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!

September Open Bead Night

Posted on July 22nd, 2019 in Open Bead Night by |

September 3rd, 2019 – 6-9pm 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!  We’ve moved Funky’s classroom to the backroom at Hot Shop and we want to share our plans for this fall!  Bring your bead project and be ready to hear about our expansion into glass fusing, plus the Milwaukee Bead Show and DeKoven Bead Camp.  Parking is super easy & convenient….but pay attention:  Enter the shoop parking ramp from State Street almost at Main St.  Take a ticket (It’s just $1  to enter/exit after 5:30, you pay with cash or card at departure) and head up to the right.  Hot Shop Glass is the building right next to the

ramp.  Enter in our front or back entrance!  Bring a treat to share if you’d like. We’ll order some pizza and have a full size fridge and freezer if you need it.

 

Current Store Location Closed

Posted on June 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!

 

What’s Next – Open Bead Night

Posted on June 19th, 2019 in Open Bead Night by |

For the past 20+ years, we’ve hosted Open Bead Night on the first Tuesday of every month. We’re not stopping now!  As we take time to plan for the next chapter, we’re excited to continue this tradition in various fun places around town. Watch this post, as well as our Facebook page and our email newsletters where we will announce the location of the next Open Bead Night!

August 6, 2019 – 6-9pm at Divino Gelato Cafe!  Just north of Funky’s — 245 Main Street.  It’s a great ice cream and coffee shop in the old Racine Hotel.  We’ll meet in the upper deck.   Bring your bead light, latest project and join us!

 

Fun, creativity and friendships grow and blossom at Open Bead Night

 

What’s Next – Retreats

Posted on June 19th, 2019 in Bead Camp by |

Bead Camp at the DeKoven Center, Racine, WI
October 18-20, 2019
January 2020 – dates to be announced

DeKoven

Creative time in a beautiful space at Bead Camp at the DeKoven Center

Bead Camp Shenanigans

Lots of fun, laughter and creativity!

3rd Annual Door County Bead Retreat

April 2020 – dates to be announced.  Join us for an unforgettable experience with old and new friends in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin.  We’ll bead all day and night, eat all day and night, laugh all day and night.  In between the beading, eating, and laughing we’ll go on fun excursions to local restaurants, wineries, galleries and shops and we’ll sample the creative educational opportunities Door County offers. Join us there in 2020!

Taking in the local arts scene – creating fused glass masterpieces.

Door County Bead Room

Our beading suite at the Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa in Fish Creek

Enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings with us!

We’re also looking forward to seeing our Loose Bead Society friends when they’re in town for their annual retreat in early 2020!

What’s Next – Bead Shows

Posted on June 19th, 2019 in Bead Shows by |

Find us at the following upcoming bead shows! Click the show links for all the details! 
We’ll see you there!

 

Milwaukee Bead Show – Sunday, October 6, 2019
Milwaukee Bead Show

Art Glass & Bead Show, Madison, WI – March 21-22, 2020
Madison Bead Show

Bead & Button Show, Milwaukee, WI – June 4-7, 2020
Bead & Button Show

What’s Next – Pop-Ups

Posted on June 19th, 2019 in Bead Shows, Classes, Events by |

We’re excited about the next chapter in Funky Hannah’s story, which will include Pop-Ups!  Pop-up bead boutiques, pop-up workshops – who knows what will pop up next!  We’ve done classes at local businesses and set up our loot at bead retreats.  If you have fun ideas about where you’d like to see us pop up, contact us!

This spring we held a fun metal stamping class at Longshot Vinyl in Downtown Racine.

 

Have beads, will travel!

What’s Next – Workshops

Posted on June 19th, 2019 in Classes by |

We love to share great new designs and fun new projects with you! Be sure to watch our newsletters, Facebook page and website to find out when new classes are scheduled.  We’ve got some fun ideas percolating, including the introduction of “Funky Fridays“, where we will host a daytime open bead which will include the debut of a fun new design and kit in a fun location around Downtown Racine!  We’re so excited!

 

 

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!

Funky Hannah's