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Funky Hannah's Beads & Art

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324 Main St.
Racine , WI 53403 (view map)
Phone: (262) 634-6088 FAX: (262) 635-2357 Website: Hours:

Mon – Fri 10 am – 6 pm
Sat 10 am – 5 pm
Sun 12 pm – 4 pm

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Funky Hannah's Beads & Art

Funky Hannah’s Beads & Art is a full service bead store set amidst a gallery of fine contemporary art. Located in a beautifully restored 1860’s building, the shop offers an amazing array of beads from around the world including a full line of Crystallized Swarovski elements, natural stones, freshwater pearls, Japanese seed beads, plus inspirational evening and weekend classes with some of the most renowned instructors in the country! Choose from the latest beadwork books, magazines or free in-store handouts to help get you started. Ask about our beading birthday parties for kids and jewelry making parties for groups of friends or family!

Named after a long line of Hannahs in the owner's family, nobody who works here is actually named Hannah, but we are all a little funky. Stop in, you’ll be glad you did. Happy Beading!


About Funky Hannah's Beads & Art in Racine, WI

The gals at Funky Hannah’s have always loved beads! Our store is named after five generations of ‘crafty’ Hannahs in the owner, Amanda’s family. Our flower pot logo came from one of the ‘Funky Hannah’s . . . Grandmother Miriam Hannah Gottshall painted that motif on a set of china in 1927 and gave it to her only granddaughter. Amanda’s mother – Hannah – gave her a gift of seed beads as a child more than 30 years ago and look what grew! In 1997 she threw all caution to the wind and took her love of beads, experience running a non-profit social service agency and desire for community and created Funky Hannah’s in a charming 1860’s renovated storefront in the heart of historic downtown Racine.

Now in our twelfth year, we’re having more fun than ever! Our team of knowledgeable staff – all bead artists themselves – offer outstanding service to all of our customers. The relaxed environment and amazing inventory of beads make shopping at Funky’s almost as much fun as creating with the beads we sell.

So now you know that no one here is named Hannah but we are all a little Funky.

Established in 1997, we are located just 25 miles south of Milwaukee and 75 miles north of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan. We are a full service bead store with enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly staff who actually use the all the merchandise we sell!

We have a large selection of Japanese seed beads, delicas Swarovski crystal, Czech glass, sterling silver, gold, copper and gunmetal beads & findings. We love both freshwater and Swarovski pearls, semi-precious stones and great books. We carry craft and precious metal wire in loads of gauges and all the essential tools for beading and wireworking. Our classes are dynamite and our designs find their way into kits when we have time enough to kit them


Classes at Funky Hannah's Beads & Art in Racine, WI

We pride ourselves on our top notch classes & instructors! We know it takes more than a great design to create a great class! We hire only the BEST teachers from the local area and beyond.

Classes are open to all levels of experience unless noted. We do not limit the age of our students. If you like the project and think you can learn to do it with our guidance then please join us! Keep in mind the size of the beads in the project and don’t forget your glasses if you need them for close work!

Our classroom space is comfortable and brightly lit with OTT lights in the overhead fixtures! For full day classes, we have a refrigerator and microwave for student use and a host of cafes within a few block range of the shop


Parties at Funky Hannahs in Racine, WI

Yes we do PARTIES!
BIRTHDAY parties, BRIDAL parties, PRIVATE gal pal parties! 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




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