, here it is!

Space is limited.  We hope you will join us.  Laughter, creativity and a memorable adventure guaranteed.  Don’t miss out!

Live in (or near) Door County and just want to shop with us?  We’ll have a pop-up bead boutique at the Settlement Courtyard Inn, our host for the weekend.  Stop & Shop with us Friday April 27 &  Saturday April 28th 10am-4pm!

DC Bead Retreat Press Release

Download the flyer and Door Co Bead Retreat Registration 2018!

We have kits!

Posted on February 3rd, 2018 in Shopping by |

We’ve taken some of our favorites and packaged up everything you need in a handy kit!  Each kit includes a pattern and all the beads you’ll need to finish the piece!  Stop in and grab one (or more) today!


Photo by EllaD

February Classes!

Posted on December 28th, 2017 in Classes by |

Hot off the presses – our January & February class schedule is out!  We’ve got some new classes we’re introducing as well as some popular favorites, so be sure to check them out!  Download the schedule here—> January & February 2018 Class List

Free Friday! Zoliduo Earrings on Friday, February 9th from 12-2 p.m.

Zuzu Pendant Thursday February 8th 6-9 p.m.

Beginning Bead Crochet with Candy Sexton-February 18th

Single Stitch Bead Crochet with Candy Sexton-February 17th



Posted on December 28th, 2017 in Holidays, Shopping by |

It’s true!  We’re open seven days a week!

We’re here…

Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday from 12 – 4 p.m.

You can also join us the first Tuesday of each month from 6 – 9 p.m. for Open Bead Night!

Host your party with us!

Posted on December 28th, 2017 in Events by |

Yes, we do PARTIES!

BIRTHDAY parties, BRIDAL parties, PRIVATE gal pal parties! Perfect for book clubs, church groups, Girl Scouts, work outings, and more!

We have a great space in the back of the shop that is well lit and has seating for up to 12. There is a small kitchenette area with a refrigerator and microwave.

Birthday Parties

Kids age 7 and older will have a blast at a Funky Hannah’s beading birthday party! Guests will make their own necklace and bracelet set using memory wire and their choice of charm and colors of glass seed beads. The cost is $112 for up to 8 children. Additional children are $14 each. Fee includes all supplies, an instructor for the beading project, & use of the room. Parties last 1-1/2 to 2 hours depending on whether you choose to do cake and presents here or not.

We schedule the parties during our normal store hours and recommend booking a month in advance as the same space is used for our beading classes. A deposit of $56 is requested at the time of reservation. Call or stop in to check date availability or for more information. We put the ‘FUN’ in Funky!

Bridal Parties

Consult with our staff & design your own bridal jewelry and then have a party with your pals to make it! Cost will vary based on materials used. A $20 per person class fee applies & covers use of space, tools and instructor. Two person minimum.

Private Parties

Want to get together with friends, family or co-workers and be creative? A basic necklace, bracelet or earring project is perfect for all skill levels. Cost is $20 per person and includes supplies.

Looking for something more? Our other class offerings may be available as a private class for your group depending on teacher availability and group. Call us to see what we can do. Class fee is $20 and supplies are additional.

Funky Fun in 2018!

Posted on December 28th, 2017 in Bead Camp, Bead Shows, Classes, Events, First Fridays, Shopping by |

Mark your calendars for the fun events we have planned for 2018!!!  Here in town we’ll have fun classes, two bead camps, rock star classes, art walks, and fun when the Loose Bead Society is here for their annual retreat, as well as monthly First Fridays starting in April.  We’re also taking it on the road, to bead shows in Madison and Milwaukee and our April bead camp in beautiful Door County!

Bead Camps
We’re cooking up three exciting Bead Camps.  This year we’re taking our April camp on the road to DOOR COUNTY!  What?!?!  Yes, it’s true!  Stay tuned for details and mark your calendars:

January 19th-21st at the DeKoven Center in Racine.  Click here for details and registration.!

