B & B Show – NEW BOOTH LOCATION!

Posted on May 15th, 2018 in Bead Shows by |

We’re gearing up for the Bead & Button Show!  It will be here before you know it!  We’ve got new booth numbers this year – look for us in Space 517 & 616! Grab Free Admission by downloading THIS COUPON!   See you there!

 

New Class Schedule!

Posted on May 5th, 2018 in Classes by |

Our May & June 2018 Class Schedule is out!  We’ve got some favorites, some new, fun ones, and some twists on old classes!  Be sure to grab your calendar and check out what we’ve got cooking, including…

The ever-popular Beaded Garden Waterfall…

A new twist on the Wrap Bracelet!  Wrap Bracelet 2.0!
Don’t forget our Free Friday classes – once a month!
May – Venezia Earrings
And June – Crystal Chain Bracelet

Kid’s Creative Camps This Summer At Funky Hannah’s

Posted on May 5th, 2018 in Bead Camp by |

This camp is a favorite for so many families!  We’re only offering two session this summer so act now if you’d like to register your child, grandchild, or special kid in your life!  Each day brings a different project they will love — and you’ll love the results!  Call us soon to register. 262-634-6088

We have kits!

Posted on April 30th, 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

Host your party with us!

Posted on April 28th, 2018 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 April 27th, 2018 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/Retreats
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.

Cynthia Rutledge will be here September 27-30th.  Workshops TBD.  Mark your calendar now so you don’t plan anything else!

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!

 

 

 

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Posted on April 26th, 2018 in 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!

Downtown Racine Art Walk This Saturday!

Posted on April 18th, 2018 in Uncategorized by |

Visit Funky Hannah’s Saturday from 4-8pm during the Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW) & watch Tracy and Joann create in the flame making glass beads and torch fired copper enamel pendants.  Learn from these two accomplished artists & watch how they transform glass and copper into lovely components for jewelry. 

Enjoy a perfect walking tour to eleven different galleries, museums, artist studios & shops during
the Downtown Racine Art Walk.   There is so many cool  things to see & do…. then dine at one of the many amazing restaurants in our neighborhood!
 
Click below for more info on each venue on the Art Walk!
http://www.racinedowntown.com/event/d-r-a-w/
 

Pop Up Bead Boutique in Door Co!

Posted on April 18th, 2018 in Uncategorized by |

Funky Hannah’s is taking a road trip to Door County April 26th-29th for a weekend retreat we are hosting at The Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa in Fish Creek.  For two days we’ll have a BEAD BOUTIQUE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC in a room at the Inn right off the lobby. 

Friday April 27th & Saturday April 28th 10am-4pm

Be sure to stop in and see the latest in our fabulous selection of seed beads, shaped & two hole Czech beads, chain, charms plus new kits and loads of inspiration!  Don’t miss our loot in your neck of the woods!

First Friday Kicks Off Friday Night!

Posted on April 5th, 2018 in Uncategorized by |

First Friday’s® Downtown Racine Kicks off it’s 2018 Season April 6th with New Sponsors, New Events and New Fun
Celebrate a beautiful night Downtown during Racine’s First (of 2018) First Friday April 6th, from 4- 9pm!

Socialize with friends and neighbors as you enjoy shopping, adult beverages and a stroll through the historic Downtown city streets. Join all the First Friday’s Sponsor business owners as they welcome you to shop local, dine & discover the best Racine has to offer: Downtown! Come early & stay late! Downtown Racine has been a shopping destination since 1860.

Sparkle up your springtime wardrobe with accessories from Funky Hannah’s!. Choose from handcrafted jewelry from their on staff designers or be inspired to create something yourself. Spring classes are offered for adults as well as birthday parties for children. Stop in and find out why Funky Hannah’s has been a favorite shop downtown for more than twenty years!

Don’t miss the fun at Hot Shop Glass – our sister business-, 239 Wisconsin Avenue, as owners & artisans Dan Sviland & Amanda Paffrath turn 2000o molten glass into art right before your eyes. Come and be mesmerized by the process, heat and dynamics of working with liquid glass. See the latest creations in the gallery and pick up info about upcoming classes.

And your last chance to see the PEEP exhibit at RAM is this weekend & it’s free admission all day & eve Friday!!!

