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Current Store Location Closed

Posted on November 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!


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


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

A Funky Media Frenzy!

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!

Funky in Bead & Button Magazine

Posted on December 30th, 2015 in News by |

Check out the February 2016 issue of Bead & Button magazine and read about our own Funky Amanda in the Artist Spotlight! Check it out here!

Happy 18th Birthday Funky Hannah’s!

Posted on December 9th, 2015 in Events, News by |

Yes, it’s true!  18 years ago, on the busiest shopping day of the year, we opened our doors in downtown Racine.  After just a month of ordering and rehabbing space, Funky Hannah’s opened and was greeted with a flurry of bead loving locals who were as happy to be here as we were.   Thank you all for that amazing 1st day…and a slew of amazing days since then!

Thank you all for an amazing 18 years!

Congrats to Tara N.  for winning the $50 shopping spree at our birthday party!


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Bead Camp Registration Is Open!

Posted on December 27th, 2014 in Bead Camp, Events, News by |

Mark your calendar for January 16-18, 2015 for our 10th BEAD CAMP…held at the historic DeKoven Center on Lake Michigan in Racine, WI.

Click here to download the flyer and Registration Form.


Registration or facility questions, contact Hannah at the DeKoven Center at  262-633-6401 ext. 106

General camp questions, call or email us at Funkys!  262-634-6088.

Funky Hannah’s on Fox 6 News Wakeup!

Posted on January 30th, 2014 in News by |

Whether you are a regular visitor to Funky Hannah’s or a far away friend, you’ll enjoy watching these four short segments from Milwaukee’s Fox 6 WakeUp News, filmed live on January 29, 2014.  Watch as Funky Amanda teaches reporter Laura Langemo how to do a variety of fun things – lampworking, riveting leather, memory wire, and resin charms!  We had SO much fun!  Click below for our 15 minutes of fame!

Laura enjoys making her own jewelry at Funky Hannah’s Beads and Art

Visit Your Local Bead Store Month – Special Events and Sales!

Posted on September 10th, 2013 in News by |

Bead and Button Oct 2013October is Visit your local Bead Shop Month!  See our ad in the latest Bead & Button magazine and click here to vote Funky Hannah’s as your favorite shop.     A win for Funky’s sends us on a New York Shopping spree to pick up new loot for all our fabulous customers!

Click Here to VOTE!


October Special Events & Sales…

Enter to win a $100 shopping spree at Funky’s!  
Every time you shop at Funky’s this month you can enter your name to win a $100 shopping spree at Funky’s!  (one entry per customer per day.)

Swarovski Sundays!
We are open every Sunday (year round, always!) so you can add a little extra sparkle to your day.  This month we’ll give you an extra 20% off purchases of all Swarovski crystals, pearls, rivolis…you name it!  (In stock items only.)

Shop Local!  Shop Downtown!
Bring in a receipt from another downtown retail business and get a FREE downtown FUN Book! *  Filled with great coupons, including a bring a friend for free to a class at Funky’s!  How cool is that?
(*while supplies last)

Trick or Treat!
Come see us October 28th-31st to trick or treat!  Each piece of candy will reveal a discount you can apply to your shopping on that day!
10-30% off…really!

Free Fun Bag!
You have to mention this special to get it….
Spend $25 and get a goodie bag of inspiration!*
(*while supplies last!)

Cynthia Rutledge Returns

Posted on August 21st, 2013 in News by |

One of our favorite designers is back! Don’t miss classes with her.



More Info about the classes:

Les Filles Du Roi Bracelet

Jacobean Floral Bracelet



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