April 27th-29th in Door County

October 19th-21st at the DeKoven Center in Racine

Rock Stars

As always, we’re inviting your favorite bead rock stars to join us this year.  Watch our website for the latest details.

Bead Shows

Madison Bead Show – March 24-25, 2018
Bead & Button Show – June 8-10, 2018
Milwaukee Bead Show – October 2018


But wait!  There’s more….

April – December
First Fridays resume in April!  Plan to join us for a fun evening, every First Friday for the rest of the year!




Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Bead Camps

Posted on December 13th, 2017 in Bead Camp by |

Get out your calendars and put these dates on your calendar!

January 19th – 21st  Register here!

Download the flyer here!

April 27th – 29th – in beautiful Door County!

October 19th – 21st


Stay tuned for all the details, including our first ever Bead Camp in Door County!


Celebrate Funky’s 20th Birthday!

Posted on December 1st, 2017 in Events, Shopping by |

Big Sale!  Big Party!  Happy 20th Anniversary Funky Hannah’s!

Thank you for making these 20 years possible!  From October 24th (Amanda’s 50th birthday) until November 24th (Funky’s 20th birthday) we’ll be celebrating with specials for YOU!

From October 24th – November 24th…
Select stone strands 50% off
Seed beads – Buy 3, get one free (equal or lesser value)
All books 25% off
Bring a friend for FREE to any class


Then join us for our birthday celebration on Friday, November 24th from 10am-6pm!
Take 20% off everything in the store!
Enter to win prizes!
Enjoy snacks, beverages & birthday cake and check out the DIY activities in our classroom space!


THANK YOU for supporting your local independent bead store!  We’re here because you are!

New Class Schedule & Holiday Favorites

Posted on December 1st, 2017 in Classes by |

Our latest class schedule if hot off the presses.  Grab the November/December schedule HERE–> November & December Class List

The holiday season is approaching so we’ve got all our favorite holiday designs, as well as some other old favorites on the schedule!  Join us! 

But wait, there’s more!  For our month-long 20th Anniversary celebration, bring a friend to class for FREE (but let us know who you’re bringing when you register so we’re sure to save a seat for them) through November 24th!

Poinsettia Flowers-December 12th

Maho Pendant – November 30th

Christmas Tree Bracelet November 28th

Holiday Stars & Snowflakes – December 7th

Road Trip to Racine!

We are close and we are loaded with fun, creativity and great dining!  Just 70 miles from Chicago and 30 miles from Milwaukee!  Our shop is located in the heart of historic downtown Racine, surrounded by charming one of a kind shops and dining options that can take you around the world and back!  Ask us about our favorites….we love to talk about all the great things our neighbors are cooking up!


While you are here….you must visit the Racine Art Museum.  Right here…just two blocks from our shop….is the most extensive collection of American Craft in the country.  Yep.  It’s tops.  And they are generous…we often have free passes to share with our customers!   It’s a small gem to explore…it won’t take you all day.  You’ll have plenty of time to drool in their amazing museum store, and then come back to see us and do some bead shopping since you will be so inspired!

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If you plan ahead you might join in a glass blowing class in our ‘sister’ business….Hot Shop Glass!  This state-of-the-art glass blowing facility is just around the corner from Funky Hannah’s!  This is the real deal…a 300lb Stadelman Furnace, 2 glory holes and a lovely gallery of work created by local artists.  Stop in on a Saturday to see the studio in action and shop the gallery.  Call ahead if you’d like to take a 2 hour Explore Glass Workshop.  Classes are booking 6-8 weeks in advance!  262-833-0095

HOT SHOP GLASS COOL HotShopGlassRacine’s got great history too.  From the Racine Belles – Women’s baseball teams made famous in the movie A League of Our Own to the amazing architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and his relationship to SC Johnson Wax…  A Road Trip To Racine is fun for the whole family!  Click here to visit the Real Racine Visitor Center Online!

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And then you can’t forget to stop for Racine’s famous Kringle on your way out of town….


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