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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



A Word from Funky’s…

Posted on July 10th, 2013 in News by |

I’ve always been intrigued by artists who work alone, often preferring isolation and solace for their creative experience to unfold…I guess in a way I am one of them.  As an only child, I spent a lot of time alone, creating.  I beaded, did textiles (somewhere I have a ½ finished hook rug!) and even turned my Mickey Mouse record player into a potters wheel!  I found a place to start a vegetable garden and spent a lot of time in the woods making little sculptures out of twigs and leaves and flowers.  Summers back then seemed to last forever.   Childhood turned into high school, to college and then my 20’s in a decade long career.  Then that creative entrepreneurial voice I couldn’t ignore took hold and bore both Funky Hannah’s in 1997 and sister business Hot Shop Glass seven years later.  Marriage and kids blessed these years too. While so much of the creative work of all of it happened alone, I’ve slowly learned that the best of it always happened as a result of collaboration and that it’s okay to ask for help along the way.

As Funky Hannah’s unveils our new website it is with a renewed sense of gratitude and understanding that while a core part of the creative process must happen alone, the best and brightest manifestations of creativity happen when we work together.  It is through the laughter, frustrations, brainstorming, & quiet shared stillness that the creativity in our work, and our lives, shines brightest.

So thank you all – you bead muses, TTT girls, funksters, business sisters, justice instigators, mommas, graphics gurus and webmasters – who have helped us be exactly where we are today.

Xo Funky Amanda

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