Visitors enjoy free RAM (Racine Art Museum) admission and extended hours from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday, April 6. The art made with fluffy, sugar-coated marshmallow PEEPS gets more creative every spring in the popular RAM 9th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition. At the same time, RAM releases the beasts of contemporary craft in the multi-media exhibition, Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection. Meanwhile, Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions tells the story of how RAM established the world’s largest polymer collection in 2011 and spotlights pieces that have been donated to the museum since then. Contemporary artists express themselves through the power of the written wordin Text Message: Words and Letters in Contemporary Art. And, Japanese Studio Craft at RAM is an exploration of small-scale craft from artists with Japanese heritage. Beer and wine will beavailable for purchase, 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

 

 

Here are even more of the happenings the friendly merchants have in store for you April 6:

Join us at Northern Lights Gallery, 423 Main Street for First Friday on April 6th. New in for 2018: boutique fashion, home accents, wall art, jewelry, and more unique finds you won’t see anywhere else. Beat your cabin fever and stop in to say hi! We’re known for our friendly and welcoming atmosphere and we’d love to see your smiling faces!

Uncorkt, 240 Main Street, is the place to be on First Friday, April 6th. Our drink specials begin

at 4:00 pm. with glasses of wine, only $5, and the lowest priced craft beer in Racine. Starting

at 6:00 pm. until 10:00 pm. we have a FAN favorite the Gary T. Ricchio Project. Uncorkt also

has free wine sampling from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Come see why Uncorkt won the 2015, 2016 and

2017 the BEST WINE STORE in Racine County!

Check out our selection of new Opal jewelry at red moon, 334 Main Street. To help celebrate the

return of First Fridays, we are offering a free Lavish Jewelry Cleaning Kit with any Opal purchase

as well as a 5% discount on all purchases.

DIVINO GELATO, 245 Main Street, will be hosting an Open Mic Night from 6 PM – 9PM

The popular NANO BUG RACES will be held at Dover Flag & Map, 323 Main Street. Be sure to

stop in to cheer your favorite color BUG to victory on the winding track. Bring your friends and

you may be the lucky winner of . . . Famous Amos Cookies! Say the secret word (Springtime)

and receive 15% off of your entire purchase.

Racine Arts Council’s ArtSpace Gallery (409 Sixth Street) will feature Emergency Room, a Color-Coded Art Exhibition. Emergency Room artists Catherine Cajandig (IL), Judith Jones (MI), Deanna Krueger (IL), Erik R. Peterson (IL), Mimi Peterson (WI), and Daniel Teafoe (IL) present a fluid collection of works that boldly fuels the idea that color is perpetually transformative.

At Art Metals Studio, 332 Main Street, test your Gem knowledge by playing “Know Your Bling”!!! In honor of April’s Birthstone, Diamond, AMS is holding another gemstone guessing contest. Stop

in the store on April 6th, from 10am – 9pm, and try your hand at Diamond identification! Guess

which stone is Diamond from the contest tray to be entered into a drawing for a super-sparkly

AMS Diamond pendant! Guess wrong? AMS’s knowledgeable staff will be there to educate you

on how to tell the difference in the future. One guess per customer. The winner of the drawing will

be announced on Saturday, April 7th. Shine on!!! See you there!

Lighthouse Gallery & Gifts, 306 Main Street, welcomes April 2018 First Friday with clearance

pricing on fashion jewelry (some exclusions apply). Our exclusive photo jigsaw puzzles will be

20% off only for this First Friday. Get a head start on Mother’s Day and order your custom photo

tin at a special price!

Enhance your shopping experience by listening to soft rock rhythm and blues and Timeless

favorites by solo singer guitarist Bob Treml 6 to 9 p.m. at Dimples. From necklaces to rings to

bracelets, you can cross off everything on your jewelry list at Dimples Fine Imports, 416 Main

Street.

Stop on in at RG Natural Babies, 430 Main Street, and get ready for Spring Gardening Fun with

your little ones! Plus, 20% off Lifeactory Water Bottle, Wine glasses and beverage glasses all

Made in the USA!

 

 

Twice Baked Pottery (320 Main Street) looks forward to the return of first Fridays for 2018! Wedding

season is approaching! Now’s the time to pick up those wedding and shower gifts for all of your friends

and family. Now featuring new products including travel mugs and microwave bacon cookers. We look

forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

Other First Friday’s sponsoring merchants include: Artful Glass Objects (232 Main Street), Main Street General Store (302 Main Street), Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe (530 Monument Sq.), and Photographic Design Gallery & Framing (411 Sixth Street.)

Spend an evening with friends and family enjoying downtown: the BEST of Racine. Visit our website (FirstFridaysRacine.com) for information about the latest happenings, in store specials and links to your favorite spots downtown.

CONTACT:

Tony Bigonia

firstfridaysracine@yahoo.com
FirstFridaysRacine.com